When I got wind of this project of fee-fi-foe-fumish magnitude, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Could the music gods really be so generous? Had they finally chosen to shine their light upon their humble and loyal hip hop-blazing, line for line-reciting servant?
September 14 was planned to be G.O.O.D Music day.
For those who have sold both their ears to pay for this semester, or have chosen to abstain from real music, you probably haven’t heard of the project.
If you are one of those people, we shall wait for you to roll up this paper and smack yourself upside your head with it, before continuing.
But in our sadness for your plight, we shall still try to raise you from ignorance.
G.O.O.D Music Day promised to be one of the best things to happen to hip-hop.
It was planned to have been Kid Cudi, Consequence, Big Sean and Kanye West, all members of the G.O.O.D Music label releasing their separate albums on the same day.
The endeavor promised to change music forever. Not only has something like this never been done but it could not have been done before.
These super- minds planned to put aside the petty money grubbing competition that the music industry has become to bring to the people an overwhelming amount of great music in the same day.
This concept was mind boggling, since hip-hop has been struggling to put out two worthy releases within the span of a
The G.O.O.D Music label had already hit the ground running with titan hits such as, “Monster” featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver – with Jay-Z spitting, ” Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong Lochness, Goblin, Ghoul, a zombie with no conscience/ Question what do all these things have in common/ Everybody knows I’m a mutha——- monster.”
That was one of the most swag filled, mean- mugging, get-the-kids-out-the-room-quick verse he ever spat. Kanye and Kid Cudi also teamed up on a track for everybody who can’t get their ex of their mind – “Erase Me.”
But with the birth of every giant in the human realm, birth defects tend to cut the legend short.
Each one of those albums began having its release dates pushed back, and instead of having the push-backs synced they all ended up with different release dates for some reason.
This just proves my strongest belief about music: The music industry was the worst thing to ever happen to it.
It has become increasingly had for managers, CEOs, producers, etc. to get their acts together to produce one album on time.
Can’t remember the last time an album was dropped on its original release date.
I guess it was too much to hope that they could sync up for four different projects. Maybe they need a college course in project management.
So G.O.O.D Music Day ends up as another unicorn in the world of music, up there with the likes of Dr. Dre’s fabled Detox album and Tupac still being alive.