It’s official. Christmas in Harlem is now the latest (and maybe last) G.O.O.D. Friday gift from Kanye West.

There was an earlier version of this a few days ago, but this is the fully mastered version.  It features CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Teyana Taylor.  Thank you for an incredible year of music, Kanye.

 

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G.O.O.D. Fridays are done but Kanye West is still giving gifts. Check out his song Christmas in Harlem ft CyHi The Prynce, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Pusha T

 

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Do you dig The Joy by Kanye West ft Curtis Mayfield, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson and KiD CuDi? Pete Rock’s instant classic track was originally set for a group called Strong Arm Steady and was called “Makings of You.” Check it out.

Props to NahRight.com for the scoop.  If you missed The Joy, do yourself a BIG favor and cop it right now here.  It’s arguably the best of the G.O.O.D. Friday releases.

Click here to download.  As dope as Pete Rock’s production is, this track would not be anything without the sample of the legendary Curtis Mayfield.  Here are some of his classics.  You might recognize this one from the intro to Snoop’s Doggystyle. It’s originally from the soundtrack to Super Fly:

Here’s another classic from that album.  Check the orchestration.  Ridiculous:

This one has been sampled a lot and was on the Dead Presidents soundtrack:

And, of course, here’s the one that Pete Rock used for his sample, The Makings of You (the sampled section kicks in at the 30 second mark):

Are you wondering why in the hell The Joy wasn’t included on Kanye’s album? Pete Rock has the answer (and you’re gonna like it).

The mighty Pete Rock talks about working with Kanye on The Joy (arguably the best of the G.O.O.D. Friday gifts).  He also reveals that the track will be included on the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album called Watch the Throne which is rumored to be dropping this year (good G*d another 2010 classic–best year ever for hip-hop).

G.O.O.D. Music joins Grand Hustle as Kanye West and KiD CuDi get on T.I.’s song called Welcome to the World. T.I. sounds like he has something to prove on this one.

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Keeping it on the Kanye tip, check out this new track called That’s My B*tch ft Kanye and Jay-Z.

This one is not as strong as anything on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (or even G.O.O.D. Friday for that matter) but it’s worth a listen.  It also features Elly Jackson of La Roux.

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With no G.O.O.D. Friday (or Saturday) it’s been a slow weekend in hip-hip. Here are some blasts from the past that you may not have heard in a minute to help get you to Monday.

Speaking of G.O.O.D. Friday, what do you think happened?  Kanye promised new music each Friday through Christmas.  Do you think it had something to do with his album leaking, the Matt Lauer interview or something else altogether?  In the absence of a new Kanye joint, here’s some good music.