Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Inks With Island Def Jam
After a run on Sony/Columbia, Kanye West has decided to take his label to Island Def Jam. The deal is long-term, with their first project launching under the new terms of the deal will be Big Sean'sFinally Famous album, which is slated to drop tomorrow. Barry Wiess, chairman and COO of Universal Motown Republic Group and IDJMG issued this statement:
G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam. 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. He not only pours it out for himself, but he has made the difference with his presence on innumerable projects with other artists who are indebted to him. Kanye is an integral core member of the IDJ family, and G.O.O.D. Music continues his unselfish tradition of bringing along great new artists to the forefront.