Category:GOOD Music artists
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The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Recording artist – A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, performs music may also be referred to as a musician. Some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, arranging, the orchestration of music. In the Middle Ages, instrumental musicians performed with soft ensembles loud instruments outdoors. European musicians of this time catered to the Roman Catholic Church, providing arrangements structured around Gregorian chant structure and Masses from church texts. Vocal pieces were in Latin -- the language of church texts of the time -- and typically were Church-polyphonic or "made up of simultaneous melodies." The Baroque period introduced heavy use of counterpoint and basso continuo characteristics. Instrumental "color" became more important compared to the Renaissance style of music, emphasized much of the volume, texture and pace of each piece. George Frideric Handel Johann Sebastian Bach Antonio Vivaldi Classical music was created by musicians who lived during a time of a rising class. Many middle-class inhabitants of France at the time lived under absolute monarchies. Because of this, much of the music was performed in environments that were more constrained compared to the flourishing times of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This age included the initial transformations of the Industrial Revolution. Some Romantic Period precepts survive, still affect modern culture. In 20th-century music, musicians rejected the emotion-dominated Romantic period, strove to represent the world the way they perceived it.Recording artist – Guy Pratt, a professional session musician, playing bass guitar.
2. Record producer – A producer has many roles during the recording process. The roles of a producer vary. They will nevertheless help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may also ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies' budget. A record producer or producer has a very broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules, contracts, negotiations. In the 2010s, the recording industry has two kinds of producers with different roles: executive producer and producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the creative process of recording albums. The audio engineering would be more the cameraman of the movie." Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is director. The producer's job is to create, shape, mold a piece of music. With the relatively easy access to technology in the 2010s, an alternative to the record producer just mentioned, is the so-called ` producer'. With technological advances, it is possible to achieve a professional quality production without a multimillion-dollar studio, using a laptop and a good-quality microphone. In most cases the producer is also a competent arranger, composer, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As a result of these changes, record producers began to exert a strong influence, not only on the course of popular music.Record producer – Alan Parsons in an ESO 50th anniversary video.
3. Very GOOD Beats – GOOD Music, Inc. is an American record label founded by rapper and record producer Kanye West, in 2004. The label's in-house producers include Travis Scott, Southside, Hit-Boy, Hudson Mohawke, Q-Tip, S1. The label has released 10 albums certified gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America. West founded GOOD Music in 2004, in conjunction with Sony BMG, shortly after releasing The College Dropout. John Legend, West were the label's inaugural artists. In October 2006, Legend released his second album, Again, which won a Grammy for the song "Heaven". The label's second release, was the recipient of four Grammy Award nominations. The label later added GLC, Really Doe, Malik Yusef, Consequence to its artists. In May 2007, Detroit rapper Big Sean signed to the label. In 2008, West signed British singer-songwriter Mr Hudson, after hearing A Tale of Two Cities. He also signed then up-and-coming rapper Kid Cudi, after hearing his respective work from manager Plain Pat. Man on the Moon: The End of Day was released under GOOD Music on September 15, 2009. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Mr Hudson's solo debut, Straight No Chaser, was released. The label held a cypher for the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards in June, that featured West, Common, new signee Cyhi the Prynce.Very GOOD Beats – Rapper Kanye West founded the record label during 2004.
4. Big Sean – Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011. Big Sean released Hall of Fame, on August 27, 2013. Sean's third album Dark Sky Paradise was released in 2015 and which earned him his first No. 1 studio album. Sean Michael Leonard Anderson was born to Myra and James Anderson. When he was 3 months old, Big Sean moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he was raised by his mother, grandmother. Big Sean graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.7 GPA. Big Sean is often heard saying "west side" in his songs; he is referring to the west side of his hometown Detroit, Michigan. In 2005, Kanye West was doing a interview at 102.7 FM. Hearing about this, Sean headed over to the station to perform some freestyle. Initially West was reluctant to hear him, however he gave 16 bars to rap for him. According to Big Sean, West enjoyed his freestyle: "As we get to the entrance of the station... we stopped in the middle of the doorway. Big Sean starts bobbing his head,". After the freestyle, Sean left his demo tape.Big Sean – Big Sean in November 2009
5. Cyhi the Prynce – Cydel Young, better known by his stage name Cyhi the Prynce, is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. In 2009, Young signed his major-label contract under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In 2010, he signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music label imprint. He was released from his Def Jam contract in August 2015. He was raised Baptist by strict parents, who didn't allow him to listen to music as a youth. However, Young cites his parents' methods as a foundation upon which he could build himself in character, especially growing up in the area that he was. In 2009, Young signed a recording contract with Akon's Konvict Muzik label imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. Young first gained major attention in 2010 when he received a co-sign from American rapper and hop mogul Kanye West. This culminated on his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Young recorded his second mixtape, Royal Flush II, with producer CPK, plans to work further with previous collaborators the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, No I.D. and Kanye West, as well as DJ Toomp, The Alchemist and Just Blaze. Young released Jack of All Trades, later in 2011, which announced the title of his debut album to be Hardway Musical. Young appeared on GOOD Music's album Cruel Summer, released September 2012. On January 2013 he released Ivy League: Kick Back. The tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Childish Gambino, Trae Tha Truth and Bobby Valentino among others.Cyhi the Prynce – Cyhi the Prynce performing in June 2014
6. D'banj – Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, musician, entrepreneur and TV host. As of 2016, D'banj is ranked to be the richest musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine. Due to his father's profession he later moved to England. D'banj was enrolled to the Nigerian Military School at age eleven. However, D'banj disenrolled from the school after three years. While at the Military school he was a member of the elite drum corp of the Nigerian Army. From the Nigerian Military School he proceeded to another owned institution Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta where he was a church worker. There he completed his secondary education. D'banj was introduced by his late older brother, Femi Oyebanjo, who died in a plane crash at age seventeen. Following the death of his 17-year-old brother, D'banj arranged all his possessions on his bed after they were brought home and just picked up his harmonica. I'd play it to remember him." Later, at university, he realised what his new skills with the instrument could bring him. "even if there was no electricity I could play there." He remembers learning Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" after Titanic came out -- "and that got a lot of girls!" D'Banj started making ends meet while working as a security guard.D'banj – D'banj at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards
7. Kacy Hill – Kacy Anne Hill is an American model and singer-songwriter, currently signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. She released Experience, her first non-album single independently with an EP release scheduled for October 2015. Foreign Fields, was released in 2015. Hill was also Confused's Readers' 100 list and # 29 on the Dazed 100 list in 2014. Hill attended Arizona School for the Arts. At an early age, she was influenced by music, singing in choir. Hill began modeling after being discovered by a wedding photographer. She moved after high school to pursue a modeling career which led her to becoming the face for American Apparel. She got into music when she met a director who later directed the video for Experience. Regarding her career, Hill stated that she never felt passionate about it. Hill was a backup dancer for Kanye West during his 2013-2014 The Yeezus Tour. She had released Experience, a non-album single at the beginning of the tour. The video for the song was shot in ten minutes between her going to a tour rehearsal. Hill was also # 29 on the Dazed 100 list in 2014. Since the release of Experience, Hill has written songs that will become part of her EP with GOOD Music.Kacy Hill – Kacy Hill
8. Don Jazzy – Michael Collins Ajereh, known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter and musician. Ajereh is the current chief executive officer of Mavin Records. He has also produced tracks for Dr SID, Wande Coal, Emeka Infiniti, D'Prince, Darey, Naeto C, Olakunle Excel et Zanga, Sauce Kid, Tiwa Savage. He was born in Lagos State. His family lived in Ajegunle, Lagos where Ajereh was raised. Ajereh was educated at Federal Government College Lagos. He found an interest at age 12, began to play the bass guitar. Ajereh also gained knowledge of percussion instruments. Ajareh enrolled at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state. In 2000, he visited London. His uncle had invited him to play the drums for the local church. In London, he gained employment as a security guard. Ajereh continued his interest in music, associating with D'Banj. He learnt producing skills from Emeka Infiniti at O-Town company. In 2004, he collaborated with D'Banj to found Mo' Hits Records.Don Jazzy – Don Jazzy performing at the 2014 MAMAs in Durban
9. John Legend – John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Legend has won ten Grammy Awards, one Academy Award. In 2007, he received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prior to the release of Legend's album, his career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with already established artists. He played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". For his work, Legend earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with "All of Me" in 2013. Legend won the Academy Award for writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. He was born in Springfield, Ohio. Legend is one of four children of Phyllis Elaine, a seamstress, Ronald Lamar Stephens, former National Guardsman. Throughout his childhood, he was homeschooled off by his mother. At the age of four, Legend performed with his choir. Legend began playing the piano at age seven. At the age of twelve, he attended North High School, from which he graduated four years later. According to Legend, Legend was offered admission to Georgetown University and Morehouse College. Legend attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English on African-American literature.John Legend – John Legend at the Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show on 29 January 2014 in New York.
