"I think my name had been in his ear as far back as 2008 through a designer friend of mine named Tracey Mills who messaged me on Myspace," he says. "Long story short, years later I get introduced to a guy named Che Pope who had recently been brought on to help run things at G.O.O.D. I played one song for Che (“Paradise”) and a couple days later I was in Paris with Kanye, who offered to sign me on the spot after meeting me and hearing my music." Ryan McDermott's upcoming mixtape Ryan Vs. The Sandman: The Tale of The Sleepwalkers will be released soon.