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Kanye Announces G.O.O.D. Music Album

Rapper promises compilation in the spring

October 20, 2011 9:20 AM ET
Kayne West
Kayne West
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Kanye West broke a long silence on his Twitter account last night to tweet "GOODMUSIC. THE ALBUM. SPRING2012." Few details about the record have emerged, but the collection is expected to feature artists from West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint, including Big Sean, Pusha T, Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Mos Def and Mr. Hudson.

Def Jam Records has also tweeted about the G.O.O.D. Music album, confirming that they will be involved in releasing and promoting the set.

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