Cruel Winter Is Not Happening, Folks, And We’re Quite Ok With That

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We’re not over how disappointing Cruel Summer was. Imagine our relief when Common squashed all the rumors of a G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Winter album in the works. In theory a collective project of G.O.O.D. Music’s finest–Big Sean, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor and 2 Chainz–sounded marvelous. And it bares mentioning Kanye West has yet to create a less than stellar album in the nine years since his first debut. Unfortunately Cruel Summer was mostly forgettable. You played it over and over hoping it’d get better. It never did.

Vulture spoke with Common about his upcoming film Luv. Common is one of many on the G.O.O.D. Music roster so he’d have the insider scoop on what’s up with Cruel Winter, right? What we were never really excited about anyway was never really a thing. “Oh, yeah, nah, nah. I don’t think that’s happening,” he told Vulture. “It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody’s been doing their solo album. So that’s what that is.” Excuse us while we do a little praise dance. Bring on the solo records, but we’ll pass on the collaborative efforts. Now, the tea on Mr. West’s next album, that’s what we really need.

Common on His Indie Drama LUV and Feeling All the Feelings [Vulture]

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