Q-Tip Signs to G.O.O.D. Music, Readies Album for 2013


Q-Tip is the newest addition to the G.O.O.D. Music family. The former Tribe Called Quest member has inked a deal with Kanye West’s label in conjunction with Def Jam, and will release a new album next year.

The 42-year-old rapper joins Big Sean, Pusha T, John Legend, and Kid Cudi on the famed label. He was previously signed to Universal Motown, where he released his 2008 album The Renaissance. He is currently recording his G.O.O.D. Music debut The Last Zulu, due in 2013.

“I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again,” said Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam, who previously worked with the hip-hop pioneer. “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.”

Q-Tip added, “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.”

Q-Tip contributed to West’s acclaimed 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as well as last year’s Watch the Throne with Jay-Z. He has been in the studio with Kendrick Lamar, Fiona Apple, Rico Love, and Marsha Ambrosius.

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  1. Shade

    Yes! We need some GOOD Music…literally…Q-Tip is a great addition A Tribe Called Quest was bawse.


  2. Hip-Hop Fiend

    I don’t think people relize how dope this. Q-Tip to GOOD Music a great fit. I was getting worried about Kanye for a little bit after he was fucking with 2 Chainz.


  3. #teamminaj




    I’ve been craving new Q-Tip music. Signing with G.O.O.D. music was a great move.


  5. Outspoken

    Ahhhh shit now!


  6. Iceman

    What I wanna know is why he’s waiting until 2013 and not trying to have it later this year…


  7. Yummy

    Oh yeah….cant wait….thx u


  8. TRA

    YES! YES! I am excited about this news. Q-Tip is one of the greatest hip hop producers of all-time, and Q-Tip is a rap legend, and lyrical genius. I think its great that Q-Tip joined the GOOD Music Records and Def Jam Records. Q-Tip fits in with Kanye West, Pusha T, John Legend, and everyone else at GOOD Music Records. This is great news for both parties involved.


  9. hero

    bout damn time. real hip hop stand up.


  10. mus

    Kanye is such a Philantrophist, saving hoes and old Artists one step at a time! Joking like Q Tip, will be interesting


    TRA Reply:

    @mus, Q-Tip is considered old by hip hop standards, but Q-Tip is still a great music artist. The last time I checked, Q-Tip put out The Renassiance Album in 2008 which got great reviews from unbiased music critics. I still think Q-Tip will make good music, now that he is part of GOOD Music records.


  11. TheDreamer

    This will be great. Kanye’s got some good artists signed to GOOD Music!


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