Watch Common Talk About The Importance Of G.O.O.D. Music


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Chicago MC Common sat down with the folks at Fader to talk about the origins of the label G.O.O.D. Music and how it helped influence a change in the musical landscape. G.O.O.D. Music, which stands for getting out our dreams, started back in 2004. Common talks about the early days of the label being just himself, Kanye West, who is the founder, and John Legend. Since then the label has went on to sign an impressive list of artists such as Big Sean,  Yasiin Bey (FKA as Mos Def), Pusha T, Tyga, Desiigner, Migos, Teyana Taylor and more. G.O.O.D. Music, led by Kanye West, arguably helped pave the way for rappers to diversify musically, offering a more soulful sound. Common points out that in 2003, 50 Cent was reigning the rap world. Common even recounts an interesting story about Kanye West, the transformative powers of naps and the creation of the classic track “The Corners.” Watch Common talk about G.O.O.D. Music at the jump and if it’s been a minute since you’ve listened to “The Corners” by Common featuring The Last Poets peep it via YouTube below.

H/T: Fader

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