News: Pusha T Grinds Out Solo Def Jam Deal, "That Machine W/ My Creativity Is Gonna Make For Satisfied Fans"
Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 8:28AM
G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T has updated fans wondering about his current association with Kanye West's label and said a joint venture with Def Jam Records has been finalized.
Pusha promised his solidified bond with Def Jam would bring in positive results.
The next piece in the puzzle that is Pusha T's solo career has fallen in place. To go along with his alignment with G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha has also signed on with Def Jam. Of the deal, the prestige of the label and their willingness to work with his vision was the key signing point. "Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hiphop fans," said Pusha. Pusha T's solo debut does not have a release date, but the updated Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray is set to drop soon. (Karen Civil)
Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music formally signd a major label deal with Def Jam in July.
"G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam," said Universal Motown Republic Group CEO Barry Weiss. "As a recording artist and a producer over the past eight years, there is no one who has made a greater impression on the game than Kanye. We look forward to working closely with the new and established artists that he will be bringing toG.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean." (Statement)
Following the "good" news, Pusha gave his reaction to G.O.O.D. landing on Def Jam.
"I think the whole G.O.O.D. Music-Def Jam thing can only be good," says Pusha. "A machine like Def Jam, and the artistry that GOOD Music has... it's a match made in heaven." (Billboard)
Despite initially planning to drop his G.O.O.D. Music debut on Black Friday, Pusha recently nixed those plans.
"No, no, no, I'm not going to put it out on Black Friday," Pusha revealed in an interview with radio personality Bootleg Kev. "It's not finished. The actual album is not finished and I don't have a title for it yet. Do not. I've been making records. I've got eight records. I don't know what's gonna make the album. We've found a groove though. We'ved definitely found a grove. I can honestly say, with Ye executive producing this thing, it's going to be a masterpiece. Lyrically, know one thing, lyric-driven. 100 percent. Street. Street. For sure." (Bootleg Kev)
Check out a recent Pusha T interview below: