News: Hit-Boy Addresses Kanye West's "Cruel Summer" Delays [Video]

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 5:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G.O.O.D. Music's Hit-Boy has cleared the air on recent rumors claiming his star-studded team's Cruel Summer album will miss its early September release date.

According to Hit-Boy, the LP is still getting worked on and will be completed in Hawaii.

In a recent interview with VIBE.com, G.O.O.D. Music producer Hit-Boy confirmed that he was heading out to Hawaii to finish the project with the team. "We're going to be out there for a little bit just helping Kanye finish upCruel Summer and helping Kanye do his new ideas for his new stuff," Hit-Boy tells VIBE. "Just fine tuning. Everybody's adding their last little input. And verses here and there. It's going to be crazy I can tell you that." Kanye has been known to be the most creative while locking in his whole team on the tropical island. But for Hit, the experience will be a brand new one. "I've never been [to Hawaii]. I started messing with [Kanye] after that process," Hit-Boy says. [But] with 'Ye it's always a movie." (VIBE)

In 2010, Ye's "Power" producer Symbolyc One talked to SOHH about his daily routine around Ye during My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's Hawaii recording process.

"I ate breakfast with him every morning, played basketball with him everyday and would be in the studio with him all night. It was more than just the music. We really got to connect on all those types of levels. It was incredible. Kanye can actually hoop. He actually has game. He can handle the rock, he can shoot, he can really hoop. It kinda caught me by surprise, he gets down." (SOHH Guest Star)

G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Malik Yusef broke the news of the delayed release last week.

The disc, originally due out in early August and then pushed to September 4, is now apparently slated to drop on September 18, according to G.O.O.D. extended family member Malik Yusef, who broke the news with a tweet on Friday. "Yeah, it looks like a push back on #cruelsummer but our wish has 4 additional features has MOSt DEFinitely been granted," he wrote (Rapfix)

Initial plans were to have the LP hit store shelves earlier this month.

The album was originally set for an August 7 release, but was delayed until September 4th. Now it seems the project has suffered an additional 2 week delay in order to include 4 additional features, with one of them being Mos Def, and will be released on September 18th. (Under The Gun Review)

Check out Hit-Boy's interview below:

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