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Fly News: PUSHA T Announced President of G.O.O.D. MUSIC

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.

Pusha recently spoke with Billboard about the G.O.O.D. News:

A big congratulations are in order. Just got word that you will be the president of G.O.O.D. Music. How was the offer presented you?

Actually, I was flying home and I had just got into my car at the airport. ‘Ye had called me and he was like, “Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?” And I was like, “Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?” And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.

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.

In a perfect world, what would G.O.O.D. Music look like to you in the next five months?

I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion. We have great artistic talent that sort of walk the lines of bringing that excitement back in regards to just the art that goes along with it like DONDA, the merch and things like that. Things that kids are really into these days. You see how fashion takes over and these pop-up shops take over and how the music business is a real touring business now, just the things associated with it. Just building it out to make sure that everybody on the label is really capitalizing off of all the assets that really come with GOOD Music, that we really started, that we’ve really been good at. Just really executing all the different avenues of music, art, culture and fashion as well.

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, Puffy Daddy, Jeezy, 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. Throughout 2015 Pusha T’s music has scored many of the biggest moments in film, television and commercials providing the soundtrack for everything from adidas campaigns to the VMAs. 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.

Pusha T (born Terrence Thornton in the Bronx) emerged in the fertile hip-hop music scene centered in Virginia Beach, not far from where he grew up in Norfolk. In 1992, he and his brother Gene formed the much revered, platinum selling rap duo the Clipse.

Congrats Pusha T!

Read more of Pusha’s interview over at Billboard.com

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Last Night in NYC: August Alsina and Tiara Thomas Perform At Sob’s For Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live Concert Series

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Last Night in NYC  at the world-famous Sob’s nightclub it was a night of strictly R&B. Hot 97 shined the Who’s Next Live spotlight on two young rising stars in the R&B world August Alsina and Tiara Thomas. August is Def Jam’s latest addition to the roster and the New Orleans native has generated quite a buzz amongst the ladies. August is currently riding the momentum off the release of his EP ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun. After his performance August literally was carried off by his bodyguard to protect him from the crowd of  frenzy female fans. In a interview with Michael Feeney of the Daily News August revealed there is a remix of “I Luv This Sh*t” on the way featuring Trey Songz and Chris Brown. Tiara Thomas generated buzz of her youtube videos which caught the eye of MMG’s poet Wale. The two came together for the hit record “Bad” a song which she penned, she recently landed a record deal with Interscope/Geffen A&M.  Before the two headlining acts took the stage they were warmed up by Ms JLynn MC, MeLa Machinko and Charlie Red. Checkout photos from the show below.

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Ms JLynn MC got the night started off as the opening act.

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Brooklyn songstress Mela Machinko followed JLynn and performed songs off her Jay Z inspired album ‘Hov Said It Best” which is available now.

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The band Charlie Red led by Rocki Evans got the crowd ready for August Alsina.

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August Alsina didn’t disappoint the ladies.

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August performing his hit record “Downtown” with special guest Kidd Kidd.

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August got things turnt up during his performance of his single “I Luv This”.

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We caught up with August after his great performance.

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Tiara Thomas!

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Tiara Thomas performing “Bad” .

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Tiara putting her amazing set of musical skills on display.

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Shoutout to Tiara on a excellent performance last night.

 

 

 

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Photos Courtersy of SFPL’s own Bernard ‘Beanz‘ Smalls

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Last Night in NYC: August Alsina Previews His Forthcoming EP ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun’

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Yesterday at Def Jam Records office, The-Dream’s new artist  August Alsina held a private listening lounge for his forthcoming EP ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun’.  The New Orleans native was introduced to room full of music media by newly promoted EVP of Def Jam Recordings Shawn ‘Pecas’ Costner. The young artist took the time to explain the name of his EP before premiering a new music video. The EP is only comprised of 6 tracks, but theres nothing wrong with keeping things sort and sweet. We were very impressed with what we heard and left out of there even bigger fans.  Checkout some photos from the listening session below.

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Pecas introducing August Alsina.

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August thanking everyone for coming through and talking about his new project.

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The Def Jam lounge was packed.

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August Alsina!

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De’Von Christopher CEO of Bleu Magazine

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August interacting with the invited press and guest.

August Alsina’s EP ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun’ drops August 20th!

Photos Courtesy of SFPL’s own Bernard Smalls

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SFPL’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: UNIQUE

Fly Ones, we introduce to you, new Def Jam R&B singer UNIQUE. He’s a popular act out of Brooklyn, NY who most recently opened up for Bow Wow and Day 26 at the Apollo along with previous shows with Ciara, Chris Brown, Neyo and others. His buzz single “Beat of my drum” is moving rapidly as a teaser to the upcoming album, which is set hit stores very soon.

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ADRIENNE BAILON SIGNS WITH DEF JAM!

Label mates Chrisette Michele and Adrienne Bailon were spotted on their way to Jadakiss’ album release party.

Yes, I did say Label Mates! Adrienne has officially been signed to Def Jam!

This is a great look for her and it is well deserved. She has always been one of my favorites.

Go get ’em Adrienne!

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