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Kanye West’s Much Anticipated G.O.O.D. Music Compilation, ‘Cruel Summer’ Drops 9/18

After much delay, rumors proved true and false, and some uncertain info, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, is fully confirmed and will be out this Tuesday (9/18). Many of its tracks — “Clique,” “Mercy,” “New God Flow,” “Cold” (previously titled “Theraflu”), and his guest-filled remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” — have been floating around the internet for some time now. You can stream all of those and snippets of every album track below.

Though Kanye only actually raps on about half the album, his presence is felt throughout and Cruel Summer succeeds at playing from start to finish with an album flow, despite it technically being a compilation. It opens as huge as you expect any Kanye related release to open, addressing the album not just to his fans, friends or family, but of course, “To The World.” The track brings together beat master Hudson Mohawke (who’s been having a great year as one half of TNGHT) with R. Kelly and Ye. It immediately follows with the album’s strongest track, “Clique,” which features one of the best Jay-Z verses in recent years and a towering beat from Hit-Boy, who is also behind Cruel Summer tracks “Cold,” “Higher,” and of course you may know him as the guy behind “Niggas In Paris.”

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Track list:

Cruel Summer Tracklist:
1 Kanye West and R. Kelly: “To the World”
2 Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean: “Clique”
3 Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha-T and 2 Chainz: “Mercy”
4 Kanye West, Pusha-T and Ghostface Killah: “New God Flow”
5 Raekwon, Pusha-T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, D’Banj: “The Morning”
6 DJ Khaled: “Cold”
7 The-Dream, Pusha-T and Ma$e: “Higher”
8 John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce and Malik Yusef: “Sin City”
9 Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius: “The One”
10 Kid Cudi: “Creepers”
11 John Legend and Teyana Taylor: “Bliss”
12 Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha-T, Big Sean and Jadakiss: “Don’t Like”

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