As Def Sounds previously reported, while on the red carpet at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, Q-Tip hinted on the possibility of a Cruel Winter album. Now the A Tribe Called Quest front-man has confirmed that Cruel Winter is a go.

In a recent interview with HipHopSince1987, Q-Tip doesn’t exactly come out and confirm a Cruel Winter album, but what he does say is close enough to a confirmation, as he states that he will make an appearance on the album.

When asked if he will make an appearance on the Cruel Winter album, since he was M.I.A. on Cruel Summer, Q-Tip states:

Oh yeah, for sure.

He adds that Kanye had the plans for a Cruel Winter the whole time:

I can’t really let out too much details about it, but I’ll be on it. Kanye had the plans all the while for that, so Cruel Winter, I’m definitely going to be on that.

Watch Q-Tip’s interview with HipHopSince1987, where he also speaks about his upcoming solo album, The Last Zulu, A Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life and more, below (head to the 2:00 mark to hear Tip speak on Cruel Winter):