Year Formed: 2004
Group Leader: Kanye West
Other Members: Common, John Legend, Big Sean, Kid CuDi, Q-Tip, Hit-Boy, Mr Hudson, Cyhi the Prynce, Mos Def, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, D’banj, Teyana Taylor
Notable Upcoming Release(s): Cruel Summer (Group release)

Perhaps the most anticipated album of the year, Cruel Summer may have every artist not down with G.O.O.D. screaming “Mercy.” Kanye West has assembled a mix of hot artists (2 Chainz) and longtime rap contributors (Pusha T) to make one of the most diverse collectives in rap history. With 2012 releases still to come from Big Sean and 2 Chainz, expect G.O.O.D.’s artists to keep a solid solo buzz and remain involved as a powerhouse group.