Common talks working with Kanye West on G.O.O.D. Music’s ‘Cruel Summer’ album [Video]

With the G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Summer, now readying for a September 4th release, crew member Common stopped by Sway Calloway‘s Shade 45 radio show to discuss the forthcoming record. As the veteran Chicago rapper explains, it sounds like label boss Kanye West encouraged all his recruits to record their verses, but he will solely orchestrate the project and assemble the features on the tracks.

“For me, I was going in and ‘Ye and everybody was like, write to the songs and whichever verses are right, the people keep. I don’t know how many songs I ended up on, but I’ve heard songs that are just banging,” he said.

Com also gave a little hint at the musical direction of Cruel Summer, stating that the album will cater to both “hood” and “artistic, out-there” tastes.

“It’s a variety because you’ve got Big Sean, you’ve got myself, you’ve got 2 Chainz, you’ve got Pusha T, you’ve got ‘Ye, you’ve got Kid Cudi, so it’s like this album has some music where there’s some hood and then you got some artistic, out-there music. It’s dope, I’m excited. I haven’t heard the finished product, to be honest.”

“I think one thing ‘Ye is a master at is bringing different people together,” he added.

You can watch the full interview below.