The people surprised by this movie are either very naive, or misguided. I’ve expected Mos (and Kweli) to sign with G.O.O.D. since its inception, as it only seemed right after Ye rejuvenated their careers (along with Common), and opened them up to a larger audience (and Dave Chappelle). I’m not a Kweli fan at all, so his lack of ever signing to the label doesn’t phase me whatsoever. However, the news of Mos signing has been something I’ve wanted for a good five years or so now.
While people are quick to state Mos doesn’t need Tudda (sidenote: he does), and continually praise The Ecstatic, an album which was half great and half mundane, but praised because it contained about 6 great songs from the once Mighty Mos, the truth is that an in-house producer and some of Kanye’s artistic guidance could do wonders for Mos’ career. Also, I know some people are upset because Mos was fucking with Dame’s BluRoc label by association with Ski Beatz, but his linking to Kanye goes far further, and frankly, it’d be for the best if Mos was on a more focused label that could also revitalize his career commercially.