Pusha T is not only on the roster for G.O.O.D Music, he oversees it. Kanye West has summoned King Push to be the president of the label, Billboard reports.
The “Numbers on the Board” rapper said he was asked to fill the position during a phone convo with Ye’.
‘Ye had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?’ And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable, and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.”
The Virginia native said he is taking his time to learn the ropes of his new day job and feels confident knowing that he has the trust of Mr. West.
“I always look at it as an opportunity to help the team and I think that artistically, me and Kanye have the same vision,” he said. “He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist. I’m not out here shooting in the dark, doing any and every thing. When it comes to albums and things like that, I have a very manicured process in which I get to take my time and I think he sorta respects that I get to take my time. It’s never no pressure simply because I think he looks at me and my other businesses and understands that’s why I have this luxury of time in whether it be my clothing stores, my clothing line, just things like that. He just notices me and him don’t ever have that type of pressure, tension, producer-artist relationship. I think he respects that a lot and not to mention, ever since I’ve been on G.O.O.D. Music, there’s been a host of artists that I’ve brought to the table, tried to sign, brought to his attention in trying to sign..”
Push will be overseeing the label’s roster as well as making sure albums are released in a timely fashion, including his album King Push. He assured that his new duties will not hinder him from releasing his own project.
“You’re talking about four to six months of a conversation and just solidifying it now,” he said. “I’ve been working on the album for a minute in between touring and everything else. I got a head start on the album so we’re good. You’ll be seeing that very shortly.”
Pusha says he is pushing to produce some of his best work.
“What you’re gonna get from this King Push album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years. I’m just putting it together, aiming for classic material.”