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.

KANYE WEST’s G.O.O.D. MUSIC LABEL SIGNED TO EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE LABEL AGREEMENT WITH ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP

BIG SEAN’s OFFICIAL DEBUT ALBUM, FINALLY FAMOUS, IS FIRST NEW RELEASE ON G.O.O.D. MUSIC – CONTAINING HIT SINGLE “MY LAST” FEATURING CHRIS BROWN

(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. London Bloke Says:

    Too many words :-(

  2. JJ Evans Says:

    Yeezy!

    Fuck it, while I’m at it.

    I’m Good mixtape classic!!!!

    tinyurl.com/5u8mg9l

    #thankmelater

  3. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    &What?! Says:

    October 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    I wouldn’t put a rack on it but for half off I might cop.

    ^

    Never heard of this brand before, but that jacket is very nice! Shame about the price..

    The site has some other cool shit too though

    ^

    Yeah Jay Crizzy fucked around and became a lifestlye jump off.

    They got Rolie Air Kings, they got Alden wingtips, they got select other brands to get you hipster dipped from head to nutsac.

    Some of their prices are type stupid but in general I fucks with their direction. Ask GAP what happens when you don’t mold and bend to change, you become a dinosaur. I used to fuck with GAP but it ain’t ’96 any more, it’s new trends out. Adapt, niccas.

  4. &What?! Says:

    TL;DR.

  5. London Bloke Says:

    Chea’s wife wore off the rack dress on the big day whilst he rocked an embroidered satin robe (II)

  6. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    These vanity labels are hilarious yo.

    Niccas do these enormous press releases and nothing even changed – nicca is still totally dependent on a big label fo distribution and they still got both hands in his pockets, siphoning off his $ so that Iovine and Liar Ho’in can cop another boat and another crib.

    Smarten up niccas.

  7. Tong Po Flo Says:

    So I mean, you get what you pay for. That’s my view.

    ^ You ain’t lying about that tho

  8. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    London Bloke Says:

    October 19th, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Chea’s wife wore off the rack dress on the big day whilst he rocked an embroidered satin robe (II)

    ^

    Clearly London was in attendance 9 yrs ago on that fateful day.

    *daps*

  9. London Bloke Says:

    co-sign Kangol flat-caps

  10. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    Drake’s next album should be called “The Aubstetrician”.

  11. London Bloke Says:

    Other massive fashion brand fall-offs:

    YSL
    CK
    Moschino

  12. &What?! Says:

    Ask GAP what happens when you don’t mold and bend to change, you become a dinosaur. I used to fuck with GAP but it ain’t ’96 any more, it’s new trends out. Adapt, niccas.

    ^

    This is very true, brands that don’t change with the times run the risk of potentially losing a large percentage of their target market to the labels offering the latest trends, which seems obvious but for some reason a lot of brands wanna stay true to their roots and the creativity of their designs doesn’t change a lot over time, unlike the retail sector which is rapidly and constantly changing.

  13. &What?! Says:

    Kanye is top five best dressed in rap (nh)

    Aside from the occasional wild suspect outfit he’s usually rocking fly shit.

  14. London Bloke Says:

    The masses and accessibility through credit card scams in the UK stole Gucci as well.

    Prada kinda fell off too

  15. London Bloke Says:

    Juelz Santana dress sense improved markedly at the exact same rate his career feel off in a negative correlation

  16. &What?! Says:

    Burberry’s image was seriously damaged in Britain due to knock offs.

    Their whole image was tarnished by the neds and yoots running around in the fake Burberry scarfs and hats and shirts.

    Especially in Scotland.

  17. big_seth Says:

    should be a dope album.

    Peace folks.

    Check my blog, give my art some feedback

    much appreciated.

  18. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    Oh, Gucci is done.

    Only rappers wear that horrendous shit now.

    Yeezy was mocking their “hood edition” hi-tops like 3 yrs ago.

    They’re done – nobody really takes them seriously any more.

  19. charles oakley Says:

    Ursher & Jada – Throwback >>>

  20. tHe KiD fRanKiE Says:

    London Bloke
    10 mins ago
    Juelz Santana dress sense improved markedly at the exact same rate his career feel off in a negative correlation

    ^them niggas killed gucci x Louis w them ridiculous scarfs n shit. Killin the brand exclusiveness when niggas is over doin it
    Just cuz it expensive don’t make it hot
    I remember dropping 175 on a Burberry shirt lookin like a dam dining room table but I swore that shit was hot circa big tymers stay fly video

  21. ChainHeavy Says:

    Gucci flooded the market with cheap merchandise and made a killing

  22. ChainHeavy Says:

    For like 2 seasons.But by doing so they lost all credibility as a luxury brand.Chambre Syndicale members won’t even return their calls anymore.

