created: April 12th, 2012 9:58 pm

Q-Tip announced that he has signed a deal with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam.

The veteran rapper/producer is thrilled to be reconnecting with Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam, who worked with A Tribe Called Quest to release projects in the '90s.

Via a press release he said, "I'm excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label. I'm humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I'm excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can."

In the release, Barry Weiss said, "I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again. He is a respected voice in the music community as shown by his acclaimed solo albums and countless contributions to the work of other artists. His creativity continues to surpass all boundaries of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and jazz. We welcome Q-Tip to the G.O.O.D. Music / Island Def Jam family."

Q-Tip is currently at work on his fourth solo album, tentatively titled The Last Zulu, scheduled to be released in 2013.

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