G.O.O.D. Music vs. YMCMB: Which Team Would You Side With?


So it’s 2012. And things are getting weird. Biggie already taught us what beef really is, but we might need a refresher course, because the term rap “beef” in 2012 is almost as misused as the word “freestyle.” But here we are, and one of the most talked about things in mainstream hip-hop right now is the ongoing feud between—out of all rappers—Common and Drake. It’s hard to avoid, and face it: the shit is entertaining.

So Common upped the ante with the direct shots fired in the “Stay Schemin'” remix, and now everywhere he goes, he has to answer questions about this beef. And he does answer, because he’s Common, and he seems like a genuinely nice guy, when he’s not beefin’. In his latest Q&A with Chicago’s WGCI, he was asked if he’d need to round up a posse to square off with Birdman (who is staying out of it but said he’s riding with Drake no matter what) and the YMCMB crew, Common answered:

“If it had to get to teamin’ up, you know, I’d get my squad too. You know, you can’t forget G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye, and the brothers.”

Now, it’s all hypothetical, but this statement makes it impossible for us not to conjure up images of a crew beef between two of the most popular hip-hop conglomerates of our time. G.O.O.D. Music and YMCMB.

The Major Players:


Young Money/Cash Money:

– Drake
– Birdman
– Lil Wayne
– Nicki Minaj
– Tyga
– Mack Maine
– Cory Gunz? (Okay, maybe not major, but the kid can spit, if it comes down to some lyrical assassin shit)

G.O.O.D. Music:

– Common
– Kanye
– Pusha T
– Big Sean
– Kid Cudi
– Cyhi Da Prynce
– Mos Def? (Is he really in G.O.O.D. Music?)

It’s hard to believe a massive crew vs. crew feud will ensue over this, but it’s also hard not to imagine it. Who would you side with? Would there be any real outcome? Would a beef even affect either of these crews’ legitimacy, or just act as a media/consumer feeding frenzy?  Listen to Common’s interview below.

  • Camwagon

    Cmon is this even a fair fight? G.O.O.D music might be the best label out there.

  • C

    would you count Jay-z as a GOOD music guy? either way i’d probably go GOOD music. I like drake and lil wayne, but birdman, tyga, and mack mane SUCK. nicki is ok, but her best asset is her ass (pun intended). and ymcmb seems to be full of posers. in actual rap battles GOOD music would win, IN MY OPINION

  • PancakeMcKennz

    G.O.O.D Music versus YMCMB is like Power Rangers versus Beetleborgs.

    It’s like, yeah, the latter group would get some cute hits in, but wait until the former brings that proverbial Megazord out–shit will get real in less than a second.

  • JCE1236

    I think this would be great for rap actually, quality of each label aside..

  • Jonathan A

    From someone who appreciates the creativity of music, G.O.O.D Music vastly outweighs YMCMB.

    Drake, and Nicki to a lesser extent are the only ones in YM i hold in high regard.

    I think OVOXO/GOOD is a better match up honestly.

    And If i had anything to bet my soul on, it would be the G.O.O.D music album destroying the YMCMB album that came out a couple years back.

  • SK

    nah wayne would never beef with common he has respect for the older rappers.

  • SK

    also, wasn’t something like this posted before?

  • JCE1236

    hell, i would consider it a win if it would just get weezy to rap about something passionately again

  • http://twitter.com/eric_chance Eric

    I just want this to happen so I can see Mr. Hudson vs. Lil Chuckee

  • Talib

    Above me is comedy.

  • http://www.djsteff.blogspot.com Stef

    How is this even a beef? Common is real hip-hop, and destroys any shit thats come out since Wayne. Drake doesnt even freestyle! He used a fking blackberry…he lost me as a fan ever since then.

  • Batmayne

    Roc Nation over everything.

    Jay Elec + Jay-Z + J. Cole = Jaysus.

    January 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    I just want this to happen so I can see Mr. Hudson vs. Lil Chuckee”

    Yo Con save that dudes comment for the comment of the year post for 2012.

  • lockstockedd

    I know how to read, so G.O.O.D.

  • http://www.indieshuffle.com/author/seanoleary/ Qwikster1

    Common vs. Drake is not beef, it’s more like tofurkey. It shouldn’t need to be said, but G.O.O.D. Music has to be the favorite in that fight. Kanye West alone trumps the entire YMCMB team, including Wayne.

    What’s a Tyga?

    And yeah, Mos is Def a part of G.O.O.D. Music. Game over, man.

  • Confusion

    Maybe we should just turn this whole post into “Mr. Hudson or Lil Chuckee?”

