Def Jam has announced the signing of Q-Tip to G.O.O.D. Music, the record label founded by rapper Kanye West. Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss announced the new partnership and plans for the veteran MC’s fourth solo album The Last Zulu to be released in early 2013.
“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting-edge music I can.”
“I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again. He is a respected voice in the music community as shown by his acclaimed solo albums and countless contributions to the work of other artists. His creativity continues to surpass all boundaries of hip-hop, R&B, pop and jazz. We welcome Q-Tip to the G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam family,” said Weiss.