G.O.O.D. Music Covers Complex Magazine, 2 Chainz Clarifies Standing With Label

Common, Pusha T, Kid CuDi, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, John Legend and Q-Tip contribute to the cover story.

G.O.O.D. Music is the latest to cover Complex magazine, which features a cover image sporting the crew's faces arranged in the shape of a cross.

During the group interview, Common, Pusha T, Kid CuDi, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, John Legend and Q-Tip discuss how Kanye West influences their recording and writing processes, as well as what's changed for the imprint over the years.

2 Chainz, who has collaborated with West ast of late and appeared with the crew during live performances, clarified his standing with the label.

"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,'" he said. "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.

Read the full cover story here, and check out the cover image below.

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77 Comments

  • Anonymous

    2 chainz does not belong in Good Music. Yea it makes them more diverse but he does not belong. Ye better sign Nas, since he just relaease his last Def Jam album and is on fire again. Next album could be another classic with Ye, No ID, and Salaam producing it

  • richryne

    But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh? Well let this take away from my spins Which will probably take away from my ends Then I hope this take away from my sins And bring the day that I'm dreaming about Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out Jesus Walks!!!! Christ is returning QUICKLY PREPARE YOUR SOULS

  • Gator Boots

    I hate how Complex stays on Kanye's dick, and it also seems like he's been on Bone Thugs's dicks too, cause that shit looks just like "Tha Crossroads"

  • antwan

    YMCMB is a gay but sucessful label who is really only still alive because of 3 people..only sucessful people on the whole label is nikki,drake,and wayne..old or not good music has people that has been in the game if not the same or longer then wayne and ymcmb dont even wanna respond to good music disses cuz they faggots

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!mm

  • Rosenberg

    I didn't know common was official.. I came across this cat Rick fouche who reminds me of Ye and Andre 3 he got this song Heath ledger and 1 called A million months that I was impressed enough to talk about.. niggas completely off the radar tho he needs to step his promo up

  • Anonymous

    Kanye doesn't know how to build labels correctly. He signed a whole bunch of veterans who been in the game 15+ years smh.

  • dsfasd

    BONE THUG swagga jacking

  • DreAllDay

    I thought Mos Def signed to GOOD Music

  • Anonymous

    Them and Maybach Music Are Going To Run The Game Along With Roc Nation .

  • kennyken

    i'm highly anticipating my boy q-tip. he will outshine anybody on this label. hopefully he makes kanye and common step their game up. as well as pusha. 2 chainz is in another category.

  • youngsta

    too many old niggas on this label. i only fucks with big sean, cyhi, kid cudi and hit-boy on good. ymcmb is better though.

  • Lonny

    Uh, i don't know what to say.... so um go Young Money, Nicki is the best rapper ever

  • Anonymous

    aye they missing one of the best talents on G.O.O.D Music im talking bout CyHi Da Prince

  • Anonymous

    I like how "G.O.O.D Music" be disrespecting my guy "CyHi"

  • Anonymous

    Q Tip looks mad. Maybe Kanye paid the advance in quarters.

  • b'F

    It's official. Complex is on Kanye's dick.

  • Anonymous

    @ my fans I will be a special quest on "Closer To My Dreams" Tour. YMCMB gonna announce me and my studio debut album Infinite Swag Universe. Pusha T diss comin soon! tracklist: 01 Swag, Pt. 1 (feat. Lil B) 02 Bullet in His Head (feat. Game) 03 (Say) Gangsta (8X) 04 Blood for Life (feat. Tyga) 05 Ready (feat. Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit) 06 Solipsism (feat. Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane) 07 YOLO 08 Infinite Swag Universe (feat. Lil B, Chief Keef, Cash Out, Soulja Boy, Travis Porter) 09 Michelle (feat. Cassie and Machine Gun Kelly) 10 Slim Dunkin Back (feat. Waka Flocka) 11 Niggas in Tokyo (feat. Mac Miller) 12 Swag, Pt. 2 (feat. Chief Keef) 13 Hammer Time* 14 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana Cover)* 15 Dwayne Carter* *Bonus tracks Produced by Lex Luger

  • Anonymous

    cruel summer in the fall?????????????

