Pusha took four months to make the decision, and told Billboard.com about the process that saw West appoint him to the position:
“Actually, I was flying home and I had just got into my car at the airport. ‘Ye had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of GOOD 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.”
“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 respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist.”
Speaking of his plans for the future, Pusha adds:
“I just look at capitalising on everything that I feel like GOOD Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion. We have great artistic talent that sort of walk the lines of bringing that excitement back in regards to just the art that goes along with it like DONDA, the merch and things like that. Things that kids are really into these days.”
GOOD is home to John Legend, Mos Def, Big Sean, Q-Tip and Mr Hudson, and formerly hosted Kid Cudi.
The New York-based label also regularly uses founder Kanye West as a producer, while Pusha T’s 2013 hit ‘My Name Is My Name’ is also on the label.
Their hit records include Big Sean’s US number one album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ and more than a dozen US Top Five albums.