'With all the deflating lows and the odd sporadic meteorological high of BST, Cruel Summer is a discombobulating m√©lange of hip hop oddities and anomalies. Essentially, it ain’t all that great. And on that appositely disdainful note, I’ll leave you with a quote from the presiding emperor of G.O.O.D. Music: I am where art meets commercial. The sweet spot between the hood and Hollywood. Now go figure, if you please, the disparity between statement and sound. G’night.’

Despite featuring anyone and everyone from Kanye West, to Jay-Z, to Pusha T, to Big Sean and John Legend, Cruel Summer¬†really is hip hop dross at its most dreary…