ESPN Music: Cruel Summer
September, 18, 2012
By Playbook Sounds | ESPN.com
Daniel Boczarski/VEVO/Getty ImagesKanye and G.O.O.D. Music pepper their new album with lyrical references to pro athletes.The biggest (end of) summer album of the year comes out today — "Cruel Summer," from Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew. With a lineup that hails from sports hubs like Chicago, Detroit and New York — and includes at least one legitimate baller — it's no surprise to hear plenty of lyrics referring to pro athletes throughout the album.
Sure, they're outnumbered by designer names — but we're not counting those, dummy. (And we didn't even include the Ric Flair reference, either.) In any event, as you enjoy your "Cruel Summer," take a breeze through all of the sports-related lyrical references on the album ...