Kanye West to Drop Solo Album Shortly After G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer Release

Can a Cruel Summer turn into even a meaner fall for Kanye West?

It’s certainly possible, as No I.D. recently spilled the beans that after Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music family drops their highly-anticipated compilation album, Cruel Summer, on August 7 that Yeezy will be delivering his sixth solo LP shortly thereafter.

“He’s coming right after that,” the Chicago producer and Def Jam VP told MTV News recently. “It’s what you expect and everything you don’t expect.”

Momentum definitely seems to be on Kanye’s side, as everything he has released in the past few months has been received extremely well by rap fans.

From “Way Too Cold” to his remix of fellow Chi-town rapper Chief Keef’s hit single, “I Don’t Like,” to G.O.O.D. Music’s smash single, “Mercy,” Kanye has shown the midas touch release after release. The latter record just went platinum Thursday (July 5). Yeezy also assisted Pusha T on the impressive cut, “New God Flow.”

Kanye’s catalog has been pretty impeccable, beginning with his certified classic debut album, The College Dropout in 2004.

The Louis Vuitton Don followed that with Late Registration in 2005 and came back with Graduation, which outsold 50 Cent’s Curtis album that was released on the same September 11, 2007 day.

He took a slightly different route with the Autotune-infused, 808s & Heartbreak LP in November 2008, before offering up his fifth solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy two years later, almost identical to the date of 808s.

Kanye then kept last summer hot with big brother Jay-Z on their Watch the Throne album.—Jakinder Singh