G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West's label, has a new boss. Billboard reports that 38-year-old Yeezy disciple Pusha T is the new president of the Def Jam imprint that features John Legend, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Q-Tip among its ranks. Former acts include Common and Kid Cudi.
In an interview, the Clipse alum says Kanye's goal is for Pusha to "manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way." The process began with an out-of-the-blue phone call and has been four months in the making.
Part of the goal is to allow Kanye to focus on executive producing. Pusha will "take care of all the logistics, the rallying of the troops."
Asked if we can expect a sequel to the 2012 G.O.O.D. Music posse album Cruel Summer, Pusha says, "I definitely have that on my mood board. I’ve had different conversations with the artists."
And Push's own sequel to his 2013 label debut, My Name Is My Name? "F’real, what you’re gonna get from this King Push album is something people probably haven’t heard in the past 18 years." And he says it's coming "very shortly."