The stars aligned and music gods answered our prayers the other day when it was announced that legendary rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest fame would be signing to Kanye West's imprint G.O.O.D Music via Def Jam. After seeing them rock the stage together last year at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, it was clear that this was a match made in hip-hop heaven. We're expecting great things from Tip's debut album, scheduled for next year, as this is one of those power moves that fits both musically and business-wise.
After the shock wore off and the cheers quieted down at the office, we at VIBE decided to throw together a list of 5 other rappers that Kanye might consider signing (and in one case re-signing). Trust us 'Ye: Follow our list, and you will single-handedly take over the rap game further than you already have!—Keenan Higgins