G.O.O.D Music affiliate Travis Scott is not ready to accept the thought of a Cruel Winter album never landing on store shelves and weighed in on its delay
In Scott’s opinion, G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West could drop the new LP at any given moment.
“I’ma come all the way clean man: ‘Ye still go all the way hard about Cruel Winter, so you just never know,” Scott told us of Kanye West’s enthusiasm for G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer follow-up when he walked the red carpet for the 2013 BET Awards on June 30. “He might just drop that sh– out of nowhere, man. But he still go hard. “Scott is aware of all of the conflicting reports, but he says he won’t believe the project is dead unless Kanye himself takes it off the table. “Until I hear ‘Ye be like, ‘It’s not coming out’ then that’s when I can say it’s ‘not coming out’ but he still goin’ ham,” he said with confidence. “Maybe it’s not right now, maybe it’s not next year, but you can expect one for sure.” (MTV)
Recently, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T said 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”)