Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Signs To Def Jam

Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Signs To Def Jam

Big Sean's LP is the first release.

Published June 27, 2011

Kanye West has signed his G.O.O.D. Music imprint to the hip hop stalwart. 


West has negotiated a  “long-term worldwide label agreement” with the Island Def Jam Music Group, according to The Los Angeles Times. Per the new agreement, Big Sean's debut album Finally Famous will be the two company's first joint release.


“G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam,” Barry Weiss, chairman and chief executive of Universal Motown Republic Group and Island Def Jam Music Group, said in a statement. “As a recording artist and a producer over the past eight years, there is no one who has made a greater impression on the game than Kanye. We look forward to working closely with the new and established artists that he will be bringing to G.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean.”


The Def Jam and G.O.O.D. Music partnership will include Big Sean, the Clipse’s Pusha T as well as any new G.O.O.D. Music signing. John Legend, Kid Cudi and Brit singer Mr. Hudson will not be part of the venture. 

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Written by Hillary Crosley


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