Kanye West Announces 'Cruel Winter' Album, Debuts Track With Recently-Freed Gucci Mane

"I'm about to hit the Ye button."

By Eric Shorey

Cruel Summer was one of the most notorious rap collaborations of the past decade, producing eternally bumpin' singles like "Mercy" and "Clique." Now, four years later, Kanye West has announced a follow up to the compilation by G.O.O.D. Music to be titled Cruel Winter.

Kanye West made the announcement himself this morning on Big Boy's 92.3 radio show. According to FACT, snippets of some new tracks with Big Sean had been dropped via Snapchat earlier in the week, with an official announcement coming from Ye's twitter today:

Yeezy paired the announcement with the debut of a new track simply called "Untitled." Featuring a long list of collaborators (Travis Scott, Big Sean, Quavo, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and recently-freed Gucci Mane) the new track is quickly going viral with ripped radio versions being passed around on streaming sites like Soundcloud.

Gucci makes a strong lyrical statement in his verse: "Now that Gucci home, it’s over for you Gucci clones,” he spits meanly on the new song. Meanwhile, Kanye's references to a "Ye Button" are sure to create a plethora of memes in the days to come -- this is the Internet, after all.

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