G.O.O.D. Music announces Pusha T as new label president
Pusha T has claimed a huge stake in the dance world throughout 2015, sealing collaborations alongside acts as diverse as Axwell/\Ingrosso, Yogi, Major Lazer and iSHi to facilitate a quality spike of urban and electronic dance crossovers. Now, the infamous Clipse cohort and Play Cloths founder is adding presidential duties at G.O.O.D. Music to his already monstrous list of achievements for 2015, bringing his ball back into the hip-hop court in a big way.
The Virginia rapper had already found allegiance with Kanye West as both a collaborator and label affiliate, but now joins the family behind the likes of both Tribe icon Q-Tip and upcoming talent Kacy Hill. The announcement arrives with the news that longtime manager Steven Victor will join as A&R to the label, making for an intriguing influx of talent into the Universal/Def Jam imprint. Speaking to Billboard of the circumstances surrounding this new venture, Pusha spoke of the manicured and unrushed process that first caught Kanye’s attention. He explained:
“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, whether something was super hot or I called it it’s not going to stand the test of time, it’s wack. I been pretty right in a few regards.”
For all his ventures into both electronic music and fashion, Pusha T’s allegiance with G.O.O.D. Music leaves little room to argue where King Push’s loyalty to hip-hop stands. Promising no delays on his hotly anticipated King Push album, 2016 just took a turn for the interesting where G.O.O.D. and its newly elected head of state is concerned.
Via: Billboard Biz