While he may still be settling into his new position as President of G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T's already got some plans in the works. Speaking with Beats1's Zane Lowe, Pusha talked about the need for a festival centered around the brand, and he might be right in his thinking.
“I got a few goals that I want to make happen in regards to some type of G.O.O.D. Music Festival or at least start with a show. I feel like the fans don’t ever get to see all of us on one platform. Still, it’s all about putting out high-quality music.”
While Tyler, The Creator has Camp Flog Gnaw, Drake has his OVO Fest and Jay Z's got Made In America, it does seem to make sense for the label to get in on the festival circuit. In October of 2014, organizers brought AAHH Fest to Chicago which featured a whos-who of current and past talent from the city mashed together with various artists from Kanye's affiliations, including Common, Vince Staples, Jennifer Hudson and more, with a surprise performance from 'Ye to boot. And then the 2015 edition of the AAHH Fest was an even more G.O.O.D-centric lineup but was canceled at the last minute. Perhaps it was a sign of things to come, maybe there will soon be a regular fest here in the 'Go that brings together legendary and new local hip-hop talent. Could you imagine how well that would go over?
But I digress. Pusha also touched on his upcoming album, Darkest Before Dawn, which is due out December 18. He revealed that production on the album is coming from the likes of Timbaland, Boi-1da, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Q-Tip, Kanye West, and J Cole. A song titled “M.P.A. (Money P*ssy Alcohol)” features Kanye, Cole, and A$AP Rocky. Perhaps he'll perform some of it at the upcoming festival, I can't think of anything better than King Push dissing Tyga in front of a few thousand people. Stay tuned for details.