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Updates are ordered chronologically and sources/tweets are the the bottom of the OP


Teyana Taylor:



Pusha T:

Kanye West & Cudi:

Kanye West:

Kanye, Big Sean, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Mr. Hudson, D'banj, Cyhi the Prynce, 2 Chainz & Hit-Boy:

Hit-Boy & Pusha T

Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Cyhi with the Prince of Qatar

Set Photos and Random Info:

Filming is finished shooting at Education City

Big Sean:
He is done shooting his part it seems, the "secret mission" is the film.

Since the film is debuting at the end of May, June could be release date for the album, as dp did say the film is coming first. dp is also legit. He's friends with Pusha and Cudi; runs Pusha's site, datnewcudi and Frank Ocean's site

dp16 said:
okstatetw said:
For the GOOD album or the film?
dp16 said:
Film first

This is the talent agency that they have been using. This comes from a news site based in Doha, Qatar (where Cruel Summer was filmed)

A local that spotted info below

This is info from an extra from a Doha news site. Link at bottom of OP

American rappers and songwriters Kanye West and Kid Cudi shot a music video in Qatar last night, witnesses, including a student who was an extra in the production, are saying.

"The whole thing was pretty top-secret," the student, who asked to remain anonymous because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, said.

Production on the film started around 8pm and ran until 6am, the student said. During his four hours on the set, he said he donned a black suit and mingled with West, Cudi and several extras from a local modeling agency.

^^This is the talent agency is the one in the above Facebook post.^^​


The film is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The festival starts May 16th and ends May 27th.

"He's going all out," says the source, who adds that West intends to "make a spectacle" for the jaded international crowd.



New info from the Hollywood Reporter. Source is under Assorted Articles below

"It's going to be approximately 30 minutes long, in between a long form music video and short film," a source told The Hollywood Reporter. It's supposed to showcase the beauty of the region, a piece that's culturally sensitive and embraces the customs and traditions of the region."​

Update XII

Looks like it's a love story and has Mr. Hudson in it as well. Source is under Assorted Articles below

"The hip-hop star had his protege Big Sean travel all the way from Australia and singer Mr Hudson take a plane from London to shoot brief scenes in the desert.

... The movie, which is based around Romeo And Juliet..."

Update XIII
Theophilus London confirms film debut at Cannes

Somebody was able to snag a screen shot of his tweet before it was taken down

He will also be in attendance

Update XIV
Big Sean talks GOOD Music Film at 6:50

Update XV
Film to be named Cruel Summer and to be viewed via the DONDA 7 screen viewing experience. It is also to be inspired by the GOOD Music Album, exactly like I expected :datass:

The 7 screen experience has been in development at DONDA since January

Update XVI

The film will star Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi) Aziz Ansari, Sarah A, Ali Sulimun, Celine Achrafie and Razane Jammal. Kanye will not act in the film, but he has written and directed the film, along with being a producer.
Click on the actor's picture to be taken to their IMDB page to see their filmography

Razane Jammal

Sarah A.

Ali Suliman

Aziz Ansari

Scott Mescudi

There no pictures of Celine Achrafie, so I assume she is a local small scale actor with a small resume.

Update XVII
This is an official invite to the premiere.
The style of the invite is also in similar style of the GOOD Fridays II covers. This photo comes from Theophilus London's Instagram page.

This is a picture from earlier in the day of the crew setting up the 7 screens.

This is the finished set-up

Sound check with Mercy

Big Sean talks Cruel Summer and confirms that he is in the film.

"I can't wait to see it. I can't wait to see the story... how it all came out.

I was there while they were filming it though, and I'm a part of the movie
, just a little here, a little there. But I'm excited to see it.

Shout-out to Kanye too for just being that guy to get into other fields and just do great. From his movie he did, 'Runaway,' to this, to movies he's gonna do and just being that person that showed me it's possible," Sean said with much admiration. "I'm sitting up in meetings with movie producers myself, like, 'Yeah, man,' because he showed me it was possible. He showed we can make movies and do all this stuff."


Update XVIII
This update will be continually updated with red carpet pictures over time

Kim and Kanye arriving

Jay-Z & Cyhi the Prynce

Jay-Z & Shyne

Kanye & Shyne

Kid Cudi arriving

Kid Cudi & Kanye

Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, D'banj & Mike Dean

Teyana Taylor, D'banj & Big Sean

Teyana Taylor

Update XIX
Hudson Mowhawke confirms new music. A track produced by him with Teyana Taylor singing

Update XX
There will be a GOOD Music concert following the premiere with Kanye, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi and D'banj. The back of the invite to the film is also a invite to the concert at the Gotha Club. GOOD Music is the "surprise performance" on May 23rd.

Update XXI
Pics from the Premiere

The screens

Kanye gives a speech to the audience

Update XXII
Pics from the Film


Jay-Z and Kanye

Jay-Z, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

Pusha T

Theophilus London & Kid Cudi

After Party w/ Pusha

Update XXIII
Cruel Summer will be taken to NYC and all over the world

Update XXIV
Below is info from Logan Hill, a journalist from GQ Magazine and Elliot Wilson. The film also has a "booming soundtrack" which will likely contain new music.

It is the story of a Lamboghini car thief (Scott Mescudi) who falls for a beautiful Arabic girl (most likely Razane Jammal) whose father (most likely Ali Suliman) will let them marry if he can help her see.

Update XXV
It appears that new music is in fact in the movie and bass is big in the songs :datass:
Kanye also makes an appearance in the film.
This information is from the Hollywood Reporter. Link is under Assorted Articles below.

"The film is heavy on the use of music and sound, the seats often shaking from the bass. Several times during the under-30 minute clip, the audience would sway to the beat of the songs, which often feature music from West's G.O.O.D. music album.

Along with directing, West also has a small part in the film."

Update XXVI
Below is footage from the GOOD Music Concert.
No new music in there though. Only Teyana Taylor's "Make Your Move" and Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness Steve Aioki Remix"


Update XXVII
Interview with Cast Members including Scott Mescudi, Razane Jammal and Ali Suliman


This is leaked snippet from the film. It is a piece of a Kid Cudi chorus/verse. It is unknown if this is a Kid Cudi solo song or a part of Cruel Summer. (Album)

Update XXIX
New leaked snippet from Teyana Taylor

Update XXX
2 Chainz reflects on the filming of Cruel Summer

Update XXXI
Cruel Summer (film) confirmed by Amazon to be packed in the deluxe edition of the album



Twitter Links

Virgil's Tweet

Teyana's Tweet

Hit-Boy's Tweets

Pusha's Tweets

Big Sean's Tweets

Theohphilus London's Tweet and Picture

Hudson Mowhawke Tweet

Miscellaneous Tweets

Sources for News

Assorted Articles

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I don't think Mercy and Theraflu are the right kind of songs for Ye's films. I watch Runaway fairly often and every song on there is really deep. I can't see Ye putting his high art vibe to the line:
"Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty. I'm in that two seat Lambo with your girl, she tryna jerk me."
Not exactly the same level (lyrically) as the MBDTF songs in Runaway.

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tjwow said:
I don't think Mercy and Theraflu are the right kind of songs for Ye's films. I watch Runaway fairly often and every song on there is really deep. I can't see Ye putting his high art vibe to the line:
"Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty. I'm in that two seat Lambo with your girl, she tryna jerk me."
Not exactly the same level (lyrically) as the MBDTF songs in Runaway.
Whoever said that those two were for the film?
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