By Amanda Wicks
Kanye West went from 0 to 100 on the rumored Cruel Winter album when he premiered a new single “Round and Round (Champions)” from the project today (June 3). And to prove that the album is going to be an absolute beast, Kanye packed this first song out with major name features.
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“Round and Round (Champions)” includes verses and appearances from Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Desiigner, Yo Gotti and the newly released Gucci Mane, who’s been hard at work in the studio on his own music. Desiigner throws in a few of his trademark AK-47 bursts from “Panda” throughout the track.
On May 31, Big Sean and Fonzworth Bentley Snapchatted a behind the scenes look at Kanye working in the studio. While fans initially thought he was recording music for his new album, tentatively titled Turbo Grafx 16, certain captions make it seem as though the track could be related to the highly anticipated but long rumored Cruel Winter project.
Cruel Winter is the sequel to 2012’s Cruel Summer, GOOD Music’s compilation album on which Kanye was featured extensively. Listen to “Champions” on Radio.com.