GOOD Music

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Kanye West
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    Kanye West

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    Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnj/; born June 8, 1977) is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, director and founder of the record label GOOD Music and creative content company DONDA. He is among the most successful and acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and has attracted both praise and controversy for his outspoken public persona.


  2. Common
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    Common

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    Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and poet from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint, and, in the past, has released music under various other labels such as Relativity, Geffen and GOOD Music, among others.


  3. John Legend
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    John Legend

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    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe, and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


  4. Teyana Taylor
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    Teyana Taylor

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    Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990), is an American recording artist and actress from Harlem, New York. In 2007, Taylor signed a recording contract with American musician Pharrell Williams' Star Trak Entertainment imprint, before making her first national appearance on MTV's My Super Sweet 16. In 2012, she signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music label and The Island Def Jam Music Group, after asking for her release from Star Trak.


  5. Scott Mescudi
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    Scott Mescudi

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    Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi (/ˈkɪd ˈkʌdi/ KID KUD-ee, often stylized KiD CuDi), is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. Cudi first gained major recognition following the release of his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi (2008). The mixtape caught the attention of American rapper-producer Kanye West, who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008. Cudi has since gone on to launch his own record label imprints, the now-dissolved Dream On and current independent label, Wicked Awesome Records. Initially a rapper, Cudi has since added singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, music video director and film composer, to his repertoire.


  6. Twista
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    Twista

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    Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Twista (formerly Tung Twista), is an American hip hop recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. He is perhaps best known for his chopper style of rapping and for once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.


  7. Big Sean
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    Big Sean

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    Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011. He released his second studio album, Hall of Fame, on August 27, 2013. Sean's third studio album Dark Sky Paradise was released in 2015 and which earned him his first No. 1 studio album.


  8. Q-Tip
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    Q-Tip

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    Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper and record producer from St. Albans, Queens, New York. He embarked on his music career as part of the critically acclaimed East Coast hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. John Bush of AllMusic called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," while editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers, as well as placing him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). In 2012, The Source ranked him #20 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.


  9. Yasiin Bey
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    Yasiin Bey

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    Yasiin Bey (/jæˈsn ˈb/; born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def (/ˈms ˈdɛf/), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Mos Def embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the duo Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was a major force in late-1990s underground hip hop while under Rawkus Records. In 1999, Mos Def released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, under Rawkus and Priority Records. His debut was followed by The New Danger (2004), True Magic (2006) and The Ecstatic (2009).


  10. Fonzworth Bentley
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    Fonzworth Bentley

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    Derrick Watkins (born February 13, 1974), better known as Fonzworth Bentley or Farnsworth Bentley, is a musician and author. He is perhaps best known for being Sean Combs' former personal valet and assistant, as first seen in Making the Band 2, and is currently the host of MTV's From G's to Gents. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.


  11. Pusha T
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    Pusha T

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    Terrence Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton. He is the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Re-Up Records along with his brother. In September 2010, Thornton announced his signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music label and on March 21, 2011, released his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God. He released his debut solo album My Name Is My Name on October 8, 2013.


  12. Mr. Hudson and the Library
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    Mr. Hudson and the Library

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    Benjamin Hudson McIldowie (born 26 June 1979), better known by his stage name Mr Hudson, is a English musician, songwriter and producer from Birmingham, England. First rising to prominence in 2006 with Mr Hudson And The Library, Hudson would later find solo success on Straight No Chaser, in 2009, spawning the hit single "Supernova" featuring Kanye West.


  13. Hit-Boy
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    Hit-Boy

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    Chauncey Hollis Jr. (born May 21, 1987) better known by his stage name Hit-Boy is an American record producer and hip hop recording artist from Fontana, California. In May 2011, Hollis had signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music production wing, known as Very G.O.O.D. Beats and left the label after his contract expired in June 2013. In December 2012, it was revealed he had signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, and subsequently founded his own record label imprint, Hits Since '87. He is perhaps best known for his production catalog, which includes "Niggas in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West, "Drop the World" by Lil Wayne and Eminem, and the GOOD Music single "Clique", all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


  14. D'banj
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    D'banj

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    Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D'banj, born 9 June 1980) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.


