With rumors floating around about a new G.O.O.D. Music album called Cruel Winter, Common was asked in a recent interview if that was actually happening. In response, he dispelled any such thing, saying that artists who commented on the project were simply working with Kanye on their respective solo projects. Here is exactly what he had to say:
“Oh, yeah, nah, nah. I don’t think that’s happening. It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody’s been doing their solo album. So that’s what that is.”
Here is the thing, Common’s last studio album wasn’t even released on G.O.O.D. Music, which has us thinking the affiliation isn’t quite as strong as it once was. That also has us thinking that Q-Tip and Big Sean are much more reliable sources on the matter.
With that said, Common does indeed plan on dropping a new album, EP, and mixtape later this year. Let us know if you think Cruel Winter is going to happen, or if Common is right about the whole thing. [via] [Editor’s note: We removed a link to a fake Cruel Winter trailer]