Kanye West's "Champions," featuring Big Sean, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and a whole host of others will be available on iTunes tonight.
At the beginning of this month, Kanye, as he has done many times this year, decided to let pandemonium strike once again. This time, he did it with the release of a collaboration featuring seven of his most talented friends, who were apparently all caught in his studio upon one particularly fortuitous day. At the time of the song's radio premiere, Kanye hadn't decided upon a title but Big Boy liked the idea of "Champions," which is mostly how the track has been referred to since. Before it dropped, Kanye announced that the song will be the first official single off Cruel Winter, which will be the sequel album to GOOD Music's Cruel Summer compilation, released in September 2012.
Everyone's heard the song by now, but Kanye is finally ready to give his latest super-collab an official release, and he's stuck with "Champions" as the official title. The song is already available in the Australian iTunes store, and it's set to hit the US store tonight at midnight. The album cover shows "no artwork" -- as in those words next to the number 3.
"Champions" features Big Sean, Travis Scott, Desiigner, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Quavo, a Gucci-donning Yeezy, and a Yeezy-donning Gucci. The song is produced by Lex Luger, A-Trak, Mike Dean, and Ye himself, along with co-production from Derek Watkins and additional production from Charlie Heat and Noah Goldstein. Question: Is it possible for there to be too much talent on one track?
We've got a good summer ahead, but who's ready for Cruel Winter?