Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American rapper from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He initially gained major recognition as half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton, with whom he founded Re-Up Records. In September 2010, Thornton announced his signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In March 2011, he released his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God. Thornton released his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, in October 2013. In November 2015, West appointed Pusha T to take over his role as president of GOOD Music.