News: Kanye West Ends "Summer" Cruelly W/ Ma$e, Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss & Ghostface Killah
Saturday, Sep 1, 2012 8:00AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has reportedly called on hip-hop heavyweights like Ma$e, Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Ghostface Killah and more for his long-awaited Cruel Summer compilation album.
According to reports, the album's alleged tracklisting leaked online Friday (August 31) night.
(Potential) G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer Tracklist: 1. To The World (Feat. Kanye West & R. Kelly) 2. Clique (Feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean) 3. Mercy (Feat. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz) 4. New God Flow (Feat. Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah) 5. The Morning (Feat. Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi The Prynce, Kid Cudi & D'Banj) 6. Cold (Feat. Kanye West & DJ Khaled) 7. Higher (Feat. The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e) 8. Sin City (Feat. John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi The Prynce & Malik Yusef) 9. The One (Feat. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius) 10. Creepers (Feat. Kid Cudi) 11. Bliss (Feat. John Legend & Teyana Taylor) 12. I Don't Like (Feat. Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss) (Prefix Mag)
Recently, G.O.O.D. Music's Hit-Boy said the LP got delayed due to some last-minute changes.
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 up Cruel 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)
G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Malik Yusef broke the news of the delayed release last month.
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 in early August.
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)