Published Jun 27, 2011Following a rash of signings to Kanye West's ever-growing G.O.O.D. Music imprint, the new-ish label has now revealed that it has teamed up with the Def Jam Music Group, who will act as a parent company.
Prefix points to a statement from Island Def Jam president and COO Steve Bartels, who says, "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."
G.O.O.D. Music will operate under the Def Jam umbrella as both a record label and a management company. The first release in this partnership will be Big Sean's Finally Famous: The Album, which drops tomorrow (June 28).
Despite being the head of G.O.O.D. Music, however, Kanye West's own albums will continue to see release via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam.