Kanye West‘s creative output already exceeds all other non-convicted rappers, so it begs the question: When does the Chicago MC find time to do anything else? Like, for example, his label GOOD Music, which is flourishing almost as impressively as his career’s resurgence. Already the roster includes the likes of Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Consequence, GLC, Mr Hudson, and CyHi Da Prynce, and recently Pusha T of Clipse was also added to the fold. But West isn’t stopping there, as the hip hop mogul has now convinced the equally acclaimed Mos Def to join GOOD Music.
The revelation comes from this month’s issue of XXL, which is dedicated entirely to West and his label. In the article “Monster INC.”, paragraphs are offered on each of the label’s acts. Mos Def’s reads as the following:
“Just as Kanye returned to his roots to scoop up Common, he recently recruited his buddy Brooklyn rapper/singer/actor Mos Def into the GOOD Music fold. Long regarded as a formidable talent by underground devotees and mainstream fans alike, Mos appeared on “Two Words” (from Kanye’s 2005 The College Dropout) and “Drunk and Hot Girls” (from KW’s 2007 Graduation). Since his 1999 solo debut, Black on Both Sides, Mos has increasingly been pushed — whether by generational choices or self-exile — to the fringes of indie, alternative hip hop. Maybe it will take Kanye to reign him in.”
Details stop there, so we don’t yet know what West has planned for Mos Def. However, he has already used the MC’s talents for his recently released G.O.O.D. Friday selection “Lord Lord Lord”, which you can stream below:
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