G.O.O.D. Music Becomes An Official Label Under Island Def Jam

Kanye inks a deal to turn G.O.O.D. Music into an official label, with Big Sean serving as its flagship artist.

Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has inked an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with Island Def Jam Music Group. The first release under the terms of the new agreement is Big Sean’s Finally Famous, cementing the Detroit, Michigan up-and-comer as G.O.O.D. Music’s flagship artist.

"G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam," said Barry Weiss, Chairman and COO of Universal Motown Republic Group and IDJMG. "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."

Previously, G.O.O.D. Music was described as a “family and like a production company." Last year, GLC told HipHopDX that “you get a distribution deal and if you’re a G.O.O.D Music artist, then you come out on G.O.O.D Music and the distribution deal.”

Kanye will continue to serve as a core recording artist on Def Jam Records. “Kanye's genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage," said Steve Bartels, President and COO of IDJMG. "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."

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  • MACHOMAN KINGSAVAGE

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  • Nick Thomas

    This is a weak move to me... Not a power move, our explain. Simply put Kanye truthfully has been the most influential artist of the new millenium but, getting a your own label deal at the label that was already raping you didn't change much, it was enevitable because there is no more rocafella and roc nation some trash even with J Cole. Who I respect as a rapper but he aint gonna sell much because he don't fit what these bird brain stans out here buy into... But to get back to Yeezy this isn't a power move because you need your OWN distribution label FUCK being this label of a label situation. You need your own shit!!! That is all!

  • Stone

    U guys are so fuck in stupid with these comments. Have of the chimps that comment on these posts arebone track minded. If you don't support good music then ur just a lil Wayne fan or ur ignorant. Good music is progression in music man.

  • Anonymous

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  • Vanno Davis

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    so def jam holds the best label on earth...... intresting

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  • Yeahhh

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  • Anonymous

    All I want is the artists to actually drop dope albums with little delays.

  • Anonymous

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    • ds

      ^kanye over eminem seriously, who is more consistant than shady. in terms of sales and lyrical quality eminem is way consistant than kanye. yeezy went frm gradation>heartbreakrelapse>recovery

    • Steve V

      Kanye West>Eminem:believe eminem is better lyrically but consistancy wise Eminem has changed for the worse Slaughterhouse>Big Sean Cy HI: Ill admit u got that one right KId Cudi> Yelawolf Pusha T> 50 cent are u on crack dude fifty fuckin blows hes downfalling big time matter fact that mother fucka already at the bottom of his career, meanwhile pusha T is jsut starting his solo career and givn the faact kayne west loves him soo fuckin much dude is gonna maker sure that album is fire. D12< The rest of Good Music. John legend's my dude

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  • Steve V

    They need to sign Nas and Talib Kweli imagine their Debut G.O.O.D> Music Albums shit would be FIRE!!!!!!!!!! Plus they fit the style

    • Anonymous

      Talib and Lupe got to sign with G.O.O.D music they work with them enough

    • TBD since 1983

      Nas is a vet, who should be starting his own label; screw that with "oh, he loves rapper" bs.......... A guy whose work in a mailroom since his teens, who is now in his late 20's-early 30's . Wants to be promoted. Not still working in the same spot because he feels "comfortable" there. Talib started his own company, "Blacksmith" after his problems with Iovine/Geffen/Interscope. If anything Kayne needs to create a joint venture situation for both individuals

    • Real Talk

      yea it would ... hope so

  • Its Um

    Uh-Oh to the newbies.

  • dark man x

    disappointed with "the flagship" artist big sean's finally famous album_____hip pop

  • The.Rhumba

    Not to forget new signing DBanj!

  • Anonymous

    Mos Def, Pusha T, Common, Kanye, Cudi, Big Sean, Mr. Hudson, John Legend, NO ID, and more. How could somebody not like GOOD music?

    • Vanno Davis

      yo B he signed a new distribution deal with warner he is still signed to G.O.O.D. music

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    • OneNaTrillion

      If were goin on sales, Cudi outsells everybody on GOOD cept Kanye

    • Anonymous

      You obviously don't know how popular John Legend is, do you?

    • B

      Common is no longer there. He jus signed with Warner Brothers. The only artist that he has that might sell some records is Big Sean & Pusha T. Thats it! Everybody else I like, but there not gonna sell like that.

  • Anonymous

    Nas should sign.

  • bryan36

    So does it mean Common is no longer on GOOD since he signed with warner ?

    • Anonymous

      vanno davis...u gettin paid to back up GOOD music or something? coz if u juss dick-ridin then..its a got-damn shame

    • Vanno Davis

      he signed a new distribution deal with warner so they shall distribute the music but as for being apart of good music he still is

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    he didnt get CMR/universal deal so he didnt get shit but in somebody els pocket

    • Mr Flamboyant

      I understand what you meant, Joseph. The majority of the masses on here are fuckin idiots. To boot, this nigga said big sean would outrap anyone on CMR. That was rich. I'm not a Wayne fan cause he's borderline wack and flat out weird now but... Wayne's career overall > big sean's life (shrugs shoulders) I mean seriously. Wayne's throwaway shit is better than Big Sean's LP.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      i was talking about the record deal wtf yall on

    • nox

      lol are you serious big sean would out rap everyone on CMR lol and he's the young gun dont forget GOOD music got Pusha T on deck #imjustsayin

    • Anonymous

      wouldnt call big sean quality music

    • nox

      Unlike Cash dummies GOOD music makes quality music

  • Anonymous

    should be called G.A.Y. music

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