King Push has added another title to his name: Prez Push. A pillar of the label, it was announced this morning that he has been named president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music, and confirmed by Billboard. They spoke to him about the appointment, which I imagine needs to be confirmed by the Senate before he takes office, and what his plans are for the future of the label.
In addition to building out the imprint from a business perspective, Push will also be running point on new musical projects from the already impressive roster as well as new artists like Kacy Hill. His longtime manager and confidant Steven Victor will also be joining the team in an official capacity as A&R. Notably, he did not rule out the release of a Cruel Summer 2 album in the near future.
In a perfect world, what would G.O.O.D. Music look like to you in the next five months?
I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. 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. You see how fashion takes over and these pop-up shops take over and how the music business is a real touring business now, just the things associated with it. Just building it out to make sure that everybody on the label is really capitalizing off of all the assets that really come with GOOD Music, that we really started, that we’ve really been good at. Just really executing all the different avenues of music, art, culture and fashion as well.
Read the full Q&A here.