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Pusha-T's next album will fulfill contract with Def Jam, Push owns his masters, and still with Kanye

Despite speculation based on a recent Instagram post, Pusha-T remains with G.O.O.D. Music.

As he teased earlier this week, King Push—who will release a new album later this year that he has pegged as “1,000 percent” topping Daytona— posted a picture showing a portion of a contract.

“Some people call you their brother, other people show you you’re BROTHERS,” Pusha said when sharing the photos, adding in a “thanx” to Ye.

The artist formerly known as Kanye West, notably, was referred to as “Yezos” in Pusha’s caption, marking a play on the name of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Although Pusha's upcoming album marks the end of his contract with Def Jam, it also marks the completion of his contract. Daytona, Pusha's Grammy-nominated 2018 album, was released through Def Jam and G.O.O.D. Music, as were previous releases Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude and My Name Is My Name.

According to Victor, the contract excerpt shows Def Jam signing off on Pusha-T leaving Def Jam. “[He’s still with] G.O.O.D. Music, he’s just not signed to Def Jam anymore,”Victor, who’s worked closely with Pusha for years, said. “This is is his last album on Def Jam.”

Speaking with Complex, Victor also revealed that Pusha-T’s “Yezos” nickname for Ye has actually been in existence for a while. “[Ye’s] the richest Black man… at the time when [Pusha] started it, Jeff Bezos was the richest white man, so when he started calling him Yezos, it was because he’s the richest Black man,” Victor said.


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