is one of the most innovative and influential artists walking God’s green earth today. Within the past five years, the Chicago icon has released three full-length albums, moved over 13 million units worldwide and won ten Grammy Awards. That is simply astonishing and the Louis Vuitton Don is just getting started.
Now he is on the verge of releasing the FIRST and ONLY independent album from his G.O.O.D. Music label to date as he and Malik Yusef
present G.O.O.D. Morning & G.O.O.D. Night, which is available exclusively through 101 Distribution, releasing worldwide May 26th, 2009.
With Mr. West serving as the executive producer of Yusef’s sophomore set, G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night is two-disc collection consisting of 30 emotional tracks with each song representing a distinctive 48-minute time period of the day.
“We talk about the circular aspect of life and how things are 360. The morning and night represents one full day cycle,” Yusef explains. “G.O.O.D. Morning shows the more light aspect and G.O.O.D. Night represents the more sullen aspect of life.”
” featuring Common
, John Legend
and Kanye West will serve as the leadoff single, and the album will feature collaborations with the finest recording artists in the music industry today including Adam Levine of Maroon 5
, Carl Thomas
, Jennifer Hudson
, Paul Wall
and many more.
Malik Yusef, an accomplished Emmy, Grammy and Peabody award-winning poet, received acclaim within the music industry when he released his debut album The Greatest Chicago Fire – Cold Day In Hell back in 2003. He has also appeared on Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam.
With the release of G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night, Yusef is now only inches away from achieving his primary goal. “I just want to sneak my way into the soul of people and [I want] people to allow me to be apart of their lives,” he says. “I’m just asking permission into their existence, and [I’m using] the music as that vehicle.”
G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night will be available at Best Buy, Target, iTunes on May 26th, 2009.
For more information or to pre-order G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night, visit www.101d.com
About 101 Distribution: 101 Distribution (Phoenix, Arizona) began shipping music and video titles to independent and commercial retail stores in November of 2001. Today, 101 Distribution manages the digital, mobile, retail and mail order sales for more than 2,000 touring artists and record labels worldwide. The company operates as the only distributor that offers artists a 100% payout for all net sales royalties in exchange for a flat monthly fee. 101 Distribution catalog titles can be found in 5,500 retail stores throughout the US, Canada and 8 major foreign territories as well as dozens of legal download and subscription sites.
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Get the first single "Magic Man" ft. Kanye West, Malik Yusef, Common, and John Legend here:http://101d.com/mediaplayer/06-Magic-Man.mp3
Listen to other samples off the album here:http://www.101distribution.com/artist/?view=av&id=5183