Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated albums of 2012 is the G.O.O.D. Music compilation. With an incredible roster of talented acts like Kid Cudi, Common, Pusha T, Big Sean and of course Kanye West all contributing to the currently untitled project, we can’t wait to hear what the crew cooks up. So much so that we just had to get some inside info.
That’s why last week, we got on the horn with Hit-Boy, who was fresh off the plane after a trip to London to work on the album. The Surf Club/G.O.O.D. Music producer behind the best song of 2011, The Throne’s “Niggas In Paris,” is expected to contribute heavily to the compilation. He told us about working with Mannie Fresh, bore witness to Kanye's genius, and let us know what’s good with G.O.O.D.
As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)
On The G.O.O.D. Music Album
“I was in London for a week. It was my first time in London. Those were actually the first sessions of the G.O.O.D. Music album. I worked with my G.O.O.D. Music family and met some nice young ladies. [Laughs.] It was amazing. I did a whole bunch of stuff when I was up there.
“Mannie Fresh was [in the studio with us], Pusha T was there, Big Sean was there, Ye was there obviously. Marsha Ambrosius, Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica, and John Legend all came through. We all vibed and made amazing music.
“[I don’t know if Jay Electronica spit a verse], I was just in my room working on a bunch of ideas Kanye wanted me to do. I really didn’t get to come up there. But Pusha spit a gang of verses to my beats, so did Big Sean, Kanye, and John Legend.
That’s the genius of Kanye. He knows how to put all those people in a room. You can’t have an ego with person like Kanye around. It’s going to be some fly shit and you are going to have the opportunity to make money off it.
“I know Marsha got on a couple of my beats and did some hook ideas. We were all just bouncing stuff around. Mannie Fresh actually had the room next to the room I was working in. We was bouncing ideas. There was a bunch of creative shit going on with the most talented motherfuckers in the world.
“The ill part [was having so many people in the room]. Having everybody bounce off ideas. You never run out of shit because one person may have an idea but he couldn’t think of shit else to add. But it's like, ‘Okay, give to me.’ If I can’t think of anything to add too, I give it to him. That was the greatest part.
“That’s the genius of Kanye, he knows how to put all those people in a room. You can’t have an ego with person like Kanye around. It’s going to be some fly shit and you are going to have the opportunity to make money off it.
“We’re going to be doing a lot more work in the next couple of weeks. Wherever the wind takes us, that’s where will be. We might go back to London or we going to stay here or whatever the case is. But we’re definitely going to try and finish this album.
“It's been amazing so far. [The album] is going to be what you guys expect it to be. It’s good music as G.O.O.D. Music. It’s going to be quality shit.”