King Push took to Instagram to shed light on why ‘Ye’s fifth album was so monumental in his career. He recalled writing on eight songs and being kept on two (“Runaway” and “So Appalled”), while learning about himself in the process.
“You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as,” he explained. “So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me.
“P.S.,” he added. “I think it’s time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD.”
6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said "pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them." I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, "Runaway" which was your platinum single, and "So Appalled" which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me. P.S. I think it's time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD
Released in 2010, MBDTF garnered critical acclaim, including perfect scores from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Chicago Sun-Times, and Entertainment Weekly. The latter wrote: “West may be obnoxious, but at least he’s interested in confronting those aspects of his identity through his music. Few stars of comparable wattage would dare do the same.”
Push isn’t the only G.O.O.D. Music star to reflect on ‘Ye today. Desiigner, the imprint’s latest signee, also shared a photo of Yeezy on Instagram. His caption was filled with emojis for strength and prayer.
Earlier today, Chance the Rapper also offered a prayer for Mr. West. “I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West,” he said. “I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there, but you already know that I’m a hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to see this man. Happy Thanksgiving.”