G.O.O.D Music Label, short for ‘Getting Out Our Dreams’ was founded in 2004 by tastemaker Kanye West in conjunction with Sony BMG. During the the time of it’s birth, the label consisted of Ye himself alongside well-respected artists Common & John Legend. The years following the label’s inauguration were extremely successful, with Grammy nominated albums like Common’s ‘Be‘ & Legend’s ‘Get Lifted‘, GOOD Music was a testimony & a shift in the Hip-Hop game early on. The difference between this particular label, and the reason it stood out as it did was highly due to it’s specific selection of good-ass-real-talented musicians. The title as well as the branding behind the label all made sense, & it continues to do the same today! With talent expanding, the label has done so too, diversifying it’s sound and eccentricity through different iconic artists, such as Mos Def, Q Tip, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Cyhi The Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Hit-Boy, and D’banj, amongst more. It goes without saying, but GOOD Music has some of the best artists of our generation on their roster. The root behind it all? Cultivating ‘Good Music’.
From it’s first initial ‘College Dropout’ in 2004, to the Grammy Family projects, back to the popular G.O.O.D Friday tracks, we re-visit some of our favorite videos & tracks coming out the label! Peep the following, as we go through the label’s roster.
All Falls Down / ‘And she be dealin’ with some issues that you can’t believe, single black female addicted to retail’
Jesus Walks / ‘We at war with terrorism, racism…but most of all we at war with ourselves’
Gold Digger / ‘But I’m looking for the one, have you seen her? My psychic told me she’ll have a ass like Serena. Trina. Jennifer Lopez. Four kids. And I gotta take all they bad-asses to showbiz?’
GO! / ‘The body of a dancer, we had chemistry cause she was a Cancer’
Used To Love U / John Legend
Feel This Way / Consequence Ft. John Legend
Grammy Family / ‘G.O.O.D. music the Grammy family. A little bit a stunting, flicking dawg it ain’t deep’
Flashing Lights / ‘And the weather so breezy. Man, why can’t life always be this easy?’
Stronger / ‘Heard they’d do anything for a Klondike. Well, I’d do anything for a blonde-dike’
Pursuit Of Happiness / ‘Feeling lit, feeling right. 2 AM, Summer night. Driving drunk, I’m doing my thing’
G.O.O.D Friday / Kanye West, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Charile Wilson
Runaway / The Film
G.O.O.D Music Cypher / ‘The plan was to drink until the pain over. But what’s worse, the pain or the hangover?’
Blessings / ‘Fuck a Vacay I feel better at work’
Mercy / Kanye West Ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
Untouchable / ‘The president of G.O.O.D. Music has been announced. A quarter million a year and that don’t bounce’
Panda / ‘Desiigner’
Antidote / ‘In the Hills is all we know’
Fade / Kanye West Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, Post Malone
In addition, the legend behind the label hosted a party in New York at The Highline Ballroom, where he proudly announced the extended artists on the label. Migos & Tyga were announced the latest signed artists. We’re excited to see the latest direction of G.O.O.D Music, with it’s anticipated ‘Cruel Winter’ Album dropping this upcoming season, we can only imagine, this will be the right way to end a busy year of music.