The G.O.O.D. Music fam grace the August/September issue of Complex Magazine, discussing working with Kanye, what G.O.O.D. means to them and more.
The G.O.O.D. Music family will be dropping their anticipated collaborative album, Cruel Summer, on September 4th (Pusha T had previously announced an August release date, it looks like it's been pushed back).
Before it's released, you can read all about the G.O.O.D. Music fam (which officially includes John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Q-Tip, Mr. Hudson, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi, D’Banj, and Hit-Boy, and unofficially, 2 Chainz) in an upcoming issue of Complex Magazine. Kanye West & company cover the August/September issue of Complex, along with an interview.
Check out two excerpts from the issue below, and head here to read more.
Can you tell me what the nature of your relationship with G.O.O.D. is?
2 Chainz: I’m not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music. But I have a great rapport with ’Ye. He called me before Watch the Throne came out. I’m an only child. I’ve got trust issues. So I don’t have a best friend, a brother, sister—nothing. Stuff was happening in my life that I couldn’t tell nobody. I didn’t have anybody in my life that I could tell, like, “’Ye just called me.”
I’ve talked to ’Ye 1,000 times about trying to make this situation work for the both of us, so it won’t feel like anyone is getting used or anything. I’m in a position in life where I like talking about things like that. I came from a situation with DTP, being under Luda, where I got a phobia. Sometimes when an artist signs another artist, they’re so worried about themselves. And with ’Ye, he helps everybody.
Common, you’ve been working with Kanye since 2005. How has the label changed since then?
Common: Now he’s choosing artists that have established themselves to a certain extent because it’s tough when you’re an artist and you’re trying to develop artists. I think he felt that to do the work he wants to do—you see it’s not just music—he didn’t want to take a baby and teach it everything. That’s the biggest change that I’ve seen. And shit, he used to have a phone. [Laughs.]
Click through the gallery of photos from shoot with Complex below.