Category Archives: G.O.O.D Music

**A Must Watch** Mr West @ The Big Day Out Festival + States Reasons For Lateness… So There!


From Paris to Australia Kanye, the headline act over on the beautiful Gold Coast hit up the stage, and like he does best Shut It Down! With stops in Melbourne and Sydney to follow the carefully entertaining production set is a must see with the unexpected- which is how he throw down to delight the crowds.

Also in regards to what the tabloids over exaggerated his sound check and lateness to, like a real gentlemen Ye apologised for his “lateness” and states the reasons behind his… You know what I’mma let him finish…

Arriving on stage:

It’s all here in the Monster performance:

All Of The Lights Performance:

Stronger Performance:

Run This Town & Classic Homecoming Performance:

And The Good Life- I hear you Boo… London Town, you know how we get down!


(Hott New Viedo) Miss Kelly Rowland Strips Us Down With “Lay It On Me” Featuring Big Sean


Ms Rowland is making a sure stir over here in the UK with her role as a judge on X-Factor. And I must congratulate her and Tulisa as they are doing a marvellous job and are taking it seriously (coughs a little). However you know how these super celebrities are and when she isn’t behind the X-Factor panel, she’s getting real sexy with a whole bunch of handsome model for her latest video “Lay It On Me” feat G.O.O.D Music’s latest Big Sean.

Woooooii Kelly you one hot chicka girl! Enjoy xx

Big Sean Drops “The Block Colours” Visual For The “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” Official Video


Check out my husband (Mr West) giving us such a beautiful smile we havent seen in a while! Awwww he makes me soo gushy!

Directed by Hype Williams this is Big Sean enlisting the G.O.O.D Music Crew’s help!


**Watch The Throne Exclusive** Jay & Ye Takes Us To Hip Hop Church… “Otis”


Oh My Lord! Now I know we are not meant to used the Lord’s name in vain but what I can agree with Jay-Z about is that this track is So Soulful, it makes you wanna get up and invent a hip hop church as the beat is just flipping incredible.

We knew that this album was going tobe something of an iconic structure but damn maybe we are gonna need a Hip Hop Church after this “Watch The Throne” drops.

I’m on a Countdown! Enjoy xx

**EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW** Music: Jay-Z Previews ‘Watch the Throne’ in New York


This is a must read if you are at all excited about the upcoming piece of work coming from Mr Carter and Mr West.

This was written by Simon Vozick-Levinson!

Kisses to Rolling Stones xx


Last night, Jay-Z invited a handful of reporters to a hotel in Soho to hear Watch the Throne, his highly anticipated full-length collaboration with Kanye West.

Arriving minutes before 9 P.M. – just as soon as he could tear himself away from watching the Yankees game to see if Derek Jeter made his 3000th hit – he led the group upstairs from the lobby to a small suite, where we crowded onto couches and accepted flutes of his favorite aperitif, Armand de Brignac champagne. Lucky teenaged fans named James and Derek, two of the first people to pre-order Watch the Throne earlier this week, were also in attendance; West was not.

Exuding casual cool in jeans, a white t-shirt and a backward Yankees cap, Jay-Z hunched over a black MacBook connected to massive speakers. What we were about to hear was a work in progress, he explained. Most of the songs don’t have confirmed titles, and all lyrics and track sequencing are still subject to change substantially before the album’s release date (another detail that has yet to be finalized).

“This is the first single,” he announced as he cued up a cascade of circular guitar riffs and polyrhythmic percussion. Just kidding! That wasn’t anything from Watch the Throne, just a random MP3 of Malian duo Amadou et Mariam’s 2005 jam “Coulibaly.”

Kanye and Jay-Z Unleash ‘H.A.M.’ on Facebook

The joke worked because of the secrecy surrounding Watch the Throne. Security on this project has been so tight that none of the journalists in the room had previously heard any of the 11 tracks Jay-Z went on to play. The only taste anyone had gotten was “H.A.M.,” the bombastic single released in January – which wasn’t included in last night’s playlist, and which Jay-Z said might not even make the final album (“We’re going back and forth”). So what does this epic meeting of the minds sound like? Read on for first-listen impressions of all 11 tracks.

1. The first track we heard, tentatively titled “No Church,” is Jay-Z’s current favorite of the bunch. It’s easy to see why. An apocalyptic rumble of a beat backdrops a diabolically earwormy hook (courtesy of Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean) about religion and power. Jay-Z unspools brainy couplets about great thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Jesus, Kanye and himself; Kanye raps about drugs and sex, among other topics.

