After four years of waiting following the first G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, Kanye West is finally ready to release the Cruel Winter follow-up album.
After sending out a tweet letting fans know that he would be debuted a new song on the radio, Kanye West called into Big Boy in the Morning to debut the first song off of “Cruel Winter”, and it’s a massive one for the hip-hop heads.
Kanye still hasn’t confirmed the proper title, but as Big Boy said on-air, it’s got to be either “Champions” or “Round & Round”. It features varied artists, from G.O.O.D. Music’s own Desiigner, Travis Scott and Big Sean, to newly-freed Gucci Mane, honorable G.O.O.D. Music member 2 Chainz,Yo Gotti and Quavo.
When speaking of the record Kanye stated, “I had the basic beat for a year and a half. It sounded right for this project.” It’s definitely got big production, with triumphant synths, hard-hitting bass and moments of static, while Travis provides a hyped-up hook.