  23. why? Says:

    London Bloke Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    Too many words :-(

    ^

    lol.

    but yeah everyone on GOOD excluding Beige Sean and Mescudi >>>>>>

  24. Beezy Says:

    J. Edgar WHOover

  25. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Just dropped my iphone in a puddle getting out the whip…

    FUCK……..

  26. charles oakley Says:

    Kid Cudi >>>>

  27. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Beezy Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    J. Edgar WHOover

    ^ (c)Troubleshooter1900 about a week ago.

  28. &What?! Says:

    So I seen an advert on youtube for the Chingy – Paperman video, so I clicked on it.

    First comment

    ‘motherfucker you haven’t been around in 5 years!!! how the fuck are you the paperman?!’

    DEAD!

    860 likes, 1073 dislikes hahahaha

  29. Beezy Says:

    I ain’ bodied.

  30. charles oakley Says:

    I think cudi got a classic album in him, no tpf

  31. rex hussla Says:

    Damn man…this shirt Kanye is rocking looks like it was a hand me down from Rey (extra stretched out neck area) and then D-Block (short and very stocky, 5’6” 425 lb. swag)

  32. London Bloke Says:

    Cudi been put out a classic. MOTM

  33. kevfresco Says:

    it’s crazy yeezy gotta align his imprint with def jam for the purpose of distribution cause he gotta have more bread in his coffer than def jams recording budget for all of it’s artist.

    tall israelis run this hip hop shit & rap niggas run around it…still.

    smh

  34. rex hussla Says:

    that shirt is kinda “blousy” though

  35. London Bloke Says:

    Oh and 808

  36. Beezy Says:

    Kanye rocking them 1s though

    co-sign 1985 footwear

  37. Beezy Says:

    co-sign Rey having a size 22.5 neck in men’s shirts

  38. rex hussla Says:

    co-sign the 1’s also

  39. why? Says:

    Yup. The OG red and black 1′s >>>>>>>>>>

  40. Remixznflow Says:

    kanye west is b’s idol…

  41. Remixznflow Says:

    beezy must have been bullied in his early years…

    hes taking it out on nahright commenters that only seek peace… or arent even here anymore…

  42. Beezy Says:

    chill Remix

    you admitted dick sucker

    you are dismissed

  43. why? Says:

    Cudi went from pothead to throwing coke like Nicholson in the departed after he signed with GOOD.

  44. Remixznflow Says:

    Beezy Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    chill Remix

    you admitted dick sucker

    you are dismissed

    ^
    see?

  45. Remixznflow Says:

    LOL beezy the toughest typing frail nigga ever…

  46. London Bloke Says:

    Aaron Ramsey to the rescue.

    I missed out on a 5-0′er. SMH

  47. Beezy Says:

    RemixnBros

  48. Beezy Says:

    I didn’t catch all of the games because I was at a bar

    SMH @ Arsenal

    Chelsea game was boring

    Barcelona was on a TV far away so I didn’t see … I’m about to smoke and watch it on DVR

  49. Beezy Says:

    Remix what’s your government?

    Lemme do a little digging on you right quick, no homo

    I’ll just post your high school grades or something

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

  50. NovemberEnd Says:

    # London Bloke Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Too many words :-(
    ^^^
    Word up

    Nobody interested in Big Sean story.

  51. Beezy Says:

    show off your 400-equifax swag

  52. 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….

  53. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    LMSO!!!

    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.

    Never.

  54. Beezy Says:

    tinyurl.com/3nqx4bc

    ^remix mood tonight

  55. 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…

  56. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Illuminati board:

    Beezy
    Chea
    Eskay

  57. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

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

    Bet.

  58. Remixznflow Says:

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

  59. Beezy Says:

    LOL

    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

  60. 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.

  61. 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

  62. 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?

  63. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    LOL!!!

    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.

  64. Remixznflow Says:

    Look man..

    i live in a modest condo

    i have 2 cars

    i been arrest 2 times…

    i dont own no “businesses”

  65. b Says:

    I am not bodied.

  66. 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.

  67. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Still though,

    I ain bodied.

  68. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    had > have

  69. 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…

  70. 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.

  71. Tron Stockton Says:

    What up

  72. 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

  73. e aka mac with the cheese Says:

    That shirts too loose fitting (no homo)

    Cosine letting the mancleave hang

  74. S.I.C.K Says:

    *cooking curry chicken and potatoes *

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