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Kanye’s Album Really Did Leak

Posted by J. Tinsley on July 9, 2010

Don’t get too excited, it’s not that album. It is something you may want to take some time to invest in though. I can’t remember exactly when they began leaking, but I do recall stumbling across random tracks recorded by Kanye West, GLC, Timmy G and Arrowstar every now and then through various outlets. The group was known as the “Go Getters” and the time frame was long before Kanye would embed himself in our consciousness.

Instead of me attempting to paint the picture, I’d much rather let Andrew bring the story to life.

Once upon a time there was a Chicago music conglomerate known as Kon-Man Productions, which was represented by Hustle, a marketing and promotions company run by Don Crowley, John “Monopoly” Johnson and Happy Lewis. At the top of the Kon-Man productions pyramid, was a up-and-coming rapper/producer by the name of Kanye West. Kanye had recruited some of Chicago’s top talent to join him on his road to riches and quest for stardom. Producers such as Boogz, Arrowstar and Brian “All Day” Miller helped him on the production side, while emcees such as GLC, Mikkey, Rhymefest, Timmy G, Miss Criss, Shayla G and Really Doe held down microphone duties.

Out of this conglomerate, a small “group” was formed which featured Kanye himself, GLC, Timmy G and Arrowstar – and this group was called the Go Getters. The Go Getters recorded a handful of songs, did some promo shoots and made radio appearances – but an official album was never released. A few of these tracks were released about 10 years ago via the World Record Holders album, which was more of a Kon-Man Productions compilation that also featured some completed Go Getters tracks. Also included on this album/mixtape were loose songs Kanye produced and completed songs from various Kon-Man artists.

Findings like these are why Prince was wrong. This unearthed gem will undoubtedly serve as a welcomed addition to your G.O.O.D. Music folders. More than anything, it will allow for a sense of perspective of these artists’ mindsets during a crucial, yet free point in their individual careers. On a related note, however, don’t leak this man’s album. No one wants to hear a bunch of unfinished tracks only to hear people complain about how it’s “missing this” and “missing that.” Have a heart for once, Internets. Have a heart. Plus, we don’t need Kanye taking another sabbatical on us.

1. World Record Holders Intro
2. World Record Holders (Performed by: GLC, Kanye West, Timmy G)
3. Nothin’s Gonna Stop Me (Performed by: Kanye)
4. Dem Guys (Performed by: GLC, Timmy G)
5. Ghetto Senorita (Performed by: Miss Criss, Kanye West & Shayla G)
6. All I Need (Performed by Kanye West, Mikkey Halsted, Miss Criss) (Prod. by Brian “All Day Miller)
7. Foolish Game (Performed by: Mikkey Halsted) (Prod. by Brian “All Day” Miller)
8. No Luv (Performed by: GLC, Timmy G)
9. Fight With The Best (Performed by: Kanye West, Rhymefest & Mikkey Halsted)
10. 10 In A Benz (Performed by Rhymefest & Kanye West) (Prod. by Andy C)
11. Uh Oh (Performed by: Kanye West, Timmy G, GLC)
12. Mind Yo Business (Performed by GLC, Timmy G, Kanye West)
13. Let Em In (Performed by Kanye West, GLC, Timmy G)

DownloadGo Getters – World Record Holders (Full Album) | Alt. Link

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