(Photo: Complex, August/September 2012)
With their Cruel Summer album just two weeks away, the G.O.O.D Music crew have taken their "New God Flow" to the cover of the upcoming August/September issue of Complex magazine. The stark black-and-white image features the faces of Kanye West, Common, Q-Tip, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, 2 Chainz and John Legend arranged in the shape of a crucifix (We hope Pastor Jomo K. Johnson doesn't see this!).
The issue also features a roundtable discussion with what Complex calls "the strongest lineup in the rap game," with all the faces on the cover — minus Kanye, who still isn't talking to the press — chiming in. "We dress the best, we rap the best, we sing the best, we look the best," Big Sean boasts. "Ain’t nobody perfect, you know what I’m saying? But we’re probably the closest motherf--kers to it."
The interview includes Def Jam signee 2 Chainz, who explains his unofficial membership on Kanye's roster. "I’m not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music," he says. "But I have a great rapport with ’Ye...I’ve talked to ’Ye 1,000 times about trying to make this situation work for the both of us, so it won’t feel like anyone is getting used or anything... I came from a situation with DTP, being under Luda, where I got a phobia. Sometimes when an artist signs another artist, they’re so worried about themselves. And with ’Ye, he helps everybody."
To check the rest of the interview — in which Pusha T reveals he passed on the beat for "Paris," Common and Q-Tip talk about working with Kanye and Kid Cudi speaks on what makes G.O.O.D. Music so, well, good — click here.
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