It looks as though Kanye is trying to give Young Money Cash Money Billionaires a run for their money. Meet the G.O.O.D. Music family!
With the exception of label veterans John Legend and Kid Cudi, Kanye posed for a photo with all of his label signees on the set of his new short film ‘Cruel Summer,’ which was shot in Qatar. The photo includes (From left to right), Pusha T, Nigerian singer D’Banj, 2 Chainz (who knew??), Big Sean, Mr. Hudson, Teyana Taylor, Hit-Boy and CyHi The Prynce all dressed in matching Middle Eastern/Egyptian garb.
Kanye, meanwhile, has every reason to be smiling. His crew will be releasing their long-awaited G.O.O.D. Music compilation LP ‘Cruel Summer‘ in a few weeks, and many of the songs that will be featured on the album were played in the movie. Kanye used a booming surround sound set-up to shake audience members with the songs’ bass and fully immerse them in his seven-screen movie production, which stars Kid Cudi.
According to Complex:
Cruel Summer is the story of a Lamborghini car thief who falls for a beautiful blind Arabic girl who’s father will let them marry if he can help her see. So he (Kid Cudi) does using strings that lead her around palace to play music.
Kanye reportedly needed 20 camels, 100 extras, and around 20 Lambos to complete the set of the film which took four days to shoot and featured fashion by Ye as well as Arab designers.
It will definitely be interesting to see how it all measures up to his first film, Runaway.
As long as ‘Ye doesn’t sign Kim Kardashian to G.O.O.D. Music, he’s good with us!