Kanye West and Q-Tip have worked with each other on numerous yet sporadic occasions in the past, but now that Q-tip is part of Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music, they'll be sure to work together more often.
Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss announced the Q-Tip signing in a press release which was sent out this morning. The partnership calls for Q-Tip's upcoming solo album, The Last Zulu, to hit stores in 2013.
Q-Tip spoke on his recent endeavor.
"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", he said.
Barry Weiss had nothing but great things to say about Q-Tip, stemming from their days of working together in the past.
"I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again. 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."
One of the last times Kanye and Q-Tip worked together was when he produced Yeezy's track "Chain Heavy", which was a G.O.O.D. Friday track last year.