Peace to the GOD! Today, G.O.O.D. Music Word Smyth Malik Yusef gives his fans a gift from above and re-releases his 2009 and second studio album, G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night, which went ahead to sell over 600K units its first go around. With a completely new and innovative sound, the deconstructed FREE mixtape was mainly put together by top ATL producer D. Cro$$, who really put his foot in the effort and brought it to life. The gratis album still holds many of the same features we heard on the original version like Kanye West, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce, KRS-One, Adam Levine, Common, Twista, & John Legend – however, this new version now holds some additional features from some amazing up and coming talent, which I am sure you will be hearing from in the near future like Nikki Hayes, Mark Prophet, KC Joe, Atlas, Kaylah Blue, & Loren Riche.
Fresh off a feature on Common’s new album Nobody’s Smiling, Malik is on his grind FOR REAL out here as he just recently launched his Arts & Entertainment Agency, The Private Plane, was appointed lead creative of startup international radio station Future Memories FM, and is the midst of launching a MAJOR Green Initiative with some amazing people who cannot be named at this time. This whole project, and anything Yusef has going on is NOT to be over looked. Go ahead and pop in after the break to check out the free album’s tracklist as well as the stream/download link.
Just about thirty minutes ago on The Arensino Hall Show, the fans were in for a treat. Rick Ross surprises guests with performing the Mastermind featured single “Sanctified”, along side Kanye West & Big Sean. Pretty dope live performance with the band.
Apparently Big Sean’s verse was taking off the final version of the Rick Ross & Kanye West “Sanctified”. Although it featured Big Sean on the chorus we were wondering if there was a version with his verse on it. For the fans, the G.O.O.D. music rapper liberates his verse of the song.
Although Game isn’t apart of Interscope Records anymore but signed with Cash Money in between time he released the official video for “All That (Lady)”. The song is featured on his Jesus Piece album which was released last year. Looks like Fabolous & Lil Wayne couldn’t make the shoot but they’re featured in the record as well.
After a very successful mixtape, Big Sean decided to release his new album Hall Of Fame — a promising album that fails to impress. HOF has his own sound, a terrible one at that. Overcooked beats are the main problem of this project, there’s always too much going on while Sean raps. Awfully put together the tracks sound as if they weren’t mastered at all. Right when the best beat on this album “10 2 10″ starts and raises expectations a bit Big Sean ruins everything by deciding to annoy his listeners, trying to put his non-existent energy to the track. His delivery made him sound like he wasn’t interested in recording this album at all. The beats & his flows mixed together make it pointless to put effort into listening the album and concentrate on the lyrics which are no way as bad. With instrumentals which the majority of the time don’t fit the content of the lyrics he doesn’t maintain to put emotion between his verses which lead to characterless tunes. Read more
Legendary producer No I.D. sat down with Complex to talk about one of the most talked about record he produced with was for Big Sean “Control.” During the interview he revealed that the beat was originally for JAY Z but he played it for Big Sean before letting Hov hear it. Imagine hearing JAY Z over a beat like “Control”, do you think it would’ve been a big record as it is now. Let us know.
One of the big records you’ve had recently was Big Sean’s “Control.” What is the story behind that record?
I had a conversation with Big Sean towards the end of his album. I told him, I felt like he needed to do some straight, hardcore hip-hop records. Sometimes we focus so much on selling records that we leave some artistic points uncovered. I had this beat. I had actually done it for Jay, right before I let [Sean] hear it. I said, “You should take this beat, I think it would be great for you to show up on one of these beats, forget money, forget everything.”
He was like, “I’m gonna drop it as a freestyle.” I was like cool. Then he was like, “Yo, I’m gonna get Jay Electronica on it.” I was like, “Okay, cool.” Anyway, that’s where “No I.D. (Freestyle)” comes from, it was a No I.D. beat and he was freestyling. It didn’t have a chorus, it wasn’t intended to be a full song even.
Big Sean decided to release a track that didn’t make the album. The song is called “Control (HOF)”, and features Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica. Hall Of Fame in stores August 27th. We all wish this made the album.
I absolutely love me some Ariana Grande these days. After teaming up with Mac Miller first, shorty now teams up with Sean Don for her first releases and official single off her debut album, Yours Truly. Purchase this on iTunes now, and stream the new song down below.