Legendary New York City rapper Q-Tip has found a new recording home with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.
Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam, the parent company for G.O.O.D., announced Wednesday that West has signed the hip-hop veteran. Q-Tip’s fourth solo album, tentatively titled “The Last Zulu,” will be released through the label in 2013.
The former leader of A Tribe Called Quest is now label mates with hip-hop and R&B artists such as Big Sean, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, and John Legend.
“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “I’m humbled to be part of such a storied history.”
This will not be the first time that Q-Tip has worked with his new boss. He has produced tracks on West’s 2010 album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and his most recent joint album with Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne.”
“As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye,” Q-Tip said, “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.”
Q-Tip’s move to the record label is trending on Twitter. Here are a couple of Tweets with what fans are saying:
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