Rumours have been kicking around for a little while now, but now the word is official that hip hop legend Q-Tip has signed to Kanye West’s Def Jam distributed G.O.O.D Music label, with plans to release his fourth solo studio album The Last Zulu via the imprint in 2013.
Expressing his feelings on the new signing, the NY repping Hip Hop icon who recently worked on both Mr West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and The Throne’s Watch the Throne, said; “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.”
Chorusing the statement, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss, who worked with A Tribe Called Quest in the 90s while they were signed to Jive Records said via a statement; “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.”
Looking forward to hearing what this marriage brings musically almost as much as I’m dying to hear what came out of those sessions with D’angelo and ?uestlove. Stay locked for updates