How Good Is Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Friday Series? [AIM & Fire]

Anslem: NICKI MINAJ

Adam: Nicki

Jesse: i think everyone agrees nicki freaking murdered monster – best verse of the summer

Matt: I’m not even the biggest Nicki Minaj fan, and i’ll agree that she had the best verse

Jesse: Best verse of all the Good Friday tracks IMO

Thomas: It’s a good Busta Rhymes verse

Matt: Haha

Rob: Nicki had the best verse hands down. One of the best verses of the year

Jesse: Busta wish he spit that…Rondell, what u think?

Rondell Conway: Nicki did body the track

Thomas: Can we talk about Jay-z’s verse on “Monster”

Brooklyne: What about it? I think Ye’s was better than Jay’s

Thomas: I’m sick of him complaining

Adam: Yeah I hear that

Rondell: I think 10 years from now that one may go down as her signature verse

Adam: I think he does it creatively at least

Brooklyne: Creative complaining?

Thomas: Yeah, on “Some People Hate,” that song came out in 2002 or “what more can i say” that song came out in 2003

Matt: That song title says it all

Rondell: Jay been complaining since The Black Album

Thomas: Blueprint 2

Rondell: He was upset people didn’t like BP2

Thomas: Nah, BP2 was all about how people hated on him, he was complaining on BP2

Rondell: I don’t remember BP2. I’ve erased it from memory, that and Kingdom Come

Jesse: Here’s something to think about — the best verse so far from Good Friday is Nicki and the best beat is from Bink – “Devil In A New Dress”

Thomas: OK, what’s your favorite line on “Monster”

Matt: Kanye brought an amazing word into the hip-hop conscious, though: “sarcophagus”

Matt: When drunk in a club, that’s the part of the song that I’ll chant the loudest

Matt: I bet Kanye wrote that entire verse just as an excuse to say “sarcophagus” in a song

Brooklyne: **Everyone starts playing the song in their headphones**

Jesse: “And I’m all up all up all up in the bank in the funny face” LOL! I die everytime

Brooklyne: It’s the “sarcophagus” line by far

Thomas: “Just killed another career, it’s a mild day” I think Nicki’s voices and all that are bells and whistles, smoke and mirrors

Matt: I agree that Nicki’s voices are wearing a bit thin

Thomas: I think they take away from what is a very good verse

Anslem: Thats why she’s singing now

Rob: I don’t mind the voices, it adds entertainment value. Nicki’s voices > Eminem’s voices

  • CRZA

    IMHO….”Lord, Lord, Lord” was the worst track of the series. I have no interest in hearing that song again. Rank = Dead last.

    “Monster” was hot, and I agree, Nicki murdered that track. The voices definitely add to her verse, although a whole cd of voices…eehhhh. Ye did his thing too, “Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh…ahhh, put the pussy in a sarcophagus”. Rank = Third

    “Good Friday” – Cudi of course did his thing on the hook…”I know the city gettin’ ready for me”. It was easily the second hottest track in my opinion. Rank = Second

    “Devil in a new dress” – is smooth, I love the beat and Ye’s flow. Plus I know a female like that, so a brotha can relate. “Power (Remix)” – Jay and Kanye, how could you not like this song. Both are tied fourth (easily better than anything else on the radio, but when comparing the series it’s tough). They’re tied in my opinion cause I like them both for different reasons. “New Dress” – is just so laid back and smooth, while “Power” just gets me hype.

    “So Appalled” – ehhh….it was a good track, and I agree RZA (thumbs down)…he didn’t need to be on there. Rank = Sixth

    While the XXL staff wasn’t feeling “Christian Dior Denim Flow”, is beyond my understanding. I don’t know why Ye decided to tape his verse over the phone like Shyne, but it doesn’t take away from the track too much. Although, I don’t think everyone got enough time on the track; but who really wants to listen to a 10 minute track. Rank = First

  • John Cochran

    I like them all, why do we always have to rank things. Enjoy the music. If these songs were an album, minus maybe a few features( I dont have a problem with Rza, Swizz gets annoying though), it would be great. Yall just noticed the Jay Z complaints. Thats the one reason why I have felt much of his recent stuff, he doesnt talk about anything but how he’s the greatest and we should bow and worship. His verse on that Usher song is the best veerse I’ve heard from him since BP3.

  • http://www.opalellysemusic.com Opal Ellyse

    I love Kanye and pretty much anything ROC Nation. . . Jay, Ye, Cole, Rhi, and BK. . . put me on the team:) #soserious

  • hejsa

    Lupe!!

  • BeerGangsta

    This should be Kayne best piece of work. Lot of good feature. This is how you get good Record Sells!!

  • No Name

    I take it that the Runaway Love Remix was discounted ’cause it has Beiber on it. Oh well, typical elitist thinking. I still think it’s an okay joint.

  • http://yahoo L is king

    what about see me now w/beyonce

  • http://yahoo L is king

    blue dress is the best song so far, but these few songs are better than Drake’s whole album

  • Nicholas

    the reason not that many people like Lord Lord Lord is cuz swizz sucks he should stick to producing

  • black jesus

    so appalled was great. champaign wishes, 30 white bitches, this shit is fuckin ridiculous. thats a champions anthem.

    cudi killed the hook on good friday.

    the rest are unimpressive to wack.

  • King_Jaffe_J

    ya some dick riders…PUSHA T had the best verses PERIOD POINT BLANK

  • yoprince

    best line:

    “My niggas is home, I guess I got everything…”
    - Beyonce

    j/k

    Nicki’s verse is epic tho. entertaining, energetic, creative, boastful, and she murdered two of the best doing it.

    i don’t feel like ranking the songs, not b/c it’s not a fun, valid discussion but b/c it’s too difficult. so appalled is somewhere near the top and the one with lloyd banks is certainly on the bottom, at least partly due to kanye phoning it in.

    fun ‘fact’: kanye has now made one series of music better than 2/3 of jay-z’s ‘esteemed’ blueprint series. ha!

  • Q461

    I’m split down the middle on these.. I like Monster, Devil in a New Dress, GOOD friday, and Lord Lord Lord. Unimpressed by the Christian Dior shit, the Power remix and So Appalled, but maybe they will grow on me later on.

    lookin forward to this Kanye joint next month yo.

  • Dj Kay Slay

    Wow! He copied Crooked I, NIIIICCEE, fuck kanye!

  • Q!thaGreat!

    all of the tracks were hella nice! crazy!!!
    even the Bieber track was nice. It was cool to hear Mos Def and Raekwon again, plus Charlie wilson on the hooks!!! that is crazy!!! Uncle Charlie still got it! I think he should get Crooked I on one of these weeks!! that would be the sh!t!

  • Tim

    Don’t Stop is the best Good Friday track…but that just dropped yesterday haha.

    One of the best verses came from Jay-Z, but on So Appalled. That verse was killer. That and his verse on the Power remix.

    I don’t like Monster, I think it’s just ok.

  • jonny bizness

    The G.O.O.D friday series has been a revelation.Yeah other artists have done it before but no where near this standard.Out of all the joints So appalled stands out with devil in a blue dress coming a close 2nd.my favourite line is “all of y’all can suck my balls thru my drawls” Seriously guys with the crs joint last night i’d go as far as saying IT IS better than recovery!!!!!!!!!

  • Dick B.

    Pretty much all the songs are wack. I voted for Lord Lord Lord just because it has Rae & Mos but even that song itn’t all that good. Lately Raekwon has been making some questionable guest appearances, not that his verses are some garbage or anything, but Justin Beiber come on man.
    I haven’t and probably won’t take the time to download the songs, not even worthy of being in my iPod Library.

  • original Will

    “I didnt think Lloyd Banks brought much to christian Dior Denim Flow”

    That Anslem dude is tripping everybody I knows hate that song which I love but They say Banks had the best part and was the only reason they liked it its obvious that anslem dude is a baccpacc rapper fan who dont like when gangsta rappers and conscience rappers mix together

    I mean That line where he was like “Nigga make some money before you make a comment” Had twitter trending like a mofo

    i mean if you felt lloyd didnt bring much to the song that means that you think Ryan leslie and kanye part were better than his The only part that you can argue that was better was Pusha T but to say out of all the people on there dude was the worst that is Shots my nig

  • megulito

    so appalled 1
    power remix 2
    monster 4
    other places can be arranged how ever also what cuz we only root for the under dog we cant say jay killed power and appaled hell i even like the shots at beans on monster but nikki had that track

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  • isaac hooble

    TOP 5:
    1. G.O.O.D. Friday
    2. Christian Dior Denim Flow (cudi kills)
    3. Lookin’ For Trouble (SO MANY GREAT VERSES)
    4. Don’t Stop (great beat)
    5. Don’t Look Down

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