After Q-Tip initially broke the news about plans for a G.O.O.D. Music “Cruel Winter” album, fellow G.O.O.D. Music stablemate Pusha T recently spoke to Semtex, offering more information regarding the proposed project.
“Cruel Winter, man, I don’t know. I know there are other records. I don’t personally know about Cruel Winter. That’s a Q-Tip/Kanye thing. Q-Tip and Kanye, they have conversations, I’m not made privy to those conversations. I come in, do my verses and I’m out. They have the collective sit-downs, war of the minds shit like that. He asked me to talk on it. I’m not sure. I don’t know. If ‘Ye decides to do something like that, then I’m sure he has material and if he needs more, he knows one phone he can call and we can do that. But I’m not sure.”
Pusha T also spoke about some of the editing done to G.O.O.D. Music’s last collaborative LP, “I know that I myself recorded 20 verses. So that means… I don’t know how many songs are on Cruel Summer now, but just understand… There are so many records you guys haven’t heard yet. I’ve got records where Common – and this is just the energy of the whole thing – me and Sean will be working on a record called ‘Trash Bags’ about some strip club shit, and Common, he’ll come into the session like, ‘That’s hot! I want to get on that!’ Totally not Common’s vein normally, but he was adamant about getting on it. He gets on the track, murks it, doesn’t make Cruel Summer. Just the theme, content, whatever it was.”