Terrence Thornton has literally been – no pun intended – grinding his entire life, and now his hard work and effort has been rewarded as the younger half of the Clipse was just named to be the head of the label he is signed to: Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music.
Via press release:
Pusha T, the Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist and producer, and a key architect of today’s post-modern hip-hop/pop universe, has been appointed president, G.O.O.D. Music, it was announced today by label founder Kanye West.
In addition to his new role at G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T is a co-founder (with his brother Gene “No Malice” Thornton) of Play Cloths, a successful street wear line, and as an early investor in Mass Appeal. Pusha T is also a frequent collaborator with the adidas Originals brand, most recently taking part in the brand’s Spring/Summer ‘Superstar’ 2015 campaign.
Since 2011, G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams) has been signed to an exclusive worldwide label agreement with Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG). G.O.O.D. Music is currently home to an acclaimed artist roster that includes Big Sean, Q-Tip, Teyana Taylor, Kacy Hill, and Pusha T himself, among others. G.O.O.D. Music has amassed scores of certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum selling albums and singles.
Since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music in 2010, Pusha T has garnered an impressive track record. He was featured with Kanye West in 2010, on the RIAA platinum “Runaway” from Mr. West’s classic album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In 2012, Pusha T took the lead on a number of tracks from Kanye West’s influential Cruel Summer album, most notably the #1 triple-platinum “Mercy” (with Big Sean and 2 Chainz). Pusha T has been featured on literally dozens of tracks by such artists as Lorde, Puff Daddy, Future, The-Dream, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and has become a sought after collaborator with EDM’s biggest names following the success of his track “Burial” with Yogi and Skrillex. Pusha T’s 2013 debut solo album for G.O.O.D. Music, My Name Is My Name, entered the Billboard Hip-Hop Album Chart at #2.
What this new title entails remains to be seen, but nonetheless this is a incredible progression for an artist who, alongside his brother, was once – essentially – held hostage on his own label during the mid-Aughts, and struggled to release their true debut album Exclusive Audio Footage before breaking out with 2002’s Lord Willin’. Congratulations go out to Pusha T and his entire family.