Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music Label Reportedly No Longer Part of Def Jam - WhatsOnRap

Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music Label Reportedly No Longer Part of Def Jam

Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label reportedly left Def Jam Recordings. According to The New York Times, a source close to Def Jam has stated that G.O.O.D. Music is no longer connected with the label. 

Ye's contract with the label terminated with the release of 2021's Donda, however, it's unclear if he was expected to continue working with his old label home prior to his recent anti-Semitic comments.

Ye's debut song, "Through the Wire," was released by Def Jam under the Roc-A-Fella banner in 2003. With the exception of Donda 2, all of his work was issued under the label. He founded G.O.O.D. Music in 2004, and in 2011 he inked a deal with The Island Def Jam Music Group, now simply Def Jam via Universal Music Group. When the partnership between G.O.O.D. and Def Jam ended remains unknown.

Donda 2 was launched mostly for his $200 Stem Player. The album has yet to have a mainstream release via streaming or purchase. Def Jam released the previous two G.O.O.D. Music releases, 070 Shake's You Can't Kill Me and Pusha T's It's Almost Dry, in June and April, respectively. 

Pusha T's manager, Steven Victor, stated in January that It's Almost Dry will satisfy the rapper's Def Jam contract. He is yet to decide whether he would resign from the label or find a new home for his next release.

Ye's resignation from Def Jam comes after a succession of anti-Semitic tweets from the multi-hyphenate, including one in which he said he wanted to "go DEATH CON 3 on Jewish people." On Monday, Ye was dropped by CAA, and MRC studio executives announced the cancellation of a completed documentary about him. United Talent Agency has also denounced his actions, and Balenciaga has severed connections with him.