Flashback Friday: G.O.O.D. Music and Rakim

Friday’s here and it’s been a big week in music. Albums were released left and right. To see my thoughts on John Legend, Raheem DeVaughn, The Weeknd and a ton more, check out my album reviews. Don’t waste your money (or hard drive space) without my consent.

Y’all know what time it is – let’s revisit a few faves.

Larry Robinson remembers G.O.O.D. Fridays.

Kanye West and G.O.O.D Music’s  G.O.O.D Friday releases (2010)

Larry said: “Who remembers G.O.O.D Fridays? I have to admit this was one of the best promotions Kanye did for his music. Fall of 2010 Kanye started releasing a new single on Friday till the end of the year to download for free. By the end 15 tracks were released and make a solid mixtape all together. Just skip to 3:27 of the ‘Power Remix’ and listen to Ye go cray.”

Also check out:
“Lord Lord Lord,” featuring Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and Charlie Wilson
“Looking for Trouble,” featuring Pusha T, Cyhi the Prynce, Big Sean and J. Cole

Edward bows to The R.
Rakim, The 18th Letter (1997)
Edd said: “Whenever an artist as legendary as Rakim finally releases an album, expectations are impossibly high. The 18th Letter was his first “solo” effort (after dropping a ton of material with partner Eric. B) and I remember many listeners behing disappointed. That’s crazy talk. If this album dropped in 2013 the Internet would melt down. Production by DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Clark Kent were married with the lyrics of one of the game’s pioneers. The results were fantastic, and that’s just not hindsight talking.”

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Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.

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