Chicago rap veteran Twista has revealed previously reaching out to Kanye West to join G.O.O.D. Music and being turned down by the rap star.
Twista said he believed West should have considered aligning him with his company.
“I actually wanted to [sign] at one point, Twista recalls of Kanye’s 2008 Graduation era. “But I don’t know what time of vibe Kanye had with me at that time…I mentioned that I would be getting out of my [Atlantic Records] contract and wondered if he wanted to jump down. But I don’t know, I guess it wasn’t a good idea for him at the time.He should’ve done it. He would’ve had ‘Wetter’ [Laughs].” (VIBE)
Last month, West added rap veteran Mos Def to the G.O.O.D. Music roster.
The Brooklyn MC and West talk about the deal and break down their musical relationship in the October issue of XXL, which comes out on Tuesday and features a Kanye cover story. And Mos Def makes an appearance on West’s G.O.O.D. Friday single “Lord, Lord, Lord,” along with Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and singer Charlie Wilson. Mos’ decision to join G.O.O.D. Music follows the release of his last album, The Ecstatic, on indie label Downtown Records in 2009. The rapper/actor and Kanye first collaborated on the Chicago MC’s College Dropout, for “Two Words,” and then again on “Drunk and Hot Girls.” (MTV)
West’s “Power” producer, Symbolyc One (S1) recently told SOHH he was working with Pusha T and other G.O.O.D. Music artists.
“I’m working with Kanye on the album,” S1 told SOHH. “He’s pretty much finishing that up so I’ve been working real close with him on that. And then also, he has a bunch of other artists and projects that he’s working on for his G.O.O.D. Music roster to other outside projects and he wants me to be a part of that as well. I’ve been working really close with him on that, working with Pusha T on his album stuff, Musiq Soulchild and then eight joints with Talib Kweli for his next album. And then, you never know, hopefully Jay-Z and Beyonce stuff. You just never know where you’re going to go.” (SOHH)
Despite being talked about as a label, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate GLC recently explained the company’s make-up.
“G.O.O.D Music isn’t a label for one; a lot of people have the misconception that G.O.O.D Music is a label but really it’s basically a family and like a production company. What they do is you get a distribution deal and if you’re a G.O.O.D Music artist, then you come out on G.O.O.D Music and the distribution deal. Whoever I decide to do my deal with it will be through G.O.O.D Music because I’m a G.O.O.D Music artist.” (Hip Hop DX)
Listen to Twista and Kanye West’s “Alright” below: