New Kanye & short film
2012-05-26 by Jacob R. STAFF | 35 Comments

Kanye West has always been identified by his sense of the grandiose, and the latest news surrounding him is no different.

On the 23rd, West premiered his short film titled Cruel Summer at the Cannes Film Festival. The film features Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Aziz Ansari, and Kanye himself, among other widely esteemed actors and musicians. It's essentially an "extended music video", comparable to his 'Runaway' short film. After the short film was premiered, West revealed during his speech that "I'm not the best director in the world or anything like that, but I had an idea. ... I could dream of, one day, this being the way that people watch
movies, in this form where it surrounds you and people want to go back and see it more and more because they missed something else to the left and missed something else to the right, and it felt more like the experience of life."

The short film also features a lot of new music that's supposedly going to be released sometime this year as its own album, also titled Cruel Summer. The music of Cruel Summer was described by those in attendance as bolstering "big complex production, huge beats."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-debuts-short-film-cruel-summer-at-cannes-20120524#ixzz1vzLmluhz

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reynolds666
May 26th 2012

44 Comments


I really hate this guy

WhiteNoise
May 26th 2012

3106 Comments


hahaha brilliant!


Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2012

10067 Comments


Andcas pulled the p-word, aw lawd!

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Kris.
May 26th 2012

12306 Comments


if cruel summer actually gets released this year will prolly be aoty

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2012

10067 Comments


According to this site, at least. :]

Nah it does sound pretty awesome. I just hope he doesn't revisit what he did with Niggas in Paris

paxman
May 26th 2012

4084 Comments


Oh man

auberginedreams
May 26th 2012

6030 Comments


sounds cool.

Captain North
May 27th 2012

6784 Comments


I like that he was actually humble and passionate, not a trait you see much from him

Storm In A Teacup
May 27th 2012

12703 Comments


Yes! More pretentious less Jay-Z!

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 27th 2012

16135 Comments


if cruel summer actually gets released this year will prolly be aoty [2]

VanitySeason
May 27th 2012

396 Comments


good music will be good

chambered49
May 27th 2012

1727 Comments


i honestly cant stress enough how fucking good this album will be

treeqt.
May 27th 2012

9704 Comments


I like the pretentious kanye a lot actually.

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WhiteTieBlackJacket
May 27th 2012

792 Comments


I fucking hate Kanye West. I know his music is good. I really do. But I can't consolidate my hatred for him with his talent and, therefore, I can't listen to his music. I just wish he would shut the fuck up and make music and leave well enough alone.

KeithStone582
May 27th 2012

1480 Comments


except axl rose sucks.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 27th 2012

50096 Comments


His last film was terrible

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Inveigh
May 27th 2012

24944 Comments


oh man that album is gonna rule

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 27th 2012

10067 Comments


"I fucking hate Kanye West. I know his music is good. I really do. But I can't consolidate my hatred for him with his talent and, therefore, I can't listen to his music. I just wish he would shut the fuck up and make music and leave well enough alone."

Sucks for you, man!

iglu
May 27th 2012

115 Comments


cruel summer huh?....I like it.
I don´t get all the hate, if people would just ignore all the stupid things he says and focus on the music

captaincrunch11
May 27th 2012

1198 Comments


Do want

RosaParks
May 27th 2012

14837 Comments


will rule
stoked

peaks40
May 27th 2012

2756 Comments


will rule (2)

BigPleb
May 27th 2012

36001 Comments


Awful.

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Alxander19
May 27th 2012

123 Comments


fucking yesssssssssssssssss

JeetJeet
May 27th 2012

720 Comments


Kanye is overrated as fuck.

ConcubinaryCode
May 27th 2012

2066 Comments


It's a cruel, cruel summer
Now you're leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel, cruel summer

BootySweat
May 27th 2012

32 Comments


Gonna be dope

Tijnmans
May 28th 2012

354 Comments


He's just screaming for hipster to love him!

grizzlybeard
May 28th 2012

55 Comments


"I don´t get all the hate, if people would just ignore all the stupid things he says and focus on the music"

lol you can't just ignore things people say, it's what makes them who they are. The stupid things he say are what make people hate him. That would be like saying Hitler was a pretty cool guy, you just have to ignore everything he says about wiping out the jewish race..

i mean his art was pretty good too.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2012

10067 Comments


"lol you can't just ignore things people say, it's what makes them who they are. The stupid things he say are what make people hate him. That would be like saying Hitler was a pretty cool guy, you just have to ignore everything he says about wiping out the jewish race.."

I don't think the type of person someone is has anything to do with the quality of their work - there have been many dicks in the world of music that are chiefly recognized for their talents behind the microphone. There's a very big difference between realizing that someone's an asshole, and disregarding their work because of it.

Hell, everybody knows Kanye's an asshole. That shouldn't have an impact on the way we perceive his music, though - in many ways, it makes his music MORE powerful because he acknowledges his egotism through it, like in 'Runaway'. He's a complex guy, and the songs serve as his dissection of sorts.

/endragingfanboyrant

Plus, sure, Hitler talked about killing people, but he also killed them. That's just a way, way different example, man.

Captain North
May 28th 2012

6784 Comments


Eh, Kanye's MUSIC is great and able to remove from his assholishness but most of his lyrics, besides being generally crap, fully embody that dick.

cirq
May 28th 2012

9263 Comments


Yeezy > you


just sayin

Dunpeal
May 28th 2012

3656 Comments


yeah man I dig Kanye's music. I don't care if he's an egotistical asshole. it's not like the guy came to my house and took a fat steaming shit on my couch :/

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sublimefan1991
May 29th 2012

754 Comments


as much as i liked wtt, i want kanye to get the fuck back in the studio and make his own SOLO (not g.o.o.d. music, not w/ jay) follow-up to mbdtf. and i want him to produce (or at least be the main producer and have a co-producer or two) for the vast majority of the songs. i want more straight up kanye, not kanye produced by randoms or kanye rapping for one verse a song.

MadMikeLove
September 23rd 2012

652 Comments


I didn't like runaway at all, but I thought it was a neato idea. Good for kanye.

His music is great, and he is a total douchetard. I can still listen to his music and talk shit about him because I have a legitimate reason.



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