Rumor had it that G.O.O.D. Music was prepping a follow-up to its Cruel Summer compilation set, but here's the cold truth: a Cruel Winter album probably isn't happening. Malik Yusef, who was featured on Cruel Summer, explained the situation to The Huffington Post.
"Cruel Winter," he says, simply refers to "a DONDA movement of art, including music and fashion." In case you don't remember, DONDA is the design company that Kanye West referred to during his infamous Twitter rant back in early 2012.
It's possible that the art and music part of the movement includes Common's new movie LUV, and perhaps various other music projects from Pusha T, Big Sean and the rest of the crew. That theory jibes with what Common recently told Vibe about the possibility of a Cruel Winter album. He told the magazine that releasing another compilation would be "nice," but he added that G.O.O.D.'s artists were working on solo material.
In Malik's explanation to The Huffington Post, he says, "'Cruel Winter' is this frantic pace of getting our collective powers moving." He adds that, "It's a spiritual thing."
Rumors continue that Kanye is working on a follow-up to his last solo album, 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
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