  • BAD (Building a drawer) Music

    d'Banj? Cyhi? Teyana? Mr Hudson? da fuck man. kanye is a douchebag, fuck him, fuck kim the stupid slag DAB CISUM

  • 2Chainz is Bron James of the Rap Game

    Now catch up to my campaign Dick the size of a freight train Im drunk and high at the same time Eatin Cap'N Crunch on the airplane (tell em) Shooting rounds like a gun range I Kill the batman audience/rampage 100 Bands, cut ya girl now yo girl need a band aid Grade A, A1, face the color of birdman son Black diamonds fanny pack around me Co signed by louis vuitton White power, white power All this polo on i give white's power Pound of this cost 4 thousand I make it rain, she want golden showers Piss pourin', My bus pass is foreign With Drake im tourin, money tall like Jordan

  • Anonymous

    Jesus walks is not a gospel record... just sayin

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    lol "Kanye West, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Common, John Legend, 2 Chainz, Q-Tip AND MORE"-> everybode not named should better find a new job.

  • NV80

    Kanye west = Racist moron....

  • Anonymous

    they copied MMG album cover lol. Complex is a joke.

  • Anonymous

    similar like self made 2

  • Kool Herc

    FUCK 2 CHAINZ!!! sign Nino Graye.that nigga is hip-hop to the core

  • respect

    G.O.O.D. Music got some Hip-Hop Legends! Common,Q-Tip,Mos Def,Talib Kweli.Kanye is like 1 project and a collab away to legendary damn near.

    • vargo05

      If Kanye is gonna do like he did on his first 2 or 3 albums, then he fits with Com, Kamaal, Talib, and Mos. His new stuff just isn't in that same neighborhood. It's too polished, produced, etc. If he goes back to his old style that'd be a hell of a collabo. You can't find 5 better MCs on one label.

  • Anonymous

    dont yall see at the bottom where it says "and more" yall silly as kids cant read or something. this just who they interviewed got damn.

  • chicagolegend

    Here we gooooo again!! Another christian symbol used by SATANIC KANYE WEST!!! Ya'll niggas who support these bitches need to look in the mirror... HTF you gonna support these demonic puppets!! KANYE=DEVIL WORSHIPPER!!

    • anom

      Wat is he accomplishing by doing thys? He need to leave tue religious stuff alone and just do music. Thys nygga crazy yall nyggas is crazy to

    • Anonymous

      *monday through saturday. who gives a fuck who kanye worships. niggas acting like their exposing shit. gtfoh nigga. you aint gonna do shit but beat your dick. nobody cares nigga.

    • Anonymous

      tired of you sunday christians always trying to act like youre holy. you come here preaching about what god says and bashing kanye based on your own interpretations of his art, yet you probably dont even lead righteous lives your damn selves. a nigga act a fool monday through sunday and then go to church on sunday morning and think he can preach to somebody. gtfoh

    • bugatti boys

      kanye west always mimicing religion and when he made jesus walks that was way before he became a weirdo and sell out, and now he be telling all the artist under his label what to wear, say, and do..pusha t even said in an interview

    • JETLIFE116

      he not trolling...dope cover tho but still "In Good We Trust"? chill with that

    • Anonymous

      Who cares? Do you actually believe in ghost stories?

    • anon

      How is he trollin. The nigga tlks about the devil on mbstf. His videos r full of symbolism. Hes changed alot since jesus walks. But god said the blind will lead the blind.

    • Anonymous

      shut up dude i think it's dope instead of having them pose with all the flashy jewelry and shit like they usually do on covers

    • Anonymous

      This is the same dude that made, "Jesus Walks", you jack ass. How you figure he worships the devil?

    • Anonymous

      Shut Up With That ShIt, Troll

    • urmomanati

      YOU=TROLL=FAG!

  • and

    or Teyana Taylor or Mr.Hudson.

  • somebody tell Ye

    ok then fuck 2 chainz. dude doesnt fit in anyway. this nigga Kanye brought 2 chainz but not Talib Kweli or Yasin Bey(Mos Def) or Cy-Hi Da Prynce or Malik Yusef or Fonzworth Bentley.makes no sense. does LOYALTY exist in G.O.O.D. Music??

  • Anonymous

    Cyhi either must have or is about to get dropped.

  • 5 Chainz

    2 chainz will get signed

  • Anonymous

    KILLER Lineup....

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