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,Â on September 4th (Pusha T had previously announced an August release date, it looks like it's been pushed back).Â
Before it's released, you can read all about the G.O.O.D. Music fam (which officially includesÂ John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Q-Tip, Mr. Hudson, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi, DâBanj, andÂ Hit-Boy, and unofficially, 2 Chainz)Â in an upcoming issue of Complex Magazine. Kanye West & company cover the August/September issue of Complex, along with an interview.
Check out twoÂ excerptsÂ from the issue below,Â and head here to read more.Â
Can you tell me what the nature of your relationship with G.O.O.D. is?
2 Chainz:Â Iâm not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music. But I have a great rapport with âYe. He called me beforeÂ Watch the ThroneÂ came out. Iâm an only child. Iâve got trust issues. So I donât have a best friend, a brother, sisterânothing. Stuff was happening in my life that I couldnât tell nobody. I didnât have anybody in my life that I could tell, like, ââYe just called me.â
Iâve talked to âYe 1,000 times about trying to make this situation work for the both of us, so it wonât feel like anyone is getting used or anything. Iâm 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, theyâre so worried about themselves. And with âYe, he helps everybody.
Common, youâve been working with Kanye since 2005. How has the label changed since then?
Common:Â Now heâs choosing artists that have established themselves to a certain extent because itâs tough when youâre an artist and youâre trying to develop artists. I think he felt that to do the work he wants to doÂâyou see itâs not just musicâhe didnât want to take a baby and teach it everything. Thatâs the biggest change that Iâve seen. And shit, he used to have a phone. [Laughs.]
Click through the gallery of photos from shoot with Complex below.