Kayne West has officially become a label executive after signing a deal with Island Def Jam to house his G.O.O.D (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music label. The first release under the new agreement is Big Sean‘s Finally Famous. Previously, G.O.O.D. has managed and produced John Legend and Common on their albums Get Lifted and Be, respectively, both of which were critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated.
Though it may seem that West is spreading himself thin these days, he will continue to serve as one of the core recording artists on Def Jam. As Steve Bartels, president and COO of Island Def Jam, said in the announcement, West 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.”