Kanye West Officially Releases New Song, G.O.O.D. Music Posse Cut, "Champions"
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:39:12
Kanye West has officially released "Champions," the first single from his upcoming compilation album, Cruel Winter. The G.O.O.D. Music posse cut includes verses from Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Migos' Quavo, Yo Gotti, and Desiigner. Following the preview we heard of "Champions" last week--when it had two working titles (the other, "Round And Round")--Kanye West has officially released the song today. West debuted "Champions" during an interview with Los Angeles DJ Big Boy, on his 92.3 FM show, Neighborhood.
Besides previewing "Champions," West also promised a 12-15 minute version of the track that would feature everyone signed to G.O.O.D. Music, whom West refers to as "the Avengers of Rap". This version of "Champions" clocks in at 5:34, and can be heard on Tidal, Spotify, and Apple Music/iTunes. "Champions" was co-produced by West, Lex Luger, Mike Dean, and A-Trak, Consequence of Sound reports.
Cruel Winter is Kanye West's sequel to 2012's Cruel Summer, his label, G.O.O.D. Music's compilation. There's no word on a release date for Cruel Winter yet, although it's expected to be released later this year.
Kanye West is gearing up to announce a tour behind his latest full-length The Life of Pablo. Back in April, he revealed he's been working on set designs:
I’m so happy that you guys like the music… I’m working on the tour designs now…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 9, 2016
It seems likely that he'll be announcing shows any day now.
Have a look at the new single's "artwork:"
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