Everybody who’s a Kanye West stan, G.O.O.D Music fan, or just a hip-hop enthusiast, has

probably heard the highly anticipated Cruel Summer album by now.


Not only did it come out September 14th in New Zealand, Ireland, Scandinavia and today in the

U.K., but the album leak also hit the net a couple of days prior.

The project features Ye’s fam (Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Common,

Cyhi The Prince, D’banj, John Legend, Teyana Taylor and Malik Yusef) who happen to

be amazing artists respectively, and features from big brother Jay-Z to Marsha Ambrosius.

After giving your eardrums a workout, you may find yourself saying “Mercy” and truly

understanding why Kanye once said his “music is perfect!”

But is it erroneous to say the G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer album is the best music group

compilation album ever made? Or is the best music group compilation something that remains

to be seen?

GlobalGrind decided to compile a list ranking some dope music group compilations that were

something to listen to – from the very best, to ehh, that was OK.

Check out the list below, and let us know what you think.

And in case, you don’t know, Cruel Summer officially drops tomorrow in the U.S.

1. Roca-A-Fella Records: The Roc Files Vol 1. (2003)

Standout tracks: Beanie Siegel “The Truth,” Beanie Sigel & Freeway “Roc The Mic” and Jay-Z

Feat. BabyFace & Foxy Brown “(Always Be My) Sunshine”

2. P.Diddy & The Bad Boy Family (2001)

Standout tracks: Diddy, Black Rob & Mark Curry “Bad Boy For Life,” Diddy, G-Dep & Black Rob

“Let’s Get It” and Diddy “Diddy”

3. Cruel Summer (2012)

Standout tracks: Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz “Mercy,” Kanye West, Pusha T &

Ghostface Killah “New God Flow” and Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss

“I Don’t Like Remix”

4. We Are Young Money (2009)

Standout tracks: Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine “Every Girl,”

Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga & Jae Millz featuring Lloyd “BedRock”

and Nicki Minaj, Tyga & Lil Wayne “Roger That”

5. Maybach Music Group Self Made Vol. 1 (2011)

Standout tracks: Rick Ross & Meek Mill “Tupac Back” and Rick Ross & Meek Mill “I’m A Boss”

and Rick Ross, Wale & Jadakiss “600 Benz”

6. Maybach Music Group Self Made Vol. 2 (2012)

Standout tracks: Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale featuring T-Pain “Bag of Money,” Rick Ross &

Meek Mill “Black Magic,” and Wale, Meek Mill featuring French Montana “Actin’ Up”

7. Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (2006)

Standout tracks: Eminem, 50 Cent, Cashis, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo “You Don’t Know,”

Eminem & 50 Cent “Jimmy Crack Corn” 50 Cent “Ski Mask Way Remix”

8. Ruff Ryders Ryde or Die Vol. 1 (1999)

Standout tracks: Jay-Z “Jigga My Nigga,”  Jadakiss “Kiss of Death” and Sheek Louch, Jadakiss,

Styles P, Eve, Drag-On and DMX “Ryde or Die”

9. Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. (2002)

Standout tracks: Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore “Down 4 U” and Jennifer Lopez

featuring Ja Rule & Cadillac Tah “Ain’t It Funny”

10. Terror Squad: The Album (1999)

Standout tracks: Big Pun “Whatcha Gon Do?” and Fat Joe, Armageddon, Cuban Link & Tony

Sunshine “Tell Me What U Want”




via: GG