The first cut from Cruel Winter is officially out for streaming and download after being unveiled last week on Big Boy’s 92.3 show.
“Champions” features G.O.O.D. Music’s superstar roster of Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Desiigner and Quavo Yo Gotti alongside Yeezy himself. And it’s ready for download on iTunes.
The G.O.O.D Music boss recently said in a radio interview that a 12 to 15-minute version of the track featuring every artist on the imprint exists, but it has yet to surface. mixmag.net
So it seems the track will be worked on in a TLOP way. Out, then back in for production, then out again.
The compilation album, Cruel Winter, has been on rumor mills since the release of Cruel Summer in 2012. Cruel Summer was released September 14, 2012. Though it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, it received generally lukewarm reviews.
With “Champions” out we are sure to expect more from Cruel Winter real soon – and the full record probably before the year ends.