Kanye West finally messed around leaked G.O.O.D Music's "Cruel Summer" just before it was set to release on September 18, 2012.
Prior to the leak, Kanye released the summer jam "Mercy" featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T, along with "New God Flow" and "Cold". While "Mercy" is clearly the standout track on the album, fans will not be disappointed with "Cruel Summer", even if it is dropping as Fall approaches.
The album opens with "To the World" featuring R&B heavyweight, R. Kelly. You could not ask for a better start to an album than R. Kelly and Kanye throwing their middle fingers up to the whole world. Aside from the usual G.O.O.D. Music suspects, the album also features appearances from Ghostface Killah, Ma$e, and Marsha Ambrosious. Surprisingly, 'Ye was able to get Ambrosious to sing a hook without doing her trademark yodel and has Teyana Taylor sounding super sexy on "Bliss" with John Legend.
The album also features everybody's favorite hood joint, the remix of Chief Keef's "Don't Like" with Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss. West and crew made us wait all summer, which was cruel considering some of the other stuff we've endured but it was definitely worth it. The production is dope and the overall flow of "Cruel Summer" is flawless.
WRITTEN by: Bobby Bowtie