Date: Summer 2008

Kanye's began seriously growing in '08. G.O.O.D. Music added another crooner, Mr. Hudson. Kanye brought the UK native’s former band, Mr. Hudson and the Library, as an opening act for the European leg of his Glow in the Dark Tour and had worked on tracks with Hudson before the announcement. It’s Kanye’s well known initiation process: meet, take you on tour, do some tracks, sign you to a deal, then make hits.