Kanye Announces G.O.O.D. Music: The Album

Kanye took to his dormant Twitter account to announce the news about the G.O.O.D Music group album. It’ll be released on Def Jam (they already tweeted about it) plus both parties sent out a press release (available for your perusal after the jump), around the time Big Sean’s album was about to drop, describing how the G.O.O.D Music imprint and Island Def Jam Records were joining forces. Pusha T also recently signed to Def Jam and our guess is that more will follow.



(June 27, 2011 – New York, NY) 14-time Grammy-winner (and 30-time Grammy nominee) Kanye West’s independent record label G.O.O.D. Music, has been signed to an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). The announcement was made today by Kanye West, Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG) and Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) and Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.

The first release under terms of the new agreement will be FINALLY FAMOUS, the official debut by Detroit rapper Big Sean, arriving in stores June 28th. The album, executive produced by Kanye West, has already spun off G.O.O.D.’s first bonafide hit single, “My Last” featuring Chris Brown. The track is #1 on the Billboard Rap Songs chart, and #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

A protégé of Kanye West, 22-year old Big Sean (Sean Anderson) was signed when he was still a teenager. Big Sean is now the flagship artist on the G.O.O.D. Music roster. Kanye West will continue to serve as a core recording artist at Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings.

“G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam,” said Mr. Weiss. “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.”

“Kanye’s genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage,” said Mr. Bartels. “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.”

Kanye West is a cornerstone artist on the Def Jam roster. His combined albums and singles have sold in excess of 20 million copies worldwide, starting with his RIAA double-platinum debut of 2004, The College Dropout, and triple-platinum follow-up of 2005, Late Registration. The two albums spun off multiple hit singles, and generated five Grammy Awards, including consecutive wins for Best Rap Album of 2004 and 2005, as well as Best Rap Song (songwriters’ award) of 2004 (“Jesus Walks”) and 2005 (“Diamonds From Sierra Leone”), and Best Rap Solo Performance for 2005 (“Gold Digger”). Kanye’s next album, Graduation generated another three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Song for 2007 (“Good Life”), and (in 2008) Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance (“Stronger”). 808’s & Heartbreak (2008) was Kanye’s fourth consecutive RIAA multi-platinum-selling album. It was followed by My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), his fifth consecutive #1 Soundscan debut, named the best album of the year by a majority of critics in the U.S. and UK. In addition to his own records, Kanye West has been featured as a guest on countless tracks over the years, and has shared in at least six Grammy Awards for his work with other artists.

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74 Responses to “Kanye Announces G.O.O.D. Music: The Album

  1. Beezy Says:

    show off your 400-equifax swag

  2. Remixznflow Says:

    Beezy… i dont wanna meet you at mama’s bro…

    i dont need an assault charge..

    for beating a frail balding middle aged man and is 6 toed knuckle nosed wifey…

    i dont want them prollems…

    what i look like trying to fight a nigga with a gold pen as a weapon….

  3. Troubleshooter1900 Says:


    I’ll never tell Beezy my real name. He’ll just pull up all the stuff that happened to me as a youngin and post it here for etheric purposes.


  4. Beezy Says:


    ^remix mood tonight

  5. Remixznflow Says:

    maybe a transcript of the time you failed out of community college … or defaulted on your car loan

    i see i need to stfu…

    sorry nahright bully.. please dont bully me…

  6. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Illuminati board:


  7. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I’ll post my HS transcripts and shut anyone here DOWN!!


  8. Remixznflow Says:

    i might as well just kill myself if beezy put me up on that summer jam screen…

  9. Beezy Says:


    you niggas don’t be asking for it like Kev did

    and KzA to a lesser extent, but that was just kizza related

    my summer jam wouldnt be pretty

    DUI … multiple drugs arrests

    all the way to corporate glamour shots on my companies website looking ultra corny

  10. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Saw – A Hardcore Parody

    ^WTF? Forreal?

    Up at movie2k. Sounds disturbing, yet, intriguing. Might watch it over the weekend if I can talk the misses into watching it with me.

  11. S.I.C.K Says:

    Just realized something my cellphone Is kinda like my woman She may not be the fastest or the latest technology But there are other features That is more useful in the long term

  12. Remixznflow Says:

    yeah.. beezy’s hacker game will strike fear into anyone with any sort of life…

    only losers dont have no dirt in they history… a DUI is expected of any red blooded american…

    yall dont drink?

  13. Troubleshooter1900 Says:


    I got robbed something serious at a 14. If the police didn’t come in before the dude figured out how to take his gun off safety, I wouldn’t be here. The most embarrassing thing that happened to me.

    I got beat to a fuckin pulp while the star of the football team stared and cried as I tried to defend us and keep our money in our pockets. My face looked like Martins (when he had that boxing fight) for about a week and a half. Pistol whipped, biten, and some other crazy shit. They were 19, 22, and 23. I was 14 and so was my boy.

    Shit was crazy. Glad to have survived though.

  14. Remixznflow Says:

    Look man..

    i live in a modest condo

    i have 2 cars

    i been arrest 2 times…

    i dont own no “businesses”

  15. b Says:

    I am not bodied.

  16. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I got a guns charge and an assault charge in my folder too.

    I have to petition to get into law school twice because the first time I got rejected despite my scores.

    I ain’t letting yall dig. I’ll out myself first lol.

  17. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Still though,

    I ain bodied.

  18. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    had > have

  19. Remixznflow Says:

    Troubleshooter1900 Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I got a guns charge and an assault charge in my folder too.

    I have to petition to get into law school twice because the first time I got rejected despite my scores.

    I ain’t letting yall dig. I’ll out myself first lol.

    cosiggy.. no homo on the digging though just in case the no homo police is watching…

  20. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Anyone got any good business ideas?

    I need to start something else low maintenance and trustworthy.

    Just need a damn improvised focused group to get the ball moving.

  21. Tron Stockton Says:

    What up

  22. Samir Says:

    Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    Good clothes cost money.


    yeah, but there’s better shit than J Crew at the same price point though

  23. e aka mac with the cheese Says:

    That shirts too loose fitting (no homo)

    Cosine letting the mancleave hang

  24. S.I.C.K Says:

    *cooking curry chicken and potatoes *

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