After threatening to miss its titular season entirely, the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer has made significant advances this week.
Kanye West’s much-delayed label showcase hits streets next Tuesday, but fans were treated to a hearty sneak peek when iTunes premiered ninety-second snippets of the album’s twelve songs yesterday. And to further fuel excitement, the official tracklist has been made available as well. And it’s quite interesting!
While there was some uncertainty over which songs would end up making the final cut — summer-smoldering single “Mercy” and Jay-Z-featuring “Clique” were givens, but the Kim Kardashian confessional “Cold” was a little more up in the air — it looks like all the tracks West’s been trotting out this summer made it on. Also interesting is the packed guestlist, which brings in cameos from stars orbiting just outside the G.O.O.D. Music universe: R. Kelly kicks things off with a Kanye collab, Wu-Tang Clansman Raekwon shows up on the album’s crowded fifth entry, and “Higher” joins Pusha T with both The-Dream and Ma$e. Ma$e!
Take a look at the list below:
01. Kanye West and R. Kelly: “To the World”
02. Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean: “Clique”
03. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha-T, and 2 Chainz: “Mercy”
04. Kanye West, Pusha-T, and Ghostface Killah: “New God Flow”
05. Raekwon, Pusha-T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, and D’Banj: “The Morning”
06. DJ Khaled: “Cold”
07. The-Dream, Pusha-T, and Ma$e: “Higher”
08. John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce, and Malik Yusef: “Sin City”
09. 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”
Ma$e! So, which guest has you most excited? Do you have a favorite snippet yet? Let’s dish in the comments.