Chief Keef featuring Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean, "I Don't Like (Remix)"
Previous G.O.O.D. Friday one-offs: "Lord Lord Lord," "G.O.O.D Friday" and "Don't Look Down"
5.) Kim Kardashian was a source of inspiration: When Yeezy previewed a few Cruel Summer tracks at a recent party in NYC, he accidentally sent my invitation to Leonardo DiCaprio. So I wasn't there, but attendees reported that one of the tracks, which sampled Carl Orff’s 1937 composition "Carmina Burana," contained the repetitive chorus "my perfect b*tch." After much internet speculation, West confirmed via Twitter that the track is about his current girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.
6.) It's an accompaniment to West's film of the same name: Not much is known about the Cruel Summer seven-screen film Kanye debuted at Cannes earlier this year, but reports are claiming the album is the inspiration behind the film.
7.) It was recorded entirely in hotel rooms: To keep leaks from hitting the internet, Kanye demanded Cruel Summer be recorded in various hotel rooms. Also, no files were emailed to anyone—as Pusha T recently told Rolling Stone, his manager had to fly to Yeezy to pick up a beat. (Is he hiring?)
8.) Only Kanye West knows what the final product sounds like: "It wouldn't be right if the element of surprise wasn't there for everybody involved except Kanye," Pusha T told Rolling Stone. "That's his magic, man."
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