Kanye’s (@kanyewest) Preview To “Cruel Summer” in NYC!!
Kanye West hasn’t held any official listening sessions for his crew’s upcoming compilation Cruel Summer, but the G.O.O.D. Music honcho did treat some New Yorkers to some new joints over the weekend.
According to the NY Daily News, Yeezy took to NYC club PH-D Rooftop Lounge and, before long, took his talents to the DJ booth. A source told the tabloid that he played some joints that had “a similar production style [to the one] he used on his wildly successful album with Jay-Z last summer, Watch the Throne.” Could they be off Cruel Summer?
“[He raps] verses about his search for the perfect woman and how he has now found the ‘perfect bitch,’” the report continues, adding that both current flame Kim Kardashian and former girlfriend Amber Rose are referenced. “The crowd was on their feet.”
Singer Maxwell and actor Leonardo DiCaprio shared a table with ‘Ye when he finished his set.
Although it was initially slated for an August 7 release, G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer is now set to hit stores early next month, on September 4. Last week, Kanye revealed the cover for the highly anticipated album. Currently, the project’s lead single, “Mercy,” featuring West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz, is sitting at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. —Adam Fleischer