For better or worse, it appears Kanye West has scrapped plans to release Cruel Winter. The winter component to last year’s Cruel Summer has been frequently mentioned amongst members of West’s record label G.O.O.D. Music, and there were even rumors of an accompanying film.
However, when recently asked by Vulture for an update on Cruel Winter, G.O.O.D. Music rapper Common said, “I don’t think that’s happening. It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody’s been doing their solo album. So that’s what that is.”
Meanwhile, Chicago rap blog Fake Shore Drive adds to the rumor of a new Kanye solo album, writing, “All I know is that there’s a gaggle of G.O.O.D. people in Paris right now working on something, and that something is likely Kanye’s album.” Maybe he’s just hyped to use Hudson Mowake’s beats.
While we wait for more details, spend some time reading about my recent journey to see Kanye West in Atlantic City.