G.O.O.D. Music Producer Warns to ‘Keep an Eye Out’ for ‘Little Treat’

Is G.O.O.D. Music about to make a comeback?

Grammy Award-winning producer Anthony Kilhoffer put out a tweet calling for fans of G.O.O.D.'s heyday to “keep an eye out.”

It's been six years since G.O.O.D. Music dropped their compilation album, Cruel Summer. Now fans are speculating whether or not it'll be more collaborations (especially since an official G.O.O.D. Soundcloud page surfaced last month) or a one-off track from G.O.O.D.'s stacked roster which includes Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Desiigner and more.

It could also be a track from a G.O.O.D. affiliate like Kid Cudi or Yasiin Bey. Last year, Kilhoffer teamed up with 808s & Heartbreak's co-producer and former G.O.O.D. Music member Mr. Hudson, for the track “Can't Forget You.” So it's likely that this is another track cooked up by the two as well.

Although there's no word yet from G.O.O.D.'s official platforms, fans are naturally hyped about any news of a G.O.O.D. return.

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Did Jay Rock Take Shots at Big Sean on “King’s Dead”?

Jay Rock's star-studded single “King's Dead” features labelmate Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake, along with solid production from Mike Will Made-It and Teddy Walton. That alone should get people talking, but it also sounds like the Watts representative has bars for a certain rapper: Big Sean. Though the suspected references are subtle, the theory isn’t much of a reach when you consider Sean’s ongoing feud with Kendrick.

Let’s take a look at some of the lyrics.

At the beginning of his verse, Jay uses the term “lil bitch,” which is a regular Sean ad-lib and one that Kendrick used on “The Heart Part 4.” (That song was also suspected of being a Sean diss track).

And it's like that, lil bitch
MVP, I get no sleep
No, I don't like that, lil bitch
Bust that open, I want that ocean
Yeah that bite back, lil bitch
Do it bite back, lil bitch?
Need two life jackets, lil bitch

Jay then goes on to rap: “I ain't gon’ hold you, I ain't gon’ press you, never control you/I ain't gon’ front you, keep it 100, I don't know you.” The use of the word “control” could be a reference to Sean’s 2013 song “Control” featuring Kendrick and Jay Electronica. The No I.D.-produced record seemingly sparked the beef between the rappers, as K-Dot rapped:

And them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, ASAP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all, but I'm tryna murder you niggas

Though Sean insisted he approved Kendrick’s verse, “Control” was ultimately left off his sophomore album, Hall of Fame. Which brings us to exhibit C: Jay later raps, “Stutter steppin', got a Hall of Fame in all my posters.” Interesting.

And then we have these lines: “My bitch been ready, my clique's been ready/My shit's been ready, my check's been ready.” Though it may be a stretch, the use of the word “clique” could be alluding to Sean’s feature on the Cruel Summer track “Clique,” with Kanye West and Jay Z.  

So, was Jay actually taking subtle jabs at Sean? You be the judge. “King’s Dead” is now available to stream on SoundCloud. The track is the lead single off Jay's upcoming studio album, and will appear on the Black Panther soundtrack.

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17-Year-Old Uses 6,000 Kanye West Lyrics to Build a Rapping A.I. Bot

Kanye West has around nine major, label studio albums depending on if you care to classify collaborative projects such as Watch The Throne and Cruel Summer as strictly Kanye affairs. A West Virginia high school student mined West’s discography to program his own artificial intelligence bot to rhyme on his own, and it appears he followed the age-old mandate by teachers nationwide to show his work.

Seventeen-year-old Robbie Barrat said he had about a week to create a neural network that could rap as part of what was a dare from some classmates in his high school programming club. The resources and results are publicly available via Barrat’s GitHub page along with a brief explanation of how the network operates.

“It’s a neural network that has been trained on rap songs and can use any lyrics you feed it and write a new song,” Barrat wrote. “It now writes word by word as opposed to line by line.”

That distinction means the bot has its own cadence, although it admittedly comes with the limitations of a monotonic robot voice with pauses between each word.

Barrat says he fed the network approximately 6,000 Kanye West lines using open-source software, Linux, and PyBrain, a neural network powered by the user-friendly programming language Python.

“Originally it just rearranged existing rap lyrics, but now it can actually write word-by-word,” Barrat told Quartz.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, seven Kanye West projects are certified platinum. That commercial influence presumably reaches to West Virginia, where a high school student like Barrat can use lyrics from those platinum albums to have a neural network-powered bot rap about everything from Anna Nicole Smith to Fish Fillets. 

You can view all the specifics of Barrat’s neural network via his GitHub page.

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Kanye West’s Yeezus Album Includes Chief Keef Feature


By Chelsey Wilkins

A few days ago, a leaked photo surfaced of an alleged tracklist for Kanye West’s upcoming sixth album, Yeezus. The list included a track featuring RZA, Ma$e and Chief Keef called “Boxed Out” and it looks like there may be some truth to the picture.

Chief Keef has now confirmed that he worked with Kayne on his highly anticipated project. During an interview with Elite Money Empire to promote his new Beats by Dre headphones, Sosa unveiled some big news about Kayne’s new LP saying, “I am on the song called… I forgot… I forgot what the song is called, buts it’s a hot song.”

This isn’t the first time Ye and Chief have shared a track together. On G.O.O.D Music’s compilation album, Cruel Summer, Kanye borrowed the young rapper’s song, “I Don’t Like” and added some additional verses. There’s always a chance that Sosa’s verse might not make Kanye’s final cut, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Yeezus drops June 18.