After a run on Sony/Columbia, Kanye West has decided to take his label to Island Def Jam. The long-term deal will see it's first project released tomorrow, Big Sean's Finally Famous album. Barry Wiess, chairman and COO of Universal Motown Republic Group and IDJMG and Steve Bartels President and COO of IDJMG issued these statements:
G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam. 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 to G.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean.
Kanye's genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage. 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.