Since Crooked I ushered in the idea of the “weekly series”, nobody has truly capitalized on the concept like Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Unlike last week’s solo entry, Devil in a New Dress, this week’s edition sees ‘Ye bringing in almost the entire G.O.O.D. family for a track titled…wait for it…Good Friday. Over what sounds like a reworked sample of Biz Markie’s Just a Friend by Kanye himself, the record also squeezes in a crooning KiD CuDi with backing Charlie Wilson vocals, a quick strike from Common, a couple of bars from Yeezu himself and a solid verse from Big Sean. However, the major name that sells this track is newest G.O.O.D. member Pusha T. Yes, Neighborhood Push of the Clipse. The younger Thornton brother sounds right at home over dusty piano keys, mixing punchlines about Stephon Marbury and folks who aren’t as real as they rhyme. This is as joyful as we’ve heard Kanye in a while and as these leaks prove, he’s been cooking up something serious for that still untitled album due later this year.
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"Grammy Family" (2006)
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