Q-Tip signs to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label ‎

Veteran rapper-producer Q-Tip has signed a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, the label announced Wednesday.

Best known as the frontman of iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, the Grammy Award-winner is currently working on his fourth solo album, “The Last Zulu,” which will be released through West’s imprint and Def Jam Recordings, according to Universal Republic chairman and Chief Executive Barry Weiss, who handled the hip-hop group’s catalog on Jive Records during the 1990s.
“I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again,” Weiss said in a statement. “He is a respected voice in the music community as shown by his acclaimed solo albums and countless contributions to the work of other artists. His creativity continues to surpass all boundaries of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and jazz. We welcome Q-Tip to the G.O.O.D. Music / Island Def Jam family.”

Q-Tip lent a hand in producing West’s critically heralded “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” as well as the “Watch the Throne” collaboration between West and Jay-Z. He has also been in the studio with Marsha Ambrosius, Kendrick Lamar and Fiona Apple and produced tracks on Esperanza Spalding’s latest album.