News: Rick Ross Reveals What Rapper He Convinced Kanye West To Sign [Video]
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 7:47PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently discussed his admiration for Kanye West and how he is largely responsible for convincing Yeezus to ink one of his biggest standout G.O.O.D. Music artists.
According to Ricky Rozay, he sparked the idea of The Clipse's Pusha T joining the G.O.O.D family three years ago.
Rick Ross recently stopped by DJ Skee's radio show to talk about his new album Mastermind and the success of Maybach Music Group over the years. During the interview Ross also revealed that he was the reason Kanye West ended up signing Pusha T to G.O.O.D. Music. He says the conversation started when they were recording in Hawaii back in 2010 for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. "I was like, 'Ye, that boy Pusha T, man, that boy dope,'" he recalls. "He don't got no situation right now. That's something you should sleep on." Pusha would later sign with G.O.O.D. Music in the fall of 2010. (Complex)
Pusha previously spoke to SOHH about how he envisioned his debut solo project.
"The way I want to put out my solo album, those ideas are definitely taking form right now," Pusha told SOHH. "It's just that I want the world to understand that in The Clipse, well, I look at it like this. A lot of people understand the dichotomy with Pusha being more brash, the more wordplay-type one. And then you have my brother, Malice, being the more introspective and more conscious-driven. And it's not that I don't think like that, it's just the fact that we play roles in our group. And we're d*mn good at that. And I'm d*mn good at this. And it's not that I don't have those views, I think I just want the world to get a full 360-degree perspective of myself, my opinions and my mind." (SOHH)
This month, Pusha managed to push out over 70,000 copies in week one with his My Name Is My Name.
Miley Cyrus' Bangerz sold roughly 274,000 copies to claim the top spot. She beat out last week's No. 1, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, which sold 72,000 and placed No. 5 on the chart. Pusha T also made his debut this week with My Name Is My Name, which sold a little over 74,000 copies to land at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album was backed by the singles "Pain" featuring Future and "Sweet Serenade" featuring Chris Brown. Considering this is Pusha's debut solo album, the 36-year-old veteran rapper from Virginia had a commendable performance on the charts. Danny Brown debuts at No. 17 with his impressive album Old. The Fool's Gold release from the Detroit MC moved 15,000 copies in its first week. (Complex)
Recently, Pusha said he had never reaped the benefit of snatching huge record sales and wouldn't start worrying about it at this point in his career.
"I ain't sold a lot of records ever," Push said in an interview. "Like for real, being honest. It ain't no big deal to me. My grassroots following, my fans is what keep me alive out here and doing these shows everyday." ("The Breakfast Club")
Check out Rick Ross' interview: