Say what you will about Kanye West, but there is no denying that the man is a trendsetter. And while that doesn’t mean we want to see dudes parading around the city in the skin-tight, blood-red ensembles that have recently become a staple of his live performances, we love the trend of free weekly music that his G.O.O.D Friday series has started online.
Ever since ‘Ye made the “Power (Remix)” his first G.O.O.D Friday drop on August 20th, everyone from Vado, to Joe Budden, to Lloyd Banks have laid claim to their own personal days for free releases. Even RZA just announced plans for #WuWednesdays. But as our man Rob already pointed out, ‘Ye is not the first web-savvy rhymer to bless fans with periodical free releases online. So we decided to take a look back and rate the most notable ones to sort out just who exactly runs this (free, online) rap shit. —Calvin Stovall
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