Tag Archives: 2 Chainz

Birthday Song x 2 Chainz xx Kanye West

 

Based on a  T.R.U. Story – Aug. 14

2 Chainz birthday – Sept. 12.

Make him happy.

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G.O.O.D. Music Covers Complex

“He [Kanye] knows what he’s talking about. It’s crazy how insanely smart he is—it’s frustrating at times” – Kid Cudi

Complex has a couple members of the G.O.O.D. crew faces assembled in the shape of a cross on Aug/Sept. 2012. All black/charcoal gray … I’d say a definitely attention grabber. Very sleek, but capturing. Oh, and assisted by Ye’s design company, DONDA. A couple of the gawds sat down with Complex to discuss their journey while  getting our their dreams. (Link after the jump.)

I truly enjoyed the interview. I could imagine sitting there with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest artists right now, chopping it up about a label created by one of my top favorite people in the world. Reading Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha, 2 Chainz (unofficial G.O.O.D. Music), John Legend, Common, and Q-Tip first-hand speak about their relationships with Kanye. They explain how much of a perfectionist Ye is and through the music, I see that. I hear that.  One of the smoothest in the land, John Legend described G.O.O.D. as “That creativity, that attention to detail, that quality control—that’s what distinguishes us from other folks who might just be chasing a hit.” Again, I believe it. Whether it’s the production of the songs or the shooting of the videos (Mercy was eh, but I get it was an artistic reach and I get it. Someone’s going to appreciate it, like this guy), G.O.O.D. music and Ye are all about the quality and showing everyone there is no limits to this music thing.

Cudi mentions how G.O.O.D. …“represent honesty, in all aspects. Ain’t nobody fake. Ain’t nobody phony. Niggas are who they are. Everybody is who they are around each other. We’re real. I’m not in other crews. I don’t know how other niggas live, but I know right here that’s one of the main things we represent: honesty and realness. You can just hear it in the music. This ain’t no cookie-cutter shit.”  Just to let the crowd know. The crew joked around about Ye being wrong about some drops that were successful and how he always motivates and looks out with much constructed criticism. My loyalty for Ye was just validated after this read.

Bottom line, G.O.O.D. music is headed in a strong direction with  progression of hip-hop. Ye precisely picked out all these artists, like different shaped brushes, to illustrated the new masterpiece of hip-hop. The new religion? I’d say. Hip-Hop is gospel and in the G.O.O.D. book, chapter 2012, verse 9, line 4, speaks of a Cruel Summer we are currently in. I’m waiting for another audio novel, Mr. West!

I can go on and on about Ye, this interview, the artists, and hip-hop all day so just go read Complex. Thanks to Noah on the piece!

New Religion x Complex Interview

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[Can I Live?] Perfect Timing

I’ve been wanting to talk about so much with the music game and such, but I’m so passionate for it that I know I will get off topic and talk about seven things at once yadablah therefore I’m going to try my best to tackle subjects one at a time and not break it all down in one post. Cool?

I say that to discuss this: timing. Timing is just that luck up moment in life period. Whether it’s accidentally running into someone, being in the right place at the right time, or everything going on around is lining up correct and you are the perfect fit.  Timing is vital when it comes to the rap game (Hip-hop as well for those who understand the difference). The worst thing is when a “hot” artist is released when majority of listeners are not checking for your mans… at all.  The sound is constantly changing and the lyrical content has gotten simple as Hooked on Phonics. In most cases, when an artist starts out, they have their own swag; flow, delivery, and the content relevance is their own (even if a mesh of others) so they may not change completely to fit what is needed at the time; in other words they are shelved until further notice, if given one.

For instance; Tity 2 Necklace is one of those artists who happened to turnup at the right time. If you listen to his music when he was Tity Boi, half of Player’s Circle, 2 Chainz sounds pretty much… the same. Of course, Wayne was really running the southern rap 2006-2007, so no one really checking for anyone up and coming (Though Supply and Demand did reach #1 on Billboards top rap albums). Now that the south is really taking over (stay tuned for this topic) and hip-hop has shifted once again in the last two years, Tity Boi is that guy. Hopping on tracks like Superfreak and Mercy on top of having a mixtape that was TURNUP in and out, you gotta hand it to ATL’s dread. He remained truuuuuue to his music and now he’s making baby Mercedes,  hitting his lanky two step, and gaining another audience;(another post) basically, getting this money.

I use 2 Chainz because so many people have much to say about Mr. Yaaah, but there are a few artists on the same wave. Do you know how many artists have had many projects and are just getting heard?  Even vis versa, you cant always come back when it WAS your time… it’s quiet for all of that. Kim… it’s dead. Pack it up, Nicki came and did the damn thing; endorsements, pop, Euro, gaining the youth. Nicki has passed Kim in the long run and is still defining her brand. Basically, feel out what’s going on around you and see how you can make it work for you. You may have to be a little patient, but hey, when it’s your time… it’s your time. Don’t let a tick-tock go by.

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Location: The Trap

“Nicki! Nicki! Nicki! Put it in yer kidney!” Yes! Especially after I seen this Beez in the Trap video. I’m not gonna front, when I first met her I was heartbroken because fame and money got between us, but for the most part, I charged it to the game and the green wig fake won me back. Benny Boom painted a well picture of what Nicki’s Trap would look like: tatted, big booty women in stilettos; but still keepin’ a gutter feel. So of course 2 Chainz did it for the trappers and his little dance behind Nicki, WINNING! Sheeiiit, Big Sean had his chance, right? Though I wouldn’t want the Sophia Grace’s to see this video, I’m sure the RATED R/X crowd appreciated it. Nicki has a huge fanbase and she pleases everyone in love with each of her personalities.

” What they say about me? I don’t know man, f*ck is on ya buscuit?/If I get hit, swingin’ on a big b*tch. I’onno man, I’m sh*ttin’ on ya whole life.”

What does that have to do with anything? ehh. eye dee kay. But it goes! When Pat and Ron are in the system and the subwoofers are bussin’ this tune open,  I wanna rip it off no jokin’, like my name Hulk Hogan. 😉

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iTunes Snatch

Thursday night I was in the car doing hoodrat things with my friends, when I heard an unfamiliar beat peaking through the speakers. Interning at a radio station, you know when a new record is on air instantly. Only catching the end of this song, I go to my hand dandy iHeartRadio app  to tune into DJ Clue because of course he’d be the one to premiere the record and play it back a couple of times. CLUTCH!


Basically… I’ve been listening to Mercy on repeat since. Yeah, Ye’s Theraflu got put on pause for this G.O.O.D. production ( Shouts to Lifted on the beat). The blend of Houston swag, trap knock, and dancehall ting (Shouts to Fuzzy Jones, R.I.P.), results in an inevitable bounce. Everyone did their thing. Big Sean starts off with his witty flow, Pusha T wellcrafts his drug talk as always, Ye talked his shit as usually which created a great build up for …..  2 Chaaaaiiiinnnnzzz! Mercy was his turf, excellent selection to end the record. Truuueeee.

Swerve.

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