The Clipse star was personally offered the job by West and he will now be responsible for guiding the careers of various artists, including John Legend, Q-Tip, Teyana Taylor and Big Sean.
Pusha T, real name Terrence Thornton, explains he feels he was given the reigns because he and West share the same vision for the label.
"He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist...," he tells Billboard.com. "When it comes to albums and things like that, I have a very manicured process, in which I get to take my time and I think he sort of respects that I get to take my time...
"Not to mention, ever since I've been on G.O.O.D. Music, there's been a host of artists that I've brought to the table, tried to sign, brought to his attention in trying to sign, whether something was super hot or I called it 'It's not going to stand the test of time, it's wack'. I been pretty right in a few regards.
"Those are the things he keys on (focuses on) as far as I go and just as far as being a part of the culture. He knows I'm outside all the time. He knows that I'm of the people. He knows that I'm in those specific mixes of things that are bubbling up, whether it's online or before it even really gets hot online. He knows I study those different avenues."
But Pusha T insists that he won't be turning his back on his own music while he's running the label, adding, "I've been working on the album for a minute in between touring and everything else. I got a head start on the album so we're good. You'll be seeing that very shortly."