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Kanye West + G.O.O.D. Music Family to Drop ‘Cruel Summer’ in September

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The G.O.O.D. Music debut ‘Cruel Summer’ has been given a Sept. 4 release date, according to Pitchfork. The album by Kanye West and his musical family had previously been expected to drop in August, although that expectation had been based on a comment from Pusha T and not any official announcement.

Big Sean, Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz and Pusha T are among the G.O.O.D. Music acts appearing on the record, which will also feature guest artists like Frank Ocean, Marsha Ambrosius.

Kanye and company gave fans a taste of what to expect when G.O.O.D. Music opened the 2012 BET Awards with a performance of ‘Mercy.’ ‘Cold,’ which West also performed on BET, and ‘New God Flow’ are among the other tracks that could appear on the album. West also unveiled a 30-minute ‘Cruel Summer’ movie at the Cannes Film Festival in May to help build hype for the project.

While little information is available about ‘Cruel Summer,’ Pusha T gave Billboard some insight into the recording process. “I felt like nothing was forced — things were experimental at times, and I think you’re gonna see that,” he said. “You’re gonna see the experimentation in guys like Common, who is looked at in a certain way. And it was so great to be on a record that may have a bit of a different flow than what you would know Common for… He’s in there like, ‘This sh– is hot, this sh– is good, I’m getting on this!’”

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