The song "Mercy" by Kanye West has been named as one of the best songs of the year by both Complex and Spin. However, there is some controversy surrounding the meaning of the lyrics in this song. In addition, there is an interesting story about its origin.
"Mercy" was the first song to be released by Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label. It features Pusha T and Big Sean. The music video for the song was directed by Nabil Elderkin. The song reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. However, it peaked at number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100. After being certified sextuple platinum, the track surpassed the six million digital sales mark in the US.
At the 55th Grammy Awards, the track won the award for Best Rap Performance. The song was later performed at the Summer Jam festival by Pusha T and Big Sean. On the same day, West released the Cruel Summer compilation. This album was rumored to feature Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and members of Odd Future. Although there have been no confirmed guest appearances so far, it is expected that this album will include at least one song by Kanye West. Hopefully, this will be the final album of his career.
Earlier this month, the cover art for the album was unveiled. Kanye West's Cruel Summer is set to hit shelves on September 4th. The album may also feature Jay Electronica and other G.O.O.D. Music recording artists.