Buzz Bites (9/12/12): Listen To Snippets From Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s ‘Cruel Summer’

Preview snippets of Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer,” which streets Sept. 18.

+ We’re about a week away from the highly anticipated Cruel Summer, the Kanye West-curated G.O.O.D. Music compilation. Snippets from every song on the album are available to preview. It streets Sept. 18. (RapFix)

+ The Killers‘ first album in four years, Battle Born, also drops on Sept. 18, but you can check out a stream of the record in full right now. (Idolator)

+ Frank Ocean will be the musical guest for the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and apparently he’s bringing his own guest to join him onstage. “SNL this weekend. Me and the bro John Mayer,” Frank tweeted. (Idolator)

The Weeknd has signed with Republic Records, who will put out his Trilogy set this fall. The record will comprise three mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) along with some previously unreleased songs. (MTV News)

+ Usher is next up to join Oprah for “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Get a sneak peek of the interview, which airs Sept. 16. (Rap-Up)

+ Jay-Z and Beyoncé will host an intimate fund-raising dinner for President Obama. It takes place Sept. 18 and will be held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York City. (MTV News)

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