Ever since G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer was released last summer, there have been rumors of a seasonal pairing to the album titled Cruel Winter. G.O.O.D. Music artists have mentioned it, there were even teases of an accompanying documentary, but it seems all that was for nothing and Kanye West has moved past the idea. When asked by Vulture about the project, Common stated, "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."
Since Common is so sure that Cruel Winter isn't happening, it would make sense that Kanye is working on something else, right? Fake Shore Drive, a rap blog based in Chicago, hints at this, saying, "All I know is that there’s a gaggle of G.O.O.D. people in Paris right now working on something, and that something is likely Kanye’s album." If this is true, we may even see a new Kanye West solo album later this year.