(Album Review) G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer

As the years have gone by, hip-hop music has revolved largely around rap cliques. Many have come; many have gone, from the Beastie Boys, to Wu-Tang Clan, to NWA, to G-Unit. Every generation of hip-hop fans have had a certain rap group or clique that they idolized. In the 2010′s the culture has welcomed a couple of new cliques to emerge and takeover. “Young Money”, “MMG” and “G.O.O.D. Music” are arguably the most popular music families out in hip-hop today. But G.O.O.D. Music in particular, led by hip-hop perfectionist Kanye West has been the group many have had their eye on ever since West signed promising young artists such as Big Sean, Kid Cudi, and Pusha T. Being claimed as one of the most talented crews in hip-hop by some, and one of the most over-rated crews by others, it is safe to say that their collective effort “Cruel Summer” has been long awaited and anticipated. But has it lived up to listeners’ expectations or has it been a failure as many eyes and ears have hoped? Here’s a track by track review of G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer“.