New Music: Elijah Blake f/ Common – ‘XOX’

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Elijah Blake is quickly becoming the go-to guy for superstars including Rihanna, Game, Rick Ross, Keyshia Cole, and Usher (“Climax”).

Now the singer-songwriter enlists some star power of his own for “XOX,” a collaboration with Common from his just-released EP Bijoux 22. The Palm Beach, Florida, native sings about missing his ex on the soulful track, while the G.O.O.D. Music MC waxes poetic on his guest verse.

Managed by Roc Nation, Elijah is working with No I.D. and Salaam Remi on his Def Jam debut.

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New Music: The Game f/ Kanye West & Common – ‘Jesus Piece’

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The Game catches the holy spirit on “Jesus Piece,” his dark collaboration with Kanye West and Common, which also serves as the title track to his fifth album, in stores Tuesday. The Compton MC gets introspective (“Hip-hop was better off when it was just Dre, Scarface, and Esco”), while Common drops some righteous rhymes and ‘Ye provides the hook (“Something like my Jesus piece”).

Listen to them bless the track below.

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G.O.O.D. Music Takes Over ‘106 & Park’

2 Chainz, CyHi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Common, and Big Sean

It was a G.O.O.D. day at “106 & Park” when 2 Chainz, Common, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prynce, and Travi$ Scott stopped by to promote the Cruel Summer compilation. Decked out in all white, the crew sat down for an interview and hit the stage for a performance.

They discussed their accomplishments, comraderie, and explained some of the songs on the album.

Teyana spoke about being the first female signed to G.O.O.D. Music. “[My life has] changed tremendously,” she said. “But as far as my grind and my hustle, that has never changed. Nothing can stop that. I’m excited to be a part of it and happy to have people that believe in me and constantly have me working.”

One of G.O.O.D. Music’s original members, Common, praised the chief, Kanye, who was M.I.A. “That guy is a genius. He’s one of the most talented and passionate people I’ve met in my life,” said the Chi-town MC, while Pusha T added, “It’s like being in school. Kanye’s a major, major critic, but it’s all for what’s best for the record. But he’s on top of you, just making sure that it’s gonna be perfect.”

Sean and 2 Chainz performed “Mercy,” while Pusha delivered his verse on “New God Flow.” 2 Chainz returned for “Birthday Song” and they joined together for “Don’t Like (Remix),” bringing out the rest of the crew for “Clique.”

Watch the G.O.O.D. Music takeover below.

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G.O.O.D. Music Visits ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Following their busy album release day, the G.O.O.D. Music crew hit up Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club.” G.O.O.D. representatives Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prynce, and Common sat down with Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God, and DJ Envy for over 25 minutes of candid conversation.

They discussed the Cruel Summer delay, Teyana Taylor’s addition to the all boys club, the Lil Wayne vs. Pusha T beef, Teyana’s rumored feud with Rihanna, working with Kanye, Pusha and Sean’s solo albums, and advice for Chief Keef.

Big Sean also responded to Consequence’s claim that he saved him from being dropped from G.O.O.D. “Yeah, Consequence called me a model too. Give it up for the comedian,” said the Detroit MC. “Consequence performing at the club between 9 and 9:15 p.m., next to the bar.”

Plus, he revealed that he, J. Cole, and Meek Mill were supposed to do a mixtape together. “It was like a secret,” he said.

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G.O.O.D. Music Freestyles for Funkmaster Flex

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Kanye was nowhere in sight, but the G.O.O.D. Music crew still held it down while promoting their new album Cruel Summer. During a visit to Hot 97, Big Sean, Common, and CyHi the Prynce spit a 12-minute freestyle for Funkmaster Flex. Sean kicked things off, rhyming over Freeway’s “What We Do” before passing the mic to CyHi and Common. They didn’t leave the building without proclaiming their work as the album of the year.

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Big Sean, Common, & Teyana Taylor Celebrate G.O.O.D. Music at Moët Rosé Lounge

Common, Teyana Taylor, and Big Sean

The champagne was flowing as G.O.O.D. Music kicked off the VMA festivities with a swanky soirée hosted by Moët & Chandon on Wednesday night. While Kanye West was in New York, his crew including Big Sean, Common, and Teyana Taylor held things down at a private 50-person dinner and after-party at West Hollywood’s Bagatelle restaurant.

Other guests stopping by to celebrate the upcoming release of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer, included Ne-Yo, NeNe Leakes, Jennifer Williams, Jesse Williams, Eva Marcille, and Lance Gross. DJ Wonder worked the turntables until 1:30 a.m., spinning hits from the G.O.O.D. folks and their Def Jam labelmates.

The event is part of the Moët Rosé Lounge Series, a private three-city, celebrity hosted supper-club tour reserved for local tastemakers and media.

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G.O.O.D. Music Performs Surprise Set at ‘Made in America’ Festival

Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, and Big Sean

The Roc wasn’t the only crew in the building at Jay-Z’s “Made in America” festival in Philadelphia. Following his headlining set on Saturday, the hip-hop mogul surprised festivalgoers by bringing out Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music.

“Philadelphia, since you treated me so nice tonight, and you were so good to me, I’ma be good to you tonight,” said Jay before the G.O.O.D. fellas took the stage.

Pusha T, Kanye, and Big Sean came out to their remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” before segueing into “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “New God Flow,” and “Cold.” Big Sean performed “Dance (A$$),” followed by Common with “The Light,” and 2 Chainz joined in on the finale with “Mercy.”

But it wasn’t over yet. “I think we got time for one more,” said Hov before ‘Ye returned for an encore of “Ni**as in Paris” as fireworks lit up the sky.

Watch G.O.O.D. Music’s 30-minute set below.

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