[NEWS] G.O.O.D. Music Single “Mercy” Goes Platinum
G.O.O.D. Music is definitely making it a Cruel Summer for the competition as their hit single Mercy swerves in at 1,059,000 copies sold digitally since it’s release. Album due out August 7th. Congrats! Also listen to the second single New Gold Flow.
[NEW MUSIC] Pusha T & Kanye West - New God Flow
As the Summer heats up, Pusha T & Kanye West drop a new track entitled New God Flow off the G.O.O.D. Music album Cruel Summer which is slated for August release. Pusha T brings the heat with this one, and the verse that Kanye spits was debuted last night during the G.O.O.D. Music performance on the BET Awards and is ridiculous. Can’t wait to hear the album.
[ILL DEBATE] Best Rap Crew: G.O.O.D. Music, YMCMB or MMG?
Rap crews aren’t new to hip-hop when you consider legendary groups like Wu-Tang, A Tribe Called Quest and even Dipset or Roc-A-Fella, but lately it seems like the new crews are battling for that top spot. YMCMB and G.O.O.D. Music haven’t been strangers to beef withÂ Common and Pusha TÂ both dissingÂ Drake and Lil Wayne dissingÂ Pusha T recently. Rick Ross’ MMG regime has managed to shy away from rap feuds for now, but with their increasing popularity it’s only a matter of time before someone is battle tested. So with each of these crews fighting to outdo one another, we simply ask who’s the best right now?
Lil Wayne’s YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires) crew consists of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Cory Gunz, Bow Wow, Busta RhymesÂ and MystikalÂ just to name a few. If we’re talking record sales, Wayne’s crew is the most successful putting out multi-platinum singles and albums in the last three years. Carter IV is triple platinum, Take Care is platinum and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is certified gold as of today. YMCMB’s “Big 3” definitely dominates the Billboards whenever their projects are released.
Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music crew’s most relevant members areÂ Big Sean, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Common, andÂ CyHi The Prynce. Although they haven’t dominated the charts, G.O.O.D. Music owns the competition when it comes to originality and lyricism. Kanye West’s crew is preparing the release of their G.O.O.D. Music compilation, which I’m sure will increase their popularity. Also, their new single Mercy is already a radio hit and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rick Ross’ MMG (Maybach Music Group) crew consists of Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, and Gunplay. MMG is one of the hottest rap crews in hip-hop right now led by the boss Ricky Ross. After a bad debut, Wale managed to bounce back with his MMG solo album Ambition selling over 500,000 copies. MMG has also dominated the air waves with hits like I’ma Boss, Tupac Back, Lotus Flower Bomb, House Party, and more. Self Made 2 drops on June 26th followed by a few solo releases from the MMG roster.
Each rap crew is equally respected and brings something different to the table, but YMCMB, though on the downfall, has proven to be the most successful. The debate, however, is the “BEST RAP CREW” and lately Lil Wayne’s crew has been more pop than hip-hop. G.O.O.D. Music is still establishing itself with Kanye West and Big Sean leading the way. Therefore, if I had to pick the best rap crew right now, I’d say MMG. Everything Rozay’s crew has released so far is a hit and their popularity is growing. Ross also seems to want the best for his artists collectively, while YMCMB has yet to help the careers of half of it’s rapidly increasing roster. I know most of you are going to say YMCMB or G.O.O.D. Music hands down based on popularity, but MMG has been more consistent than both in 2012. If you don’t agree vote and sound off below.
G.O.O.D. Music x Chief Keef - I Don’t Like (Remix) [Radio Rip]
At long last, the G.O.O.D. Music remix of Chief Keef’s popular track I Don’t Like was finally dropped today via DJ Pharris’ radio show in Chicago. It features Pusha T, Jadakiss, Big Sean, and of course Chief Keef and Mr. West. Pretty tough record, can’t even lie. What do you guys think?
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Q-Tip Signs To G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam
The G.O.O.D. Music family grows as Q-Tip signs a record deal with G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Recordings. Q-Tip plans on releasing his new album tentatively titled The Last Zulu in 2013.
“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label. I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can.”
Respect: Mr. X
G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean, Pusha T & Kanye West) - Mercy Ft. 2 Chainz
Who wants that G.O.O.D. Music single a day early? Here’s the highly anticipated Mercy featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, Kanye West and 2 Chainz. Between this and Theraflu it should be a great weekend for hip hop heads! UPDATE: The song will be hitting iTunes at midnight (via Mr. X).
Kanye West feat. DJ Khaled & DJ Pharris - Theraflu
Funkmaster Flex dropped bombs over a new single that may be off of the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album. The track is called Theraflu and features appearances from DJ Khaled & Chicago’s DJ Pharris and is produced by Mr. NIP himself, Hitboy. Hopefully the CDQ will drop soon cuz this song is SICK.
UPDATE: Official Cover via FSD
Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz & Kanye West - Mercy (Single Cover)
Pusha T announced that G.O.O.D. Music will be dropping the first single of their compilation titled Mercy tomorrow and here’s the official cover. Features 2 Chainz. Interesting…
G.O.O.D. Music To Release New Single “Mercy” Friday (April 6)
Pusha T took to Twitter to announce that G.O.O.D. Music will be dropping the first single titled Mercy off their upcoming compilation album this Friday (April 6th). Gonna be #GoodFriday, literally!
G.O.O.D. Music single “Mercy” drops on Good Friday” bit.ly/HQl1lP
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) April 4, 2012