News: Kanye West Officially Expands Roster, "First Lady Of That G.O.O.D. Sh*t!"

Monday, May 14, 2012 10:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has officially expanded his artist roster by adding the likes of R&B singer Teyana Taylor to a team which also consists of Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Q-Tip and more.

Taylor's G.O.O.D. Music induction became public knowledge Monday (May 14) evening.

Well, this was a long time coming. Kanye West has been closely affiliated with Harlem rapper/singer Teyana Taylor for some time now, but this week it was confirmed that Taylor has officially been signed to 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Music label. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter and actress, who worked with West on his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, will reveal details about her first G.O.O.D. Music LP and forthcoming singles in the next few weeks. In April she debuted a new mixtape, The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor, which pays tribute to Lauryn Hill and her other early influences, including Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson. (MTV)

The 21 year-old music newcomer also hopped on Twitter to confirm the hype.

"First Lady Of That G.O.O.D Sh*t! http://instagr.am/p/KoGOneIsNX/ ," she tweeted May 14th.
"G.O.O.D things do come to those who ignore those who doubt. http://instagr.am/p/KoI1BeosO0/ " (Teyana Taylor's Twitter)

Over the past couple years, Taylor has continued to build a name both on-screen and in the music industry.

Her recent onscreen endeavors include roles in 2010's "Stomp the Yard 2" and Tyler Perry's 2011 film "Madea's Big Happy Family." Last summer, the 21-year-old also grabbed attention with her remix of Drake's hit single "Marvin's Room." "Her Room" found Taylor sampling lyrics from Lauryn Hill's "X Factor," as she came to terms with a cheating ex. (RapFix)

Over the weekend, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz denied speculation suggesting he inked a G.O.O.D. Music deal.

"He just said I'm good, like I'm ill. But we was talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special," Chainz said, referring to his knack for hooking artists up with guest features. "So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we ain't doing no more of that -- I would have done almost anything a couple months ago, and it was all about really reaching out because I still will, I'm still grounded, but it made sense for me to slow down a little bit being that I got an album coming out August 14th. I'm still working on that -- I'm just trying to focus on 2 Chainz a little more." (Bootleg Kev)

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