2. If “Liftoff” isn’t a chart hit within the next year, I’ll be surprised. Jay-Z and Kanye get downright triumphal over synthesized fanfare a la West’s “All of the Lights,” and Beyonce’s anthemic hook is the type of thing that makes radio programmers go weak in the knees. Huge.

3. No one boasts like Jay-Z and Kanye West. Here they talk delightful trash over a fearsome beat that grows from icy synthesizer plinks and minimalist snare attack to a fuzzed-out industrial breakdown. Midway through is a bit of sampled dialogue from 2007’s goofy comedy Blades of Glory (Kanye’s idea): “No one knows what it means,” says Will Ferrell, “but it’s provocative.”

Kanye and Jay-Z’s Album Up for Pre-Orders

4. Probably the best song we heard last night, bearing the working title “Otis,” spins gold from a chopped-up sample of Otis Redding’s classic “Try a Little Tenderness.” It’s a nice callback to the soul-laced beats Kanye used to give Jay-Z back in 2000 and 2001. (“That’s our zone,” Jay said later. “That’s what we do better than anyone else.”) Their rhymes are tricky, showoffy stuff, with the two old friends trading lines like a 21st-century Run-DMC. Every head in the room was nodding by the end of this track.

5. Watch the Throne isn’t all braggadocio. This slower, introspective number finds Jay-Z and West both addressing their hypothetical future children. They don’t hold back, and the self-doubt and soul-searching in their verses is genuinely moving. I can’t recall ever hearing Jay-Z open up quite like this before, not even on “This Can’t Be Life.” Kanye’s verse is pretty special, too – after the playback, Jay-Z said he thinks it’s one of Ye’s top three performances ever.

6. Back to stunting! A sample of Andrea Bocelli’s schmaltzy “Con Te Partiro” gets sped down and mangled into an improbably heavy groove as Jay-Z and Kanye tout their international lifestyle in slick verses. The phrase they chant during the chorus, and presumably the working title for this one, is “Living So Italian.” Very catchy. “It was actually fun for us,” Jay later explained of this track. “We were laughing.”

7. Diced-up vocal snippets and gut-punching bass back aggressive rhymes from Kanye and Jay-Z. One of them references YC’s recent hit “Racks on Racks,” a nod to the contemporary rap trends this album both embraces and outpaces.

8. A sample of English dubstep producer Flux Pavilion’s single “I Can’t Stop” comes crashing into an enormous wall of Dirty South synths, and the beat keeps evolving from there. Kanye’s opening verse includes a smidgen of Pig Latin, while Jay-Z mythologizes his street-corner-to-corner-office backstory for the ten thousandth time. It’s still a damned compelling arc after all these years.

9. Another contemplative interlude, with West thinking about black-on-black crime rates over looped “la la la” harmonies.

10. Frank Ocean’s second appearance on the album is another keeper. Hip-hop heads will be singing his honey-voiced, religiously-themed hook all fall. Jay-Z and Kanye keep the thoughtful mood going with verses that revisit their respective rises to fame.

11. More European trend-spotting: A sledgehammer beat built around French house duo Cassius’ 2010 single “I Love You So” rolls out while Kanye and Jay-Z indulge in some sullen thoughts regarding unnamed turncoats and ingrates. Slashing violin parts come in on the bridge before the song ends abruptly.

The album was over, but the party wasn’t. Most of the writers hung around for another hour and a half while Jay-Z held court, pouring more bubbly and chatting informally about the recording process. One reason for the lengthy wait for Watch the Throne, he explained, is that he and Kanye insisted on collaborating in person. “If we were gonna do it, we were gonna do it together,” he said. “No mailing it in.” They got started in Bath, England last November and kept going in Australia, Paris, New York and Los Angeles whenever their schedules allowed. As for when the rest of the world will get to hear the finished product, “I’ll just say soon,” he added. “Not far away. Soon.”

When the vibe in the room felt sufficiently loose, Jay-Z leaned back over his laptop and brought out a couple of outtakes that were as strong as anything that’s currently slated to make the album. Clearly he and West have no shortage of creative juice going right now. In fact, Jay-Z is already looking forward to his next project – an embryonic solo LP for which he’s completed recording two songs, one featuring Frank Ocean. (Alas, he wouldn’t play those tunes for us.) Right now, he added toward the end of the night, “I’m really inspired.”

Kanye West, a bag of A-list friends, Dark Fantasy @ The Bowery NYC (Photo’s & Video!!)


