April 11 2012, the iconic leader of A Tribe Called Quest has signed with Kanye West’s record label. G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music is under the Def Jam/Universal Republic umbrella. The Chairman and CEO of the parent company is Barry Weiss, the man who turned Jive Records into a hip hop empire including but not limited to the entire A Tribe Called Quest discography. Both Q-Tip and Barry are excited to re-connect and work together again. There’s no denying their chemistry of boss meets artist was anything but fruitful.
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (Q-Tip) has worked with Kanye West on a few occasions. The 42-year old perfectionist added some flare to “Lift Off” and “That’s My Bitch” on the groundbreaking Watch The Throne. Not to be outdone by the smooth soulful G.O.O.D. Friday track “Chain Heavy” with Talib and Consquence.
Q-Tip’s fourth solo LP (tentatively The Last Zulu) will be released under the label. Expect the Queens native on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation record which is expected to drop sometime this spring.