Pusha T‘s new album, King Push: Darkest Before Dawn, is set to drop in just over two weeks. Shortly before debuting his Timbaland-produced single, “Untouchable,” he was announced as the new president of G.O.O.D. Music. Needless to say, the last quarter of 2015 has been big for the DMV native. King Push sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss everything from his new job, the album and more in a new interview, which you can read snippets from below.
Read the whole interview on Rolling Stone.
On his job duties as president:
I’m responsible for overseeing releases, rollouts and pretty much everything else that’s fan-oriented — bringing the business full circle, whether it’s merch and things as a collective that we can do with touring.
On the talent he’s looking for:
As far as talking about talent that I would want to bring to the label, if we’re talking rap, I’m talking about fully self-contained artists that have a vision. I feel like that’s what’s happening in hip-hop right now, especially with the kids.
On his new album, Darkest Before Dawn:
I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing. I feel like the lyrics on Darkest Before Dawn are uncompromised hip-hop and really speaking to my core fan base.
On the sound of DBD:
In regards to the sound, I feel like My Name Is My Name is a bit more lighthearted than what I just created. I sat with Timbaland, I sat with Kanye, I sat with Sean Combs, Boi-1da, Nashiem Myrick, Mario Winans, Baauer, Mano and got from each of them the darkest part of their souls on these beats.
On Kanye West’s Swish:
I haven’t worked on it at all, but everything I’ve heard is phenomenal and it has nothing to do with any of the other records that were released before. That’s all I can really say about it. He’s super meticulous about the messaging about his album but you guys are in for a treat.
King Push: Darkest Before Dawn is out December 18.