  15. Cyhi Da Prynce
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    Cyhi Da Prynce

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  16. Consequence (rapper)
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    Consequence (rapper)

    545 views

    Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., (born June 14, 1977) better known by his stage name Consequence, is an American hip hop recording artist from Queens, New York City, New York. Consequence debuted in 1996, appearing several times on A Tribe Called Quest's fourth album Beats, Rhymes, and Life. In March 2007, he released his debut album Don't Quit Your Day Job!, under Columbia Records and Kanye West's GOOD Music. Consequence left GOOD Music in 2011, on bad terms, after being signed with the label since 2005. He and West later reconciled, despite Consequence speaking ill of West. Consequence subsequently launched his own record label, Band Camp Records, following his departure from GOOD Music.


  17. Sara
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    Sara

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  18. Malik Yusef
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    Malik Yusef

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    Malik Yusef (born April 4, 1971 as Malik Yusef Jones) is a spoken word artist, poet, musician, film producer and actor based in Chicago, Illinois.


  19. Mercy
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    Mercy (2012)

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    "Mercy" is a song by American hip hop GOOD Music rappers Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T along with their Def Jam label-mate, southern rapper 2 Chainz. The song, released April 3, 2012 serves as the lead single from the compilation album Cruel Summer (2012). The song's production was handled by Lifted, with additional production from West, Mike Dean and Mike Will, and additional instrumentation from Hudson Mohawke. The song heavily samples the dancehall song "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics who praised the bombastic production, the varying quality of the verses, and the wordplay of the individual rappers.


  20. GLC (rapper)
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    GLC (rapper)

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    Leonard D. Harris, better known by his stage name GLC, is an American rapper from Chicago.


  21. Hudson Mohawke
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    Hudson Mohawke

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    Ross Birchard (born 11 February 1986), better known by the stage name Hudson Mohawke, is a Scottish producer, DJ, and composer from Glasgow, Scotland, affiliated with the LuckyMe collective. He is signed to Warp Records and Kanye West's GOOD Music label. He released his debut album on Warp, Butter, in October 2009. Mohawke also makes up one half of the trap music duo TNGHT with Canadian producer/DJ Lunice.


  22. To The World
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    To The World (2012)

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    "To the World" is a song by American hip hop recording artists Kanye West and R. Kelly, it also features uncredited vocals from Teyana Taylor. The song is produced by Wansel, Oakwud, Kanye West, Hudson Mohawke, Ken Lewis, Mano, Travis Scott and Anthony Kilhoffer.


  23. Symbolyc One (S1)
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    Symbolyc One (S1)

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    Larry D. Griffin Jr. (born August 3, 1976), professionally known as Symbolyc One or S1, is an American music producer from Waco, Texas. He founded the group Strange Fruit Project and is signed to Kanye West's Very GOOD Beats as a producer.


  24. No I.D.
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    No I.D.

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    Ernest Dion Wilson, professionally known as No I.D. (also known as Immenslope), is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois. Wilson is also a disc jockey (DJ), music arranger and rapper, having released an album in 1997, titled Accept Your Own and Be Yourself (The Black Album), under Relativity Records. He is perhaps best known for his early work with Chicago-based rapper Common. He has since become a heavily sought-out and high-profile producer, producing hit singles such as "Smile" by G-Unit, "Outta My System" and "Let Me Hold You" by Bow Wow, "Heartless" by Kanye West, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" by Jay-Z, Daughters by Nas and "My Last" by Big Sean. Wilson, who has served as a musical mentor for several artists, such as Kanye West, is considered "The Godfather of Chicago hip hop".


  25. Really Doe
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    Really Doe

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    Warren Trotter (born July 21, 1980), better known by his stage name, Really Doe, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.


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