Days after Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music formally signed a major label deal with Def Jam, Pusha T has come forward to give his reaction to the power move.
Impressed by Ye’s decision, Pusha expects nothing but good things with Def Jam backing them up.
“I think the whole G.O.O.D. Music-Def Jam thing can only be good,” says Pusha. “A machine like Def Jam, and the artistry that GOOD Music has… it’s a match made in heaven.” (Billboard)
On Monday (June 27), Universal Motown Republic Group CEO Barry Weiss broke the G.O.O.D. news.
“G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam,” said Mr. Weiss. “As a recording artist and a producer over the past eight years, there is no one who has made a greater impression on the game than Kanye. We look forward to working closely with the new and established artists that he will be bringing toG.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean.” (Statement)
Island Def Jam Music Group President Steve Bartels also confirmed the power move.
“Kanye’s genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage,” said Mr. Bartels. “He not only pours it out for himself, but he has made the difference with his presence on innumerable projects with other artists who are indebted to him. Kanye is an integral core member of the IDJ family, and G.O.O.D. Music continues his unselfish tradition of bringing along great new artists to the forefront.” (Statement)
In summer 2010, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate GLC said the company was not an official label.
“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)
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