So Kanye took his “Dark Twisted Fantasy”, and a few of his musical friends over to The Bowery over in NYC last night! From the pics and reactions from Diddy, Rick Ross, La Reid & Nicki Minaj it was a show that if you missed, you missed out!

Apparently it sold out in 20 minutes! Only Kanye! Check out the BET Blog review of the night below:

Needless to say going to Kanye’s concert at the Bowery Ballroom last night (November 23) was a no-brainer when I heard about it. The show sold out in less than 20 minutes, but the homie JD at Def Jam looked out, so I made it in. This wasn’t your standard show where the artist treated fans to a medley of his current songs mixed with old favorites from his catalog. No. Yeezy performed Fantasy in its entirety, top to bottom.

Teyana Taylor and Bon Iver front man, Justin Vernon, backed Yeezy for most of the night. Taylor provided vocals for “Dark Fantasy” and channeled her inner Rihanna for “All of the Lights.” Meanwhile, Vernon, sang on “Monster” and “Lost in the World,” and assisted ‘Ye with vocals on tracks like “Fantasy” and”Hell of a Life.” Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Cy Hi the Prince and John Legend all made surprise appearances to perform the respective songs they’re featured on, on Fantasy. ‘Ye actually didn’t perform the album note for note. Occasionally jumping on his MPC, he introduced “Power” in a way reminiscent of his Runaway scene with Selita Ebanks and treated concertgoers to an impromptu remix/encore of “Runaway” well after the song was finished.

The album may have only been in stores for one day, but most in attendance recited ‘Ye’s verses word for word. As always West passion translated onstage and the crowd rewarded him for it. When asked to put one hand in the air during “So Appalled,” the audience obliged, showing it does really care contrary to what the lyrics say. Anonymous patrons and celebrities alike feverishly head-nodded throughout the night. Mos Def, Q-Tip, Hot 97’s K Fox, Miss Info, Aziz Ansari, Lyor Cohen, Sylvia Rhone, L.A. Reid and Kevin Liles were all on hand to show Kanye some love. His music may be stadium status, but Kanye’s at his best when performing in an intimate setting.

(West Music!) G.O.O.D Friday- Kanye West feat Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi- “The Joy”


“The Joy” is the latest from the G.O.O.D Music release and with the line-up as it stands, I have nothing else to say but listen and enjoy!


Kanye West Feat Pusha T , Keri Hilson & Cyhi Da Prynce – “Take One For The Team” (G.O.O.D Fridays)


The latest from the G.O.O.D Friday collection this weekend features the amazing Keri Hilson, the 3rd female Kanye has enlisted help from while creating his diverse sound.

Check out the line up and let me know what you think, it ain’t half bad at all…

Enjoy xx

Kanye and Friends bring the fire @ The BET 2010 Hip Hop Awards


The GOOD Music clang was on point at the Hip Hop Awards alongside some of the most influential out there.

BET came through once again with the BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers this year. The final cypher was performed by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D music artists that included Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce.

Check out Ice Cube, OMG, DoughBoy, Rev Run, Diggy Simmons and Jo-Jo’s Performance

Earlier this week magazine Vanity Fair caught up with Mr West to capture his growth over the last year,check out what he had to say- very interesting and for more …

Kanye West explains his new elegant look, his decision to get permanent diamonds in his bottom teeth and learning humility and empathy in his interview:

L.R. You also have an entirely new, elegant look; you told me you thought that the traditional hip-hop look was tired.

K.W. Yeah, people always dress like they’re headed to the gym.

L.R. Why did you have permanent diamonds drilled into your bottom teeth?

K.W. I just like diamond teeth and I didn’t feel like having to take them out all the time.

L.R: Looking back on last year’s MTV Awards, when you interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech—you said Beyoncé was robbed, and a lot of us agreed with you. How do you feel about it now?

K.W: Well, it was very punk rock and revolutionary and idealistic and very angry in a way. But the timing was in poor taste. And the other two things I’ve learned since then are humility and empathy—to be empathetic to other people’s feelings. To care about how much this must mean to someone else, and not to think that my ideals or my righteousness are more important than someone else’s feelings.

L.R. You’ve had a tough time since the death of your mother, in 2007. Even though you’re always in recording studios, this past year you retreated from the spotlight. How are you these days?

K.W. Extremely happy. And you know … people obviously know I lost my mother, and it was shocking. On one hand, I never really dealt with the loss, but in not dealing with the loss, I also didn’t completely deal with the responsibilities that my mother used to take. She was such an amazing, well-rounded person, and I was a spoiled brat.