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Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer (Explicit Version) [Explicit]

September 18, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Getting Out Our Dreams Inc. (G.O.O.D.) Music / IDJ
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 54:31
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0098WX954
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,823 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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It's finally here, G.O.O.D. releases their debut compilation album. If your on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Hip Hop sites then you mostly heard some of these joints months ago and you were anticipating the album. Let's get into this track by track review

1. "To the World" (Kanye West and R. Kelly) Kanye & Kells deliver on the opener, R is doing what he wants as he says "The whole world is a couch/ B**** I'm Rick James and I'm not giving a f*** tonight",(Hes referring to the Rick James skit from Dave Chappelles show where he said "F*** yo couch") and Ye drops a dope verse as he takes a swipe at Mitt Romney by saying "I'm just tryna to protect my stacks/ Mitt Romney don't pay tax/ Mitt Romney don't pay no tax". This basically is the not giving a f*** anthem, great track !

2. "Clique" (Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean) These three are just having fun on the Hit-Boy produced track doing their usual boasting, and its a good song nonetheless. Was anybody else surprised when Jay said "I'm talking bossy/ I aint talking Kelis" ? For those who might not of understood the line Kelis had a song out called "Bossy" back in 2006.

3. "Mercy" (Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) The first single that was released back in April, you all should know this song by now. the hook is very catchy and the production is dope as well.

4. "New God Flow" (Kanye West, Pusha T and Ghostface Killah) This is an updated version, Pusha T and Kanye still have their same verses, which are very good and we get a brand new Ghostface verse which definitely stands out. When you hear that verse from Ghostface you gonna know why people still consider him one of the best still doing it. Kanye West, Boogz & Tapez supplies a great beat on here.

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Beware: You are about to buy a G.O.O.D. music album, not a Kanye West album. Don't go into this thinking you are going to get a Kanye West album, because while he is behind this...these are not all his songs.

Now that we've got that out of the way, I can talk about the album a bit.

Cruel Summer is a good, but weird listen. I say weird not because any of the songs are bad, but because the way the tracklisting was laid out. The first six songs are set up pretty decent, but it's after those songs that, in my opinion, the tracklisting could have used a little bit of a shake up. It seems like whoever chose the order of the songs after the first six did it by putting their iTunes on shuffle, or throwing all the names of the songs in a hat and picking them one by one til they ran out.

The best example of this is sandwiching a song like Bliss between Creepers and I Don't Like. It doesn't make any sense. None of these songs are bad, but they don't belong next to one another on an album. You go from a love song to a thug song and the feeling of listening to those songs next to each other is just strange. With that being said, if you're just buying this to throw on your iPod, or whatever the mp3 player of your choice is, then that's a problem you will never notice.

As for the album's songs I have to so say there are a lot of great ones and a few okay ones. Cruel Summer serves it's purpose as showing off the talent that Kanye West has signed to his album very well. It is one of the better compilations put out by a rapper that I've bought. If you're a fan of any artist featured on this album then grabbing a copy of this is a no brainer because you will enjoy most, if not all, of it. Overall this album has some really good songs on it, and if you need a new Rap/R&B album to listen to then I suggest you pick this one up because, for the most part, I think you'll be satisfied with your purchase.
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Listen, there is no other Hip-Hop collective that is as diverse, original, talented or capable to put a strong theme together and actually make it work to the point where you question everything else that is out. Somehow Kanye has this ability to take songs and make them pop hit's without losing the songs authenticity and the closest thing I have seen to this is maybe Rick Ross but him orchestrating his team to produce something like this isn't possible and hasn't been done since Dr. Dre dropped the Chronic albums (which to me was a compilation since it had all his protege's and friends on it). Kanye is carrying that flag now and doing a damn good job of it and right now G.O.O.D. Music is really the bar everyone is measured on. They are just better in every way and it shows on this album. The only thing is will say to people wondering about the sound on this album is understand that this is Hip-Hop, not pop. If you want to hear pop music that sounds similar to 808's and heartbreaks Kanye than this is not for you. If you want to hear the best Hip-Hop there is out there, something that will push the bounds with different instruments, flow patterns and overall quality of music then you'll love this. All they did was take Watch the Throne and and throw some more lyrical ability on it. It's dope from top to bottom and there isn't one song I would skip on the album. It's definitely going to contend for Hip-Hop album of the year.
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1. To The World - 4/5 It's an awkward auto-tuned R. Kelly dominated song. It almost feels like what Kanye tried to pull off with the first song, "Dark Fantasy", on his latest masterpiece of an album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". The production quality is top notch, but it seems almost kind of lazy in terms of originality lyrics wise.

2. Clique - 5/5 Big Sean starts the song off with the chorus, followed by one of the better verses I've heard from him, he performs the chorus, but it seems kind of lazy "Clique, Clique, Clique, Clique, Clique, ain't no one fresher than my clique." Jay-Z follows Sean with a great verse, he seems to feel right at home with this beat. Kanye lays down the last verse, but it seems to go on for a little too long, it's not bad, as it's comparable to Jay's verse, he just got a little carried away.

3. Mercy - 3/5 The lead single off the album comes off a little bittersweet. Kanye's verse stands out as the best, while Big Sean continues off his latest mediocre hit "Dance (A$$)". Pusha T's verse starts out quite well after blending into the background. 2 Chainz's flow doesn't match up with the other three rapper's, and turns out to have the worst verse in the song. The beat is pounding and demand's your attention, but once the chorus hits, you realize how mediocre the song really is. It was actually quite disappointing knowing the potential Kanye has, the song does nothing to stand out as one of the better songs as of late, let alone the album.

4. New God Flow - 5/5 Kanye and Pusha team up to make up for their latest commercially successful "Mercy" with "New God Flow". The hook comes courtesy of Ghostface Killah's "Mighty Healthy". The piano beat fits the two rapper's flows very well.
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