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WATCH: Kanye West Performs Medley Of Hits On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Given Kanye West‘s tendency to shy away from televised performances during the Yeezus album cycle, it’s been fascinating to see how the new songs translate into the finicky, live-for-TV setting. Our very first taste of Yeezus came from a historic performance of “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” on Saturday Night Live last Spring, a dark […]

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Does Common Think ‘Cruel Winter’ Is Happening? “Oh, Yeah, Nah, Nah.”

Common, why you gotta be such a downer? The literate rapper recently spoke with Vulture in an interview that focused primarily on his actorly pursuits. Did you know that Common is starring in an indie movie that was described by its director as, “Pursuit of Happyness punched in the face with Training Day”? I wish […]

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Ma$e Jumps From Bad Boy Records, To Land At G.O.O.D. Music?

It looks like the former pastor isn’t a bad boy anymore. Rapper Ma$e revealed in an interview with MTV’s RapFix Live that he was no longer affiliated with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records after spending 16 years on their roster. “Yeah, the other day [Combs] let me out of it,” said Ma$e of Diddy’s […]

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Kanye West Streams Clip Of “White Dress”

Kanye West is coming off of the release of his label’s collaboration album, Cruel Summer, and has now released a clip of his new song “White Dress.” The song was recorded for the movie soundtrack, The Man with the Iron Fists, which is being brought together by Wu-Tang’s RZA. “White Dress” was produced by Boogz, […]

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Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Working On Cruel Winter?

Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music group’s album, Cruel Summer, came out on September 18 on Def Jam. Now, there are some hints that a sequel album may be in the works. Last night at the BET Awards, producer Q-Tip let the cat out of the bag, saying “If there’s a Cruel Summer then there’s […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Kid Cudi – Creepers

Kid Cudi’s contribution to the upcoming GOOD Music compilation has been one that critics and fans alike have been pining for, and today out wait is over. Hitting the blogosphere sometime while the UTG crew slept, “Creepers” is the latest Cudi track to surface, as well as the latest leak off Cruel Summer. The track […]

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G.O.O.D. Music Delay “Cruel Summer” Again, Tease Mos Def Appearance

Looks like the day to delay! Following our post on Lil Wayne’s decision to delay his Dedication 4 mixtape, news comes to us courtesy of FakeShoreDrive that confirms long-gestating rumors that G.O.O.D. Music’s label compilation Cruel Summer has again been pushed back on the release calendar. The album was originally set for an August 7 […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Kanye West Ft Pusha T – New God Flow

The moment hiphop heads have been waiting for all week has arrived. Serving as the second single off G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, “New God Flow” pairs Kanye West with Pusha T for a near five minute spree of bars over piano sample. Definitely not what we expected after hearing “Mercy,” but oh so good. […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Pusha T Ft. Swizz Beatz – Lambo

G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T headed to Funkmaster Flex’s radio show last night to clear the air, talk new music, and unleash a single. During his time there, Pusha talked about the drama in the game right now and revealed that G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation is scheduled for an August 17 release. You can stream […]