Posts tagged G.O.O.D. Music
[News] Kanye West's 'Cruel Winter' is "more of a rumor", Solo Album Likely

Ever since G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer was released last summer, there have been rumors of a seasonal pairing to the album titled Cruel Winter. G.O.O.D. Music artists have mentioned it, there were even teases of an accompanying documentary, but it seems all that was for nothing and Kanye West has moved past the idea. When asked by Vulture about the project, Common stated, "I don't think that's happening. It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody's been doing their solo album. So that's what that is."

Since Common is so sure that Cruel Winter isn't happening, it would make sense that Kanye is working on something else, right? Fake Shore Drive, a rap blog based in Chicago, hints at this, saying, "All I know is that there’s a gaggle of G.O.O.D. people in Paris right now working on something, and that something is likely Kanye’s album." If this is true, we may even see a new Kanye West solo album later this year.

[Watch] Check Out the Trailer for Kanye West's 'Cruel Winter' Short Film

Following the release of the so-so Cruel Summer, members of G.O.O.D. Music have been hinting at a possible follow-up titled, wait for it, Cruel Winter! Sarcasm aside, Kanye West plans to make an accompanying documentary also entitled Cruel Winter, and the trailer for the short film hit the web today. The film will be directed by Austin Christianson and features some biocentric visuals—just think lots and lots of trees. Watch the trailer above (via Hypetrak).

UPDATE: The trailer has been confirmed as being unaffiliated with Kanye West or G.O.O.D. Music, as Austin Christianson, the director of the short clip, said to Forbes: "Without getting into many details, I will say that the trailer was independently made and the video is essentially a concept trailer... It's used for pitching an idea and/or concept to a client." It seems Christianson just wanted to get Kanye's attention, and I'm sure it worked. More details to come.

[Watch] Kanye West Discusses 'Cruel Summer'

The term "collaborative" gets tossed around a lot in the world of music, but rarely does it reach the levels of true collaboration that the Kanye West-led G.O.O.D. Music album Cruel Summer achieved. In a self-released video, 'Ye discusses the album and how the recording process was vastly different than anything he has worked on before. With input from Jay-Z ,Big Sean, Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Q-Tip, John Legend, Mr Hudson, Cyhi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, 2 Chainz, Ghostface Killah, R. Kelly, Raekwon, Ma$e, and many more, the album is the definition of a collaborative effort. Check out the replay above.

[Listen] Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah - "New God Flow"

With the G.O.O.D. Music's highly anticipated group album Cruel Summer dropping on Tuesday, Kanye West and Pusha T are giving everyone a taste of the final product with the final version of "New God Flow". For everyone out there that jumped on the album leak, take a step back and revel in the addition of Ghostface Killah to Ye and Pusha T's collab. Even if you aren't excited about the addition of Ghostface to the song, don't worry, 'cause Pusha T's has enough excitement for all of us:

Head here to stream the final version of "New God Flow". Cruel Summer drops on September 18th.

[Listen] Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean - "Clique"

After snippets had leaked earlier in the week, today we get to enjoy the new track from Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean that goes by the name of "Clique". The track is set to appear on G.O.O.D. Music's upcoming and highly anticipated release, Cruel Summer, which is set to drop on September 18th via Def Jam.

If you missed it over the weekend, G.O.O.D. Music made an appearance at Jay-Z, and his Made In America festival.

[Watch] Surprise Performances from G.O.O.D. Music and Jay Electronica at Made In America Festival

In the world of hip-hop, few people have as much influence and sway as Jay-Z, and his Made In America festival is a true testament of that. The Philadelphia festival has a lot of expectation from across the board, and now that day one is over, all we can say is damn did Jay-Z deliver. Earlier in the day, the Roc Nation head honcho brought out Jay Electronica to perform a surprise set, and below you can watch him perform both "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit C". If that wasn't enough, Jay closed the night out with a special thanks to the city of Philly, brining out Kanye West and the G.O.O.D. Music crew to perform. When Jay-Z comes calling, you best answer. Check out the full set above.

[News] Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Album Due Out in September

Kanye West albums are no strangers to delays, hell, both My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne were both delayed numerous times. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that the G.O.O.D. Music album Cruel Summer has been pushed back from its previous August 7th release to September 4th (via Def Jam). Mark your calendars, but be wary, chances are it could get delayed again, but at that point they would need to change the name of the album to Cruel Fall or even Cruel Winter.

Stream both of the Cruel Summer singles, "Mercy" and "New God Flow", below.

[Watch] Kanye West, D'Angelo, G.O.O.D. Music & Usher BET Awards Performances

The 2012 BET Awards were held over the weekend and the entertainment included performance from Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music crew. Ye, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T performed "Mercy". The show also marked the debut of Yeezy's new single "New God Flow". The evening also marked the TV return of D'Angelo and Usher performed "Climax". Check out all of the footage up at the top.