15 Artists Kanye West Should Sign

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By Brendan Klinkenberg & Constant Gardner

With the exciting news of the Hudson Mohawke signing to G.O.O.D. Music sinking in, we like to look toward the future. Kanye is the head of the only major hip-hop team that's still capable of surprising us, so when it comes to his roster it's always a matter of contention and an opportunity for imagination and speculation. There's no one fucking with the clique right now, but with the right additions that team could be literally unimpeachable. Check out who we think would make for the best collaborators on the G.O.O.D. Music team.

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  • http://babybenja.bandcamp.com Benja.*.

    Honestly, I should be on this list. Not an exaggeration.

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  • http://google.com Véra Sisková

    Only one on this list should be Mic Terror.. Hyioooo

  • http://www.gametheorytv.com Todd Vandale

    This is a very well done list.
    You guys are really just doing everything right on this site.
    As long as you don’t do a massive website overload. ie Stereogum.

  • LambertLeBastard

    15 is so clever

  • A Tribe Called Breast

    Chance and Danny for sure but Kanye is on his trap shit (somewhere he shouldn’t really tbqh) but whatever I guess. Danny Brown and Chance the Rapper can do great without GOOD

  • Age 20

    I don’t want GOOD to sign Danny because I like how he’s not committed to anything and still does crazy collabs like nobody can pin him now.

    This is actually a really great list nonetheless. I especially agree with Woodkid, Chance, Dominic Lord, Lunice (I always thought he looked like Kanye), and Jacques Greene, which you spelled wrong.

  • Ash

    Yeezy x Woodkid would make my genitals explode

  • EaglesAndJets

    dope article. i heard of this band named LOVE AT FIRST SOUND. who ever raps / makes the beats in that group should def. be picked up by KANYE. http://www.soundcloud.com/Love_At_First_Sound/daysofmylife is pretty cool

  • tim

    how to dress well is tom krell, not nick krell

  • http://mixmason.com Mixmason

    one of the best articles i’ve read in a long time. Twin Shadow & Woodkid are most logical to me, as long as Ye gets back into his MBDTF mindset!!!

  • Mars.Hi

    I don’t know a lot of the people on here, but the ones I do know I don’t agree with. He should def sign Cam’ron I think. People are interested in him again and now would be the time for him to reunite with Kanye West.

  • BeeZus

    Tiron & Ayomari are artists I can definitely see with the G.O.O.D. Music camp.

  • Daniel Foster

    Danny Brown, Jacques Greene and Grimes. Artists like Chance or Ware (among others) would be better off without Kanye’s assistance.

  • G5wings

    D Lord would be perfect for G.O.O.D. they need a fresh harlem nigga with a ton of potential on board.

  • TopBananas

    This is weak, most of these people don’t need Ye’s assistance at this point. If anything, seek his productions and creative input. Why sign to him? Ye released like 3 albums (WTT, CS, Yeezus) in the time span between Big Sean’s 1st and 2nd albums. Granted 2 of those were collaborative but still, they’d basically be setting themselves up to ride the backseat imo.

  • DarkAssKnight

    jessie ware definitly…childish gambino wouldnt be a bad choice either

  • chuck white

    i would say childish but childish is my dude and im really starting to not like this guy.

  • chuck white

    i would say childish but childish is my dude and im really starting to not like this guy.

  • queb

    Whoever wrote this list is a chump. If his collaborators on Yeezus are any indication then Kanye knows far better than you the kind of artists he should sign.

  • London Calling

    Are you not aware of Killa’s past with a certain Jay Z?

  • marcohenry

    I think this new asian rapper from the bay would be a perfect fit. Style, flow, everything. http://www.earmilk.com/2013/08/08/eq-someday-soon-interview-mixtape-premiere/ soonyasee.com

  • DeeHausa

    Thank You

  • BIG MONEY OG

    i think ralph da rich should sign to kanye west his music is epic when that Honor Roll mixtape drop yall going see

  • Stoopkidsafraid2leaveherstoop

    Yeah, Chance could take Teyana Taylor’s spot, because shes taking up space tuh.