Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Lands Worldwide Deal With Island Def Jam

Rapper Kanye West continues his business affiliation with the Island Def Jam Music Group, as his imprint G.O.O.D. Music has inked a worldwide, long-term deal with the major label.

The first release  under the new agreement will be Big Sean’s highly anticipated debut,Finally Famous, which features the award-winning hit single “My Last,” featuring R&B singer Chris Brown.

“G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam,” said Island Def Jam’s current CEO, Barry Weiss, who left Jive to take over as CEO at the label in March of 2007.

“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,” Weiss said. “We look forward to working closely with the new and established artists that he will be bringing to G.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean.”

Kanye West has been labeled “an integral core” artist on the Island Def Jam Music Group, having sold over 20 million records since his debut in 2004, with the critically acclaimed album The College Dropout.

According to Steve Bartels, President and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group, the investment into Kanye West’s  label is based on his proven success as a hit maker.

“Kanye’s genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage,” said Bartels of the 14-time Grammy Award winning rapper/producer. “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.

Big Sean’s debut album Finally Famous is due in stores on June 28th via G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam Music Group.

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