10. Hudson Mohawke – Ross Matthew Birchard, better known by the stage name Hudson Mohawke, is a producer, DJ, composer from Glasgow, Scotland. A founding member of the LuckyMe label collective, he has since signed to Warp Records and Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music production team. He has produced for a range of artists, including West, Pusha T, Drake, Anohni. Birchard also makes up one half of the trap music TNGHT with Canadian producer Lunice. At the age of 15, Birchard was the youngest ever UK DMC finalist. During this period, Birchard formed the Me collective with childhood friends. He adopted the name "Hudson Mohawke" after seeing the name engraved on a statue in the hallway of his accommodation. Hudson Mo was also DJ/Producer for sometimes 2 Can Dan. Surface Empire released the LuckyMe EP on Far Cut Records. His official release to get major notice was entitled "Spotted" on the Rush Hour beat compilation Beat Dimensions Vol 1. In 2008 his 12" EP Ooops! on LuckyMe/Wireblock became an underground sensation, particularly once word spread of his recording contract with Warp. In 2009, Hudson Mohawke released his first album, Butter. In that year, he contributed a cover of a Jimi Tenor song, titled "Paint the Stars", to the Warp20 compilation. He would follow including 2011's Satin Panthers.Hudson Mohawke – Hudson Mohawke
11. Mos Def – Mos Def subsequently released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was featured on the roster of Rawkus Records and in 1999 released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides. His debut was followed by The New Danger, The Ecstatic. The editors at About.com listed him on their "50 greatest MC's of our time" list. Prior to his career in music, he first entered public life as a actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, theater. Mos Def is also known as the host of Def Poetry Jam, which aired on HBO between 2007. He has been vocal on several political causes, including police brutality, the idea of American exceptionalism, the state of African Americans. Dante Terrell Smith Bey was born in the son of Sheron Smith and Abdul Rahman. The eldest of step-children, Mos Def was raised by his mother in Brooklyn, while his father lived in New Jersey. At 19, Mos Def took the Muslim declaration of faith. Mos Def is close friends with Kamaal Ibn John Fareed of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest. He attended middle school at Philippa Schuyler Middle School 383 in Bushwick, Brooklyn where he picked up his love for acting. In Mos Def witnessed his then five year old younger brother Ilias Bey get hit by a car. Bey, who later adopted the alias DCQ, was described as "my first partner in Hip Hop". He began his rap career in 1994, forming the rap group UTD along with younger brother DCQ and younger sister Ces.Mos Def – Mos Def performing at the 2012 Ilosaarirock festival
12. No I.D. – Ernest Dion Wilson, professionally known as No I.D. is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois. Wilson is also a disc jockey, rapper, having released an album in 1997, titled Accept Your Own and Be Yourself, under Relativity Records. He is perhaps best known for his early work with Chicago-based rapper Common. Wilson, who has served as a musical mentor such as Kanye West, is considered "The Godfather of Chicago hip hop". Although he would resign from that position, he stayed contracted as an in-house producer. In June 2011, Wilson announced he formed the supergroup 80s, alongside Common and several other artists. In August 2011, Wilson became the Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. He subsequently launched ARTium Recordings. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Head of Creative at Def Jam Recordings. In 1996, Wilson released an album under the pseudonym No I.D. titled Be Yourself. No I.D. is a half-palindrome of his birth name, Dion. He also released a beat tape, titled Invisible Beats. In Wilson's early career he was working as a co-producer for Jermaine Dupri. Wilson also introduced Chicago-based rapper Kanye West to hip production, inviting him to his sessions with Common, when West was only beginning. West cites Wilson as his mentor on "Last Call," the outro to his highly acclaimed debut album The College Dropout.No I.D. – No I.D. in March 2008.
