MTV caught up with Q-Tip at last night’s BET Hip-Hop Awards and asked him about his absence on Cruel Summer. Before giving his answer, the former Tribe Called Quest front man called Pusha-T over and together they sort of let the cat out of the bag. “If there’s a Cruel Summer then there’s got to be a Cruel Winter right?,” Q-Tip replied. “That’s all I’m saying.”
Could this explain the short tracklist on Cruel Summer?
The G.O.O.D. clique recently held an in-store album signing at the Best Buy in NYC’s Union Square. HHS 1987 attended the event and captured footage of Common, Pusha-T, Big Sean, Cyhi, Teyana Taylor, and 2 Chainz signing people’s posters and copies of Cruel Summer.
The album which hit store shelves on Tuesday is expected to debut at #2 on this week’s charts.
Cruel Summer might not take the top spot this week as they face stiff competition from Pink’s The Truth About Love. According to HDD, she’s expected to top the chart with sales between 200,000 and 225,000.
As for Kanye’s much talked about Cruel Summer, it is expected to sell between 170,000 and 190,000 in its first week. The G.O.O.D. crew is approximately 30,000 units behind Pink. It’s going to be a close finish.
Kanye does his part to promote the album by releasing this video Cruel Summer. Available to purchase now on iTunes.
G.O.O.D. Music comprised of Big Sean, Pusha T, Common, Teyana Taylor and CyHi The Prynce appear on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club to promote Cruel Summer.
Pusha T speaks on his current situation with Lil Wayne, Common being the veteran of the group, Kanye West plus more.
Check out the interview after the jump.
G.O.O.D Music comprised of Big Sean, CyHi the Prynce, Common and Pusha T stopped by Hot 97 to freestyle on the Funk Flex show a day before the release of their album Cruel Summer. Available to order on iTunes.
Listen below and let me know what you think. Who had the best verse?
New TV commercial for G.O.O.D Music’s upcoming collabo album Cruel Summer. Dropping everywhere on September 18th. Available to purchase on iTunes.
Amazon UK have now confirmed the official tracklist for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music collaboration album “Cruel Summer”.
Check out the G.O.O.D Music Cruel Summer Tracklist after the jump.
The artwork for G.O.O.D Music’s third single off their album Cruel Summer has been released. The track titled Clique features Jay-Z, Kanye West and Big Sean and was porduced by Hitboy.
Cruel Summer drops on September 18th and is shaping up to be a monster.