Kanye West has revealed the cover art for his upcoming collaborative record "Cruel Summer" via Twitter. "Cruel Summer" is designed as a collaboration between the rappers on West's label GOOD Music, including 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Q-Tip. The release date is set for Sept. 4, according to West's tweets.
West tweeted the image with the simple caption "CRUEL SUMMER." He then followed up his original tweet with an announcement of the record's release date and a photo of the packaging from a different angle. According to West, "Cruel Summer" comes out "SEPTEMBER 4TH."
The album's cover art is reminiscent of the ornate designs on the cover for "Watch the Throne." The art features a white bas relief image of a nude woman with ornate decorations surrounding her.
West has already released a pair of singles from the upcoming album. He premiered "Mercy" at the 2012 BET Awards with the GOOD Music team of Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz backing him. "Mercy" also premiered with a 30-minute short film promoting the album's release. West has also released "New God Flow."
West's latest solo single, "Way Too Cold" (previously "Theraflu"), which details his relationship with Kim Kardashian, will not make an appearance on "Cruel Summer."
West's label GOOD Music was founded in 2004 and has released albums by John Legend, Kid Cudi, Common and more. Recently, the label signed 2 Chainz, Teyana Taylor and Hit-Boy to work on "Cruel Summer."
The label is currently working on new records from John Legend and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def). GOOD Music has not released any of West's solo records.
On an unrelated note, somebody please send tech support to West's house. His caps lock key is clearly broken.
Watch the video for "Mercy" below.