    Honestly, I think Lil Chuckee is probably vicious. Like, when he gets in fights, I bet he bites and shit. If you back him into a corner, I heard he turns into a badger.

    And Mr. Hudson. He’s a real wild card. Who knows what he’s capable of. Surely he’s no badger, but it’s not a stretch to imagine him on some twisted American Pscyho shit.

  • Mark

    Lmao @ “G.O.O.D Music versus YMCMB is like Power Rangers versus Beetleborgs.

    It’s like, yeah, the latter group would get some cute hits in, but wait until the former brings that proverbial Megazord out–shit will get real in less than a second.”

    My own opinion is that G.O.O.D. Music consists of Yeezus Christ and his fellow Yeciples, and YMCMB is garbage. I will never forget this: “Blucka, blucka”.

  • Ryan J

    and the “Comment of the Night” Award goes to Confusion.

  • Geeezy

    The real question…Do the 9 yr old girls and 50+ yr old women (YMCMB’s fan base) support beef?? Side note: I put Drake in my coffee in the morning to lighten it up.

  • Cole K

    comment of the year goes to Eric. but honestly i just picture a West Side Story dance battle going on between the two groups…

  • http://hypem.com/charlesalexander CharlieHustle

    The Scorecard

    Opening Fights
    – Tyga vs. Big Sean – Sean has cooler accessories.
    – Nicki Minaj vs. Kid Cudi – Cudi loses cuz Nicki pops a titty
    – Birdman vs. Pusha T – Pusha T is fresher and schools the old man.

    Halftime Show – Dem’ Rapper Key’s Battle
    The Weeknd vs. Charlie Wilson – Just an amazing draw/tie.

    Main Event
    – Drake vs. Common – Common outclasses the young gun with knowledge, relevancy and integrity.
    – Lil Wayne vs. Kanye – Ye due to being in the best rap shape of his life because of touring with Jay Z for 6 months, absolutely destroys Lil Wayne who hasn’t been relevant since before he went to jail.

    – Mack Maine – Disqualified for wackness.
    – Cory Gunz – Disqualified for having no one even as bad as him.
    – Cyhi Da Prynce – Disqualified due to lack of competition.
    – Yasiin Bey – Covered all this on the What’s Beef EP/Single and would not even show up for this unless he was paid or bored.
    – Jay Z – I think would shrug and say “I don’t really see Kayne losing in anyway… even if he loses… *cough* *cough*”

  • Tito


  • http://worldpolicy.tumblr.com Coop

    Hahahaha @ this commentary. “Batmayne” is completely right. But G.O.O.D. Music is one of the deepest labels though.

  • Leroy

    Kanye would beat the entire YMCMB combined

  • Dougie Fresh

    G.O.O.D. all day hoe.

    The only good person on YMCMB or whatever they’re called is Lil’ Wayne and that deserves an asterisk. He used to be alright circa Da Drought 3, but then fell off.

  • S’allG.O.O.D

    First off, Common would put Drakes ass back in that wheelchair!
    Wayne fell completely off from after the carter3! and he would be disqualified because you cant box in leopard jeggings.
    Kanye def wouldnt let him finish!(pun intended)

  • curtis

    Kanye and Cudi (and really Jay Z) = Better than Young Money

  • Tim

    G.O.O.D. Music
    Kanye West
    John Legend
    Kid Cudi
    Malik Yusef
    Mr Hudson
    Cyhi Da Prynce
    Mos Def
    Pusha T
    Bon Iver

    Lil Wayne
    Mack Maine
    Nicki Minaj
    Gudda Gudda
    Jae Millz
    Lil Chuckee
    Lil Twist
    Cory Gunz
    Jay Styles
    Short Dawg
    Torion Sellers
    Bow Wow
    Busta Rhymes
    Cool & Dre
    Chris Richardson
    DJ Khaled
    Glasses Malone
    Israel Cruz
    Jay Sean
    Kevin Rudolf
    Sabrina Washington
    T Lopez
    Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins

    G.O.O.D. Music Is way MORE lyrical and musical talented.

    These would be more entertaining.
    G.O.O.D. Music vs Shady / Aftermath
    G.O.O.D. Music vs Roc A Fella
    Shady / Aftermath vs Roc A Fella

  • The New Guy

    G.O.O.D. Music and YMCMB?? That’s not beef – that’s lamb

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  • YM :D

    YMCMB would win this battle. Weezy would kill them, Stunna would get them all funeral beds, and Drizzy would bury them.

  • Ymcmb

    Tyga basically runs ymcmb

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