Two years ago, Kanye first started G.O.O.D. Fridays in the lead up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, releasing a new song for free download via his website every Friday in the months prior to that to build anticipation and excitement. Some of the songs ended up making the album, some were older songs that had been recorded along the way, and some were posse cuts just made for fun. Well, it’s 2012, and it looks like G.O.O.D. Fridays are back – this time, starting on the literal Good Friday. It’s a banger this time, opening up with a reggae sample before Big Sean, Pusha, Kanye, and 2 Chainz just rip into the track from beginning to end. There’s too many quotable lines to remember from all involved, and as each artist jumps onto the track, it just keeps getting better and better. If you weren’t already looking forward to the G.O.O.D. Music group album, you will be now (and just imagine the full album, with other artists such as Jay Electronica, Mos Def, Kid Cudi, John Legend, and others all a part of or associated with G.O.O.D. Music).
The full compilation album is due sometime this year, but no release date has been confirmed. Your best bet is to check and follow along with the G.O.O.D. Music blog, Rosewood, for the latest song and artist info. You can also check out Kanye’s website for another new track from him, the Hit Boy-produced “Theraflu.” (Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play “Mercy” full blast again. Thanks.)