Q-Tip Discusses Signing With G.O.O.D. Music, Working With 2 Chainz

Q-Tip explains how his signing with G.O.O.D. Music came to be.

Following yesterday’s announcement that he’s signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, Q-Tip hopped on the phone with Hot 97’s The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show to discuss how the partnership came to be. The Abstract explained that he began working with ‘Ye for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and that since then, Kanye felt like he was the perfect addition to the team.

“I was at Def Jam and I worked with Kanye since Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kan was like, ‘Yo you should come work on this.’ I came through to Hawaii and we started working on Watch the Throne. He came through and we was just listening to joints. He was like, ‘What’s up?’ I said, ‘I deejay and I got my thing.’ He said, ‘Man, you should just link up with the team. It don’t make no other sense but to do it.’ I was just like, let’s do it.”

Tip plans on releasing his fourth solo album The Last Zulu next year, explaining that it’s a concept album inspired by his heritage. He also addressed 2 Chainz’s rumored signing to G.O.O.D. Music, and said that while he won’t confirm it, they worked together for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation.

“Yeah. It’s a joint with me and 2 Chainz and Rasheed, Common, that we messed around with. I don’t know if we finished it. Then, there was another joint with Pusha that we were working on. So we’re messing around with ideas as well.”

Listen to the full interview below.




RELATED: Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, Preps "The Last Zulu" LP For 2013


  • Change

    I'm glad Q-tip signed with Ye's label. I thought he should have done that sooner. I am however disappointed to hear that he worked with 2 Lames cause I don't get what that is suppose to be. The guy isn't good, to be honest but most wouldn't know cause they just listening to crap everyday so they're used to it & can't distinguish good hip hop music from this Kids bop crap that needs to stop. Q thanks for making me question your artistry. #can'tsupportThat

  • Mike

    His album is gonna be great! Good sign with Good music too.

  • Boomasta

    I'll never understand why Mc's who are big in their own right and should have their own label always blow it (pun intended) and end up signing to a clown that came out after them...EPIC FAIL!!

  • Anonymous

    2 Chainz is everywhere. Not sure if that's good or bad.

  • dockevoc

    This is gonna be ill...hopefully Faggot Baby doesn't give the clearance to 2 Chainz

    • Anonymous

      What does Baby have to do with anything. Tity Boi has NEVER been signed with Cash Money. Tha nigga has bn signed with Def Jam tha MAJORITY of his career with DTP

  • Anonymous

    Common, Qtip & Kanye work with 2Chains. Electronica works with Lil B... don't know what else to say.

  • Anonymous

    sad how all these old heads have to suck dick and say they like these new wack rappers

    • Anonymous

      He said its something that they've been messing with, it may never be released. Artists experiment and collaborate to conjure up something different and unique all the time, it doesn't mean the public will hear it.

  • kennyken

    i agree that i hope q-tip has creative control. i hope.

  • Anonymous

    HELL YEAH!bout fuckin time


    Oh my god Q-Tip don't do it, you're one of the few real niggas we have left, I just hope Q-Tip has creative control

    • lilk

      What are you talking about of course he has creative control. Mos Def or Yaasin Bey is working with Madlib and Kweli. He has full creative control. Look at the BS Kid Cudi pulled with that WZRD album, all his idea.


      Smh.. Cats Like U Don't Wanna See Q-tip Make Money If It Was Up To U He Would Stay Broke A Washed Up Rapper!!!! Let Him Live I Hate These Rap Music Commission's Stuck In The Past Move Forward

  • Kev

    Please say it isn't so. Q-Tip and 2 Chainz? Now I know the world is coming to an end soon.

    • Anonymous

      Sometimes diverse and different artists collaborating can paint a beautiful musical picture, of course the more open minded music conscious person will wait to hear rather than the close minded minority that judge everything on appearance.

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