Since Kanye West launched his incredible weekly free song drop G.O.O.D. Fridays, 'Ye has recruited hip-hop luminaries like Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Mos Def, Raekwon, Pusha-T, Kid Cudi and, in a star-making appearance, Nicki Minaj. All the good will is a lead-up to the November 22nd release of "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," and though West has been generous, fans are specific with their G.O.O.D demands. For starters, they had been clamoring for West to bring in up-and-coming rapper J. Cole -- one fan even managed to sneak in a question about Cole's potential collaboration with West during Kanye's UStream chat last week. And West quickly satiated the masses by getting Cole to contribute a verse on "Looking For Trouble."
Since Kanye seems to be inviting audience participation for his G.O.O.D. series, the Amp has our own guest list in mind -- five rappers who need to get an all-star spot before the G.O.O.D. is gone.
5. Gucci Mane
Seriously, how has this not happened already? Gucci is far and away the most prolific rapper in hip-hop today, so there's no doubt he has a surplus of rhymes he could lend Kanye.
4. Ghostface Killah
So far, only the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon ("Lord Lord Lord" and Justin Bieber's "Runaway Love" remix) and the RZA ("So Appalled") have received any G.O.O.D. love from Kanye. With Ghostdini's own "Apollo Kids" due out December 14th -- check out the banging first single "Together Again" -- we'd love for Ghostface, one of the Amp's favorites, to hop on a track with 'Ye and spread the word. We'd also settle for a GZA cameo.
3. Old school rappers
While West's tracks have been rich with big-name talent and rising young guns, it's been pretty bereft of Golden Age of Hip-Hop guys. Kanye should pay tribute to the rappers who came before him and get fresh verses from -- to name a few -- Rakim, Slick Rick, Too $hort, LL Cool J, Run and/or DMC, EPMD, etc.
2. Andre 3000
If Andre 3000 has time to lend verses to a Chris Brown remix, there's no excuse why he can't partake in G.O.O.D. Friday.
1. Lil Wayne
It's been too long since we heard him rap. With Weezy finally out of prison, what better way to mark his return to hip-hop and give the world a taste of those verses he wrote behind bars than by guesting on a G.O.O.D. track by his "Barry Bonds" mate West.
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- Kanye West
- Mos Def
- Kid Cudi