Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
Review: Kid Cudi's "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven"
As one of the most significant rappers of the past decade, for better or worse, Kid Cudi's stamp on the genre has been inescapable. I mean, lets face it, Kanye's last 3 albums have not only featured that man in some right, but they've also had Cudi's fingerprints all over. Loathe though I am to stroke his ego, there's no mistaking that a great deal of non-street rap in the last few years may have been kids raised on Kanye, but Cudi was their babysitter.
6 Artists That Probably Influenced Kid Cudi's "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven"
Kid Cudi has been a bit of a WTF story over the past few years. Mr. Rager exploded onto the scene with a couple of mixtapes and a couple solid albums, some that people may even call classics of the 2010 era. He caught the attention of Kanye West and Jay Z while appealing to the indie crowd with MGMT samples. At one point, he was destined to be the next greatest thing in rap music. Then he stopped making rap.
First Week Sales For G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Curren$y, & Kid Cudi
G-Eazy took home the top-selling hip-hop album this week. According to HDD, his sophomore album When It's Dark Out moved 93,000 units and 97k sales-plus-streaming (SPS), well ahead of Rick Ross' Black Market, which moved 57k units SPS. Curren$y's Canal St Confidential sold 18k units SPS, narrowly ahead of Kid Cudi's Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, which sold 15k.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
Kid Cudi Is Upset His Album Was Labeled "Hip-Hop" On iTunes
Kid Cudi may have began his career in hip-hop, but he's always made sure to push the boundaries of the genre. Every release since his debut has found Cudder straying further away from rap, and with the release of Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, he's distancing himself from the "hip-hop" title entirely. Reporting to Twitter yesterday, Cudi revealed that the iTunes version of the album was missing a digital booklet due to some "fuck head" messing up, but that wasn't his only gripe with the release.
Rick Ross, Kid Cudi & G-Eazy's First Week Sales Projections Are In
We're only one day into the sales week, but we already have an idea of what the final numbers will be looking like. With Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and G-Eazy going head-to-head, it was sure to be an interesting one, and looking at the estimations, it's should be a surprising turnout.
Stream Kid Cudi’s New Album “Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven”
With the clock striking midnight, Kid Cudi’s sixth studio album, Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, was made available for purchase on iTunes.
#TBT: Mixtape Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi has a record coming out tomorrow called Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, and apparently it's almost completely void of rap music. While we obviously respect Cudi's artistic decision to do whatever the fuck he desires, we like to remember Cudi back in his mixtape prime. He was a brainy oddball, known for taking non-rap sounds and bringing them into the hip hop world. His debut mixtape, 2008's A Kid Named Cudi, was heralded for doing just that.
Kid Cudi Cancels “Especial” Tour
After hearing that Chris Brown has cancelled his upcoming Australian & New Zealand tour dates, it appears Kid Cudi has done the same now.
Lupe Fiasco Explains Kid Cudi Beef Through Extended Santa Metaphor
Lupe Fiasco didn't like the way he was being framed as a villain following his Kid Cudi diss at a recent show, so he decided to explain the situation in a way everyone could understand -- a Santa metaphor.
Lupe Fiasco Threatens Kid Cudi, Says He's Done With The Beef At The Same Show
Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi have had their differences in the past, and while we haven't heard much about the feud from either party over the last few months, there hasn't been a public truce. Lupe brought his issues with Cudi up again during a show in Milwaukee this weekend, but his two statements about the rapper gave some very mixed messages.It's not clear which came first, but Lupe spit a verse about Cudder, as well as giving a brief speech on the beef, but each gave us a very different impression on where Fiasco stands.
Kid Cudi Wrote "Young Lady" About Emma Watson
Kid Cudi has been steadily revealing info about his forthcoming album Speedin' Bullet To Heaven via Twitter. Last Friday he shared the tracklist, and on Monday he shared some cover art that indicated he's been doing plenty of recreational drugs lately.
Kid Cudi Reveals Trippy "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven" Artwork
Kid Cudi's Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven is finally coming out on December 4th (where it will go up against Rick Ross' Black Market), and after sharing the tracklist of the project last week, Cudder has now come through with the cover art.
Kid Cudi Reveals "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven" Tracklist
After announced a new tour yesterday, Kid Cudi shared the tracklist for his upcoming album Speedin' Bullet to Heaven this morning.
Kid Cudi Announces "Especial" Tour
We are less than a month from Kid Cudi's 5th studio album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven. and today, Cudi announced that he's taking the album on tour. The "Especial" tour kicks off in Denver on November 30 and hits 16 cities around the United States in total before wrapping up in Santa Ana at the storied Observatory on December 22.
Kid Cudi Announces "Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven" Release Date
Kid Cudi let us hear some new joints off his upcoming album, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven (it appears he's switched up the "to" for a number two), all of which received a very lukewarm if not cold reception on the site ("Wedding Tux" and "Judgemental Cunt").
Kid Cudi Warns Fans That "Man On The Moon 3" Will Be Nothing Like Previous Installments
Kid Cudi has developed something of a cult following over the course of his last few releases, which have become increasingly experimental. Still, there are no projects more beloved in the Cudi catalog than the first two Man On The Moon projects (excluding his mixtape work that is).
Kid Cudi Reveals “Speedin' Bullet To Heaven” Is A Double-Disc Album
Back in July, Kid Cudi revealed that his new album, Speedin' Bullet To Heaven, was already 98% completed, which left many of us wishing for a Fall release date.
Watch Footage From Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" Show Night 2
This weekend, Kanye West performed two back to back shows, both live renditions of his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. During both nights, 'Ye brought out a few of the album's original collaborators, including Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, and Jeezy. There was an elaborate stage curated just for the show, featuring a step pyramid beneath a giant color-changing moon-like ball. There was also a full orchestral string section, an electronic backing band (with Mike Dean on guitar), and a full cast of costumed dancers and performance artists.