The Morning (song)

"The Morning" is a song by recording artists Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi and D'banj from the 2012 GOOD Music album Cruel Summer, which features uncredited vocals from Kanye West.[1] The song was produced by West, !llmind, Jeff Bhasker and Travis Scott. A remix was released by 2 Chainz titled "G.O.O.D. Morning".

"The Morning"
Song by Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi and D'banj
from the album Cruel Summer
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2012
Recorded2012
GenreHip hop
Length4:35
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Composition and lyrics

The song contains elements of 1956 recording Get Me to the Church on Time".[1]

Pusha took to the online site Genius to annotate his lines: "Some claim God body, blame Illuminati/All cause his pockets now knotty as his hair, yeah".[2] The inspiration behind the label and its name was explained by West with the lines: "I treat the label like money from my shows/G.O.O.D. would have been God, but I added more O's".[3]

Critical reception

The track was listed as an example on the album by Consequence of Sound of when "the songs become too jammed-up with so many moving parts that it sounds like they're actually immobile", but praise was published for Raekwon's verse.[4] Pitchfork described the verses of Raekwon, Common, Pusha, 2 Chainz and Cyhi as being "hurled at you like a handful of action figures".[5]

Commercial performance

On October 6, 2012, "The Morning" debuted at number 19 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and never charted on it again.[6] However, it did manage to enter the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 49 two weeks later.[7]

Charts

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 19
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 49

2 Chainz remix

On December 4, 2012, 2 Chainz, one of the lead artists on the song, released a remix of "The Morning" titled "G.O.O.D. Morning".[10] The remix was an extended version of the track by Chainz, which didn't make it as a solo cut for the album.[10] A music video was released for the remix, which consists of cameras following Chainz on his travels across the UK.[11]

References

  1. Cruel Summer (PDF digital booklet). GOOD Music. Def Jam Recordings. 2012.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. "Kanye West - The Morning Lyrics". Genius Lyrics. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. Diep, Eric (September 19, 2012). "A Numerical Breakdown Of G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Summer"". Complex. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. Madden, Michael (September 17, 2012). "G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer | Album Reviews". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  5. Greene, Jayson (September 18, 2012). "G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  6. "Raekwon The Morning Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  7. "Raekwon Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  8. "Pusha T Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. "Pusha T Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. Lilah, Rose (December 4, 2012). "2 Chainz "G.O.O.D. Morning " Video". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  11. Ramirez, Erika (December 4, 2012). "2 Chainz Debuts 'G.O.O.D. Morning' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
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