5 Albums That Don't Suck

5 Albums Coming Out This Week That Don't Suck

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The best new albums of the week, including releases from GOOD Music, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, and more.

2 Chainz

5 Things GOOD Music's 'Cruel Summer' Does Right (And 5 Things It Does Wrong)

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Unless you're unnaturally excited for the upcoming new Aerosmith album, GOOD Music's Cruel Summer is 2012's most anticipated album of the year.

good music

Chief Keef Feat. Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean – “I Don’t Like” (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)

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I'm late on the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chief-keef">Chief Keef</a> craze.

good music

Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Pusha T – “Mercy”

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What was intended to be a midnight release signaling the return of the G.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Mannie Fresh: G.O.O.D. Music Album Is “Pretty Close” To Completion

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It's three months into 2012 and lest the greater public forget that G.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Mos Def – “N****s In Poorest” Video

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The artist formerly known as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mos-def" target="_blank">Mos Def</a>, Yasiin Bey, just released the video accompaniment to his track, "N****s In Poorest," and it's weird.

EVERYTHING ELSE

The G.O.O.D. Music LP Is Damn Near Done According To Big Sean

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From what I believe was behind the scenes of he and Wale's "Slight Work" video (a dope song, by the way), <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-sean">Big Sean</a> sheds light on what will soon become one of the more anticipated projects of the new year.

CyHi The Prynce

CyHi Da Prynce – “Cold As Ice” Video

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Maybe I'm just a sucker from classic rock samples, but I always felt "Cold As Ice" was one of the stronger songs off <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cyhi-da-prynce">Cyhi's</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/06/cyhi-da-prince-feat-big-sean-woopty-doo-prod-kanye-west-no-i-d-x-royal-flush-2-mixtape">Royal Flush 2</a> mixtape.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Kanye Tweets, We Anticipate: G.O.O.D. Music Album Set For Spring

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In under thirty characters and without proper spacing, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/Kanye-west">Kanye</a> made brains explode with <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/kanyewest/status/126770388121292800">one simple Tweet</a> this afternoon, when he bluntly announced his G.

Diss Songs

Consequence Sends More Shots At Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music On “Everybody Told Me 2″

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/consequence">Consequence</a> throws a few more lightweight jabs at Kanye and his former label on "Everybody Told Me 2.

Diss Songs

Consequence’s “The Plagarist Society” Disses Pusha T, Says Kanye’s Next

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/consequence">Consequence</a> releases his long-awaited diss track directed at Pusha T.

Fear of God Part II: Let Us Pray

Pusha T Feat. Tyler, The Creator – “Trouble On My Mind” Video

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Two rabble rousers come together to do what they do best as Pusha and Tyler do the video for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/new-music-pusha-t-tyler-the-creator-trouble-on-my-mind">"Trouble On My Mind."</a> Never thought I'd see the day when one of the Thornton brothers would be egging people in a video but it's a lighthearted look that works on a phenomenal song.

Big Sean

Video: Jay-Z x Kanye West x G.O.O.D. Music Live At The Vevo Powerstation

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Even though SXSW took place in March, the release of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/official-tracklist-jay-z-and-kanye-west-watch-the-throne">Watch The Throne's</a><a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/official-tracklist-jay-z-and-kanye-west-watch-the-throne"> official tracklist</a> has offered this footage new life and Vevo is poised to fully take advantage.

Big Sean

G.O.O.D Music, Common & N.O.R.E. All Have New Record Deals

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You can protest in the name of Rule #4080 all you want.

Finally Famous: The Album

Big Sean – “So Much More” Video

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Sean Anderson compiles some of the best "memoriesss" of the past few years as he takes a moment to reflect and relish in humility before he takes the next step into superstardom.

CyHi The Prynce

CyHi Da Prynce Feat. YelaWolf – “Bulletproof”

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If you needed a reason to download <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cyhi-da-prynce">CyHi's</a> second album-esque mixtape, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/06/cyhi-da-prince-feat-big-sean-woopty-doo-prod-kanye-west-no-i-d-x-royal-flush-2-mixtape">Royal Flush 2</a>, here's one that might make you seem shameful you slept for the few days it's been out.

Boi-1da

First Listen: Big Sean’s Finally Famous The Album

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An arduous grind, numerous mixtape releases, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/the-2010-bet-hip-hop-awards-cyphers">a BET cypher</a> and G.

Finally Famous: The Album

Big Sean Feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay”

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If you saw the all-star tracklist for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-sean">Big Sean's</a> Finally Famous: The Album, the proposed "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay" undoubtedly had you wondering which side of the fence this manufactured combination would fall on.

Finally Famous: The Album

Big Sean – “What Goes Around”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=193955"> "Man, I'm chllin' with Jays and Common Senses/ It's crazy when legends are peers and your competition..." It appears <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-sean">Big Sean's</a> patience has paid off.




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