13. Pusha T – Terrence LeVarr Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist. He initially gained major recognition alongside his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton, with whom he founded Re-Up Records. In September 2010, Thornton announced his signing under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In March 2011, he released a mixtape titled Fear of God. Thornton released his debut album My Name Is My Name, in October 2013. In November 2015, Kanye West appointed Pusha T to take over his role as president of GOOD Music. Terrence LeVarr Thornton was born in The Bronx borough of New York City. His family soon relocated to Norfolk, Virginia, where he and his brother, Gene'No Malice' Thornton, grew up. In 1992, his brother Gene formed the duo Clipse. Of the two brothers, Terrence was more open to features, appearing on Nivea's 2001 single "Run Away", respectively. In 2006, they released their most commercial album, Hell Hath No Fury, praised by critics. He was also featured on several tracks from West's GOOD Fridays series and made other appearances on Swizz Beatz's Monster Mondays series, Lloyd Banks' H.F.M. 2 and tabi Bonney's Fresh, respectively. On the week of December 2010, Thornton signed exclusively with NUE Agency. On February 2011, Funkmaster Flex debuted Thornton's first solo offering on New York City's Hot 97.Pusha T – Pusha T
14. Q-Tip (musician) – Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer and DJ. He embarked as part of A Tribe Called Quest. In 2012, The Source ranked # 20 on their list of All Time. Born Jonathan Davis on April 1970 in Harlem, he changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. He moved to St. Albans, Queens as a child. As referenced in the song "Check the Rhime", he mostly resided around Linden Boulevard. His father was from Montserrat, a British territory in the eastern Caribbean. His mother is an African American from Alabama. Gwen, is his elder. He attended Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, New York. He has also said that the Q in Q-Tip stands for Queens and he is often referred to as Tip. In 1999 a Southern rapper known as TIP signed to Arista Records, but shortened his name to T.I. to avoid confusion with his then-labelmate Q-Tip. Throughout his career, he also called himself "The Abstract". He said that one of the main people in his life that inspired him was his childhood friend, Mohammed Sead. Q-Tip lives in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.Q-Tip (musician) – Q-Tip in Washington, D.C., 2008
15. Southside (record producer) – Joshua Howard Luellen, professionally known as Southside, or by his stage name Young Sizzle, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. He gained recognition for producing songs for prominent artists across the American hip sphere. The basis for his name came from where Luellen grew up, Southside, Atlanta. Southside grew up in the Southside region of Atlanta, Georgia. He started making beats when he was 14 years old, when he got his first computer with his uncle. It was around his teenage years that Southside decided to start take production as a serious career path. Southside’s first major release was the song "Fuck the Club Up," which appeared on Waka Flocka’s debut album Flockaveli. In 2011, Southside co-produced the track "Illest Motherfucker Alive," from Kanye West & Jay-Z’s critically acclaimed album Watch the Throne. This helped to bring him into the mainstream hip scene. Southside has since worked with artists such as Rick Ross, B.o.B, Wale, MGK among others. In January 2013, Southside produced "Millions" - the lead single from Pusha T's mixtape Wrath of Caine. The music video for the song was released on February 10. The song sparked controversy when producer Rico Beats was asked to modify Southside's instrumental for the final version of the song. Southside wasn't notified of the changes, which led to the two producers exchanging threats over Twitter. In Wrath of Caine's official track list, Kanye West is credited as co-producer, instead of Rico Beats.Southside (record producer) – Southside at the Salute Me or Shoot Me 4 listening party in 2012
16. Teyana Taylor – Teyana Taylor, is an American recording artist and actress from Harlem, New York. In 2012, Taylor signed after asking for her release from Star Trak. As an aspiring songwriter, she has written records for major artists such as Usher, Omarion. Teyana has appeared on runways during Fashion Week and has also landed high-profile features, such as on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Teyana Taylor was raised in New York City. She is of African-American and Trinidadian descent. Taylor is her mother's only child. Her father has two sons and another daughter from a different relationship. Her mother raised her with her family and is currently her manager. At age nine, she picked up a microphone in front of a crowd and began performing. Teyana was enrolled including the Apollo Theater National All-Stars search, although she never won. Up, she had strong influences from Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson. In September 2006, Teyana Taylor was credited as the choreographer on the music video for American entertainer Beyoncé's hit single, "Ring the Alarm". In January 2007, Taylor signed a deal to American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams' Star Trak Entertainment imprint, through Interscope Records. In 2007, she appeared in the video for "Blue Magic", where she can be seen dancing and popping.Teyana Taylor – Taylor backstage at a Diesel fashion show July 17, 2008
17. Tyga – Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper. In 2011, he signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Republic Records. Micheal Ray Stevenson was raised there until he "was about 11, 12," before moving to Gardena, California. Tyga is of Jamaican descent. Tyga is the cousin of Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. Tyga grew up listening to Lil Wayne, Cam ` ron and Eminem among others. On December 2012, debate arose concerning Tyga's upbringing. Tyga also claimed that he attained his nickname from his mother calling Tiger Woods. There has been speculation that not to be taken seriously. He responded on Twitter: "When u 14 an ambitious u don't give a fuk about anything. Scripted tv isn't that what we all live for.Hahahaha" No Introduction, released on Decaydance Records on June 2008, was Tyga's first independent album. He released many mixtapes. Young On Probation, garnered him enough attention to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment. Tyga created Fan of a Fan with producers DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. Kevin McCall featured in several tracks.Tyga – Tyga performing in December 2013
18. Kanye West – Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur. Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. Outside of music have received significant attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct in public settings. He is the head of the creative DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents divorced when he was three years old. After the divorce, he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.Kanye West – West performing at Lollapalooza in 2011