G.O.O.D Music is at the top of their game. As a group, they have one of the most respected current bodies of work and are rivaled by few. With the leadership and hyper criticism of Kanye West, G.O.O.D. has been able to make music that transcends genres, and even age groups.
Part of the G.O.O.D Music family, comprised of Kid Cudi, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Cyhi, 2 Chainz, Common, Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, John Legend, D’Banj, Teyana Taylor and Big Sean got a chance to sit with Complex and talk to the mag about what exactly it is that makes them great.
Kid Cudi recalled the exact moment when Kanye made him a better artist:
We were in Hawaii, working on 808s & Heartbreak. That was when I first got on board, and I was doing hooks, and I was just trying to find my place. One day, I got to the studio early, and I was like, “I’m going to make a beat.” Then he came in, and I was all excited to play it…. He made this face. I was like, “Oh my God. I want to make sure he never feels like that about anything that I ever make again.”
Pusha-T touched on his regret of missing out on the “N*ggas in Paris” beat:
’Ye has always got a million things going on, so once I got a great body of work done, I flew out to London and I played it for him in the middle of his clothing sweatshop. [Laughs] We played it for four days straight. He’s like, “Man, I love this. I don’t like that. I’m going to redo this beat….” It’s the best thing in the world, because he’s going to tear your shit all the way down, and then build it back up. It doesn’t get any better than that.
You can check out the full article when the magazine hits newsstands later this month. But for the pictures from the G.O.O.D. Music spread in Complex Magazine you can check out the gallery above.