.

Common: 'Cruel Winter' Album Was Just a Rumor

Rapper quashes talk of sequel to 'Cruel Summer' compilation

Common
Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic
January 22, 2013 10:40 AM ET

Don't hold you breath for a sequel to Cruel Summer: talk that Kanye West would follow his first G.O.O.D. Music compilation with the seasonally appropriate Cruel Winter was just a rumor, Common told New York magazine in a recent interview

"I don't think that's happening," the rapper and actor said. "It was more of a rumor – cats been creating, but everybody's been doing their solo album. So that's what that is."

50 Best Songs of 2012: Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, 'Mercy'

Rumors of the potential project have been swirling for a bit, with both Big Sean and John Legend saying that they'd recorded tracks for the sequel. In a chat with Rolling Stone, Legend said of Cruel Winter: "I have a couple of songs at least on there, and you know . . . we'll see what makes the final cut for that as well, but I'm definitely involved. I wrote a few hooks for it." 

West and company released Cruel Summer last year after months of speculation and changing release dates, not to mention West's new film, also titled Cruel Summer, which was projected on seven-screens and debuted at Cannes.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com