Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Label Becomes Major With Def Jam Partnership

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Vibe / June 27, 2011

With Kanye’s artists like Big Sean and Kid Cudi getting bigger by the minute, the G.O.O.D. Music imprint has signed on to become an official record label with the backing of Island Def Jam.

“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 (via HHDX)

“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 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. 

“[He] 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.”