Prepare yourself for A Tribe Called Kanye. Rapper Q-Tip has signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, Def Jam has announced.
Q-Tip, a member of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, will release his forthcoming album, “The Last Zulu,” via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam.
“I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again,” Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam, says in a statement. “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.”
Reuniting with Weiss is coming full circle for Q-Tip, as Weiss is the founder of A Tribe Called Quest’s longtime label Jive Records.
“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” adds Q-Tip. “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.”