Fans hoping to get their hands on G.O.O.D Music’s delayed Cruel Winter compilation album will have to settle for solo efforts as the project has been shelved indefinitely.
According to G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T, there are too many individual albums from the camp to make Cruel Winter a realistic release.
“Nah man, we’re not doing the Cruel Winter album or the Cruel Summer sequel,” Pusha revealed in an interview. “There’s too many projects going on. Like I said, you got the Yeezus album, you got Hall of Fame from Big Sean, you got my album, My Name Is My Name, you got 2 Chainz project, like, once we get all that situated, then I’m sure [it might happen]. I mean, you even got Common coming. At this time, right now, we’re not working on no compilations, man.” (Power 88)
A couple weeks ago, G.O.O.D Music’s CyHi The Prynce said the music industry’s business side has kept the project from coming out.
“Ah, Cruel Winter. Well, you know, we’re in negotiations with Def Jam. You know, sometimes they’re extra slow. We’re looking to put it out this year and my next mixtape, I’m trying to do it in the next month or two.” (Blogionista TV)
Back in February, G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean promised the compilation would eventually drop.
“Yeah, I hear it’s coming,” Sean said in an interview with radio host Jenny Boom Boom when asked about the LP possibly being delayed indefinitely. “I don’t want to spill the beans. I’m pretty sure, I’m pretty sure you’re gonna get it soon, sooner than you think. You know, who knows? It’s gonna be an awesome project and like I said, you’re gonna get my project, you’re gonna get Pusha T‘s album later on this year, Teyana Taylor‘s album, Common.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)
Pusha T recently spoke on label head Kanye West‘s timing issues delaying the album’s release indefinitely.
“I can tell you right now, I probably have 15 verses that are just over beats, that are lying around wherever ‘Ye and his hard drive is right now,” he said. “And I’m sure Cyhi, Sean, Cudi, Tip, everybody has other production or verses on these records as well.” It’s no secret that Kanye is very guarded about his studio work and it is with reason, Push says. “I think ‘Ye really tries to keep the brand, keep it up to a certain standard and piecing together a record like that, it’s just not gonna work,” he said. (MTV)