Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Last summer, Pusha T announced he was going to focus more on his solo ventures. For eight years, the public had known him as one half of the brotherly duo, The Clipse. Pusha T knew this and was focused on building his own name. With this, he signed with G.O.O.D. Music, the label owned by Kanye West.
With G.O.O.D., Pusha T dominated the mixtape scene. He was even able to record with Kanye West. Pusha T appeared on two tracks from West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West even chose Pusha T over Consequence in their battle. This decision still has Consequence shook.
This summer, Kanye West signed a new deal with Def Jam. For his entire career, Kanye West has been signed to Def Jam. He has also been the head of the G.O.O.D. label for this period of time. The artists signed to the label have been spread across different distribution deals. However, Kanye West re-signed his own deal with Def Jam and he added G.O.O.D. Music to the deal.
Despite Kanye West already moving G.O.O.D. Music under the Def Jam umbrella, Pusha T, a signed artist to G.O.O.D., has signed a solo deal with the label. Now, Pusha T is a G.O.O.D./Def Jam artist in its truest form. Before the end of 2012, he plans to release his long-awaited solo debut album.