Kanye West has expanded his G.O.O.D. Music roster once again, following the addition of the Clipse’s Pusha T earlier this month.
In the new issue of XXL, ‘Ye discusses his musical relationship with Mos Def, who has become the latest artist on his label’s roster.
According to HypeBeast, the mag article reads:
Just as Kanye returned to his roots to scoop up Common, he recently recruited his buddy Brooklyn rapper/singer/actor Mos Def into the G.O.O.D. 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 2007’s 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.
Mos Def recently appeared on a track in West’s G.O.O.D. Friday series on a track called “Lord, Lord, Lord,” alongside Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and singer Charlie Wilson.
Def’s last album was The Ecstatic, released via indie label Downtown Records in 2009.