It’s definitely a good time to be a fan of G.O.O.D. music, with the new
release of the J. Period and Complex Magazine mixtape, "G.O.O.D. The Class
The mixtape features Kanye West of course, along with Common, John Legend,
Consequence, GLC, and newly signed Mr. Bently (Why?) and Sa-Ra. Except for
the hot mess, "Laid Back" by Mr. Bently, the mixtape plays like a G.O.O.D.
music compilation album with several new songs, classics, freestyles, and
Highlights of the mixtape are the Common burner, "The Movement," the
"Corners Remix" with Kanye West, and "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,"
featuring the trio of Com, West, and Quence. "Hollywood" by Sa-Ra, is
another banger, with its unique blend of west coat funk (Parliament) and
Hands down the star of the mixtape is Consequence, who still maintains his
signature sound first heard on the B-Side of A Tribe Called Quest's
"Electric Relaxation" single. What makes Consequence unique is his ability
to tell the truth about his life. Like his verse in the standout
"Spaceship" from Kanye's "College Dropout," were Quence spoke about his life
post-A Tribe Called Quest, he speaks about why he can't return to his hood
on "My Way Home,” and spits, "They say Con' something’s different about you
like a remix, oh I know what it is, you went an got ya teeth fixed," on the
"They Say Remix." Not many artists are able to be as truthful as 'Quence
and it’s a breath of fresh air.
Overall the mixtape is a must-grab, and unlike most mixtapes where the songs
just start, J. Period does an awesome job of blending each song into each
other, making it one of the few mixtapes you can listen too straight