The most cruel thing about summer 2012 was not Kanye West's forthcoming compilation, Cruel Summer, but waiting for it. Fans and critics alike have been stalled in anticipation since 'Ye announced the G.O.O.D. Music project last fall, but still, no album. 

Kanye said that the record would be out this past spring, but as it turns out, spring and almost all of summer will pass before it hits shelves. It is now slated for September 18. Of course, this isn't the first time West has pushed back the release date of a project. Not even close.

Looking back, these creative delays have happened with just about every Kanye West album. Complex took a trip down not-so-happy memory lane and recalled all of the times that Yeezy kept us fiending for his crack music. It's never fun, but at least we know that the wait is always worth it.

Written by Brad Wete (@BradWete)