Former A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip has solidified his working partnership with Kanye West. Q-Tip has signed to G.O.O.D Music in a joint venture with Def Jam. Def Jam released a statement announcing their acquisition early this morning. Q-Tip will be dropping his fourth album The Last Zulu on the G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam Records imprint.
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The Queens MC and producer shared his excitement over his new deal. “I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label. 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.”
With Q-Tip’s Def Jam signing, he will be reunited with Barry Weiss. Barry Weiss is the head of Def am and is formerly the head of Jive Records. A Tribe Called Quest released all of their material on Jive Records. Barry Weiss commented on his reunion with Q-Tip. Weiss stated, “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.”
Now that Q-tip is working with people he has built a rapport with, we hope his album is way doper than anything he ever created.