10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Theophilus London & More Show Support For Kid Cudi
Last night, while most of us were tuned in to the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Kid Cudi made a confession in an open letter to fans.
Kid Cudi Checks Himself Into Rehab For "Depression & Suicidal Urges"
It appears Kid Cudi’s issues are much more serious than anyone knew. On Tuesday night, the Cleveland native took to his Facebook page to announce that he’s checking himself into rehab for what he says is “depression and suicidal urges.” Cudi says he still plans to release music as planned, but needs this time to work on himself.
Kid Cudi Delays New Album "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin"
Well unfortunately, it looks like Kid Cudi’s highly anticipated Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin album isn’t dropping at midnight tonight as originally planned. Moments ago, Cudi took to his usual platform in Twitter to announce that “due to some minor sample clearances still being finalized,” the album has been pushed back.
Kid Cudi Reveals "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin" Release Date, Possible Artwork
Kid Cudi is making due on his promise to drop an album in September. Cudi announced on Twitter last night that he will release Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin on Friday, September 30th. The announcement comes after the revealing of the album's tracklist yesterday. The album will comprise of four acts and 18 tracks with appearances from Andre 3000, Pharrell, Travis Scott, and Willow Smith.
Audio Push Speak On Kid Cudi's Twitter Shoutout & Influence
Earlier this month, Kid Cudi unexpectedly dissed Drake and Kanye West and complimented an assortment of other hip hop artists, that included Audio Push, in one fell swoop. "All my youngins out here reppin," he wrote, "Asap Rocky and the whole ASAP family, Travis Scott, SuperDuper Kyle, Audio Push, Hit Boy, etc, I see yall." During a recent stop by the HNHH office, Audio Push spoke on the shoutout and Cudi's vast influence.
Kid Cudi Reveals Tracklist For "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin"
The best source for all things Kid Cudi is Kid Cudi's Twitter, which he spontaneously updates every several weeks with new information regarding his upcoming releases. Monday afternoon, he revealed the tracklist for his upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin.
Kid Cudi Ordered To Stay Away From Baby Mama
A Chicago judge has ordered Kid Cudi to cease all forms of communication with his baby mama, The Jasmine Brand reports.
Kanye West Calls Kid Cudi The Most Influential Artist Of The Past Ten Years
It appears Kanye West has had a change heart since he angrily fired back at Kid Cudi’s response last week in Tampa Bay during his "Saint Pablo" Tour. On Tuesday night, the Chicago legend was in Houston for the latest stop of the "Saint Pablo" tour, where he had nothing but nice things to say about his former collaborator & G.O.O.D Music partner.
Tracking Kid Cudi's Influence
As he's prone to do these days, Kid Cudi went on a Twitter rant of epic proportions earlier this week, talking about crushing "the entire existence" of "clowns" who "be having 30 people write songs for them," singling out Kanye West and Drake, and proclaiming, "I am the culture." Ye and Drizzy, both currently on nationwide tours, responded onstage the next night, with the former taking a more prideful,
Drake Disses Kid Cudi During "Summer Sixteen" Show
Yesterday, Kid Cudi aired out frustrations with the music industry while on twitter. It's not the first time Cudder has voiced his distaste for industry politics, while affirming his chokehold on the culture. This time though, he called out Drake and Kanye West specifically for not supporting him, even when he was loyal to them.
Kanye West Fires Back At Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi made headlines on Wednesday afternoon after he put his haters on blast via twitter, specifically Drake & Kanye West, who he said don’t give a fuck about him anymore (see here ICYMI).
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" (Review)
If there's one thing Travis Scott excels at, it's sounding cool. There was the grungy glam sound he lent to Yeezus tracks "New Slaves" and "Guilt Trip," his first introduction to many of us, and his defining moment in the Kanye West think tank spotlight.
Kid Cudi To Release Double Album This Month
Three months ago, Kid Cudi proclaimed that he would release two albums in 2016. After sporadic updates throughout summer, he announced Monday afternoon via Twitter that he plans to release a double album this month. "I'm workin on a date for a release this month," he wrote. "Available on ALL PLATFORMS for streaming and download, physicals shortly after. You will have this album this month in your hearts and your hands."
The 5 Best Features On Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Travis Scott's debut album, last year's Rodeo, was packed with guest features, coming from the likes of Quavo, Future, Chief Keef, Justin Bieber, and more. In a time when it seems like most stars of his caliber are keeping the guest spots to a minimum, Scott has remained intent on maintaining a collaborative mindset.
Travis Scott To Executive Produce "Cruel Winter," Speaks On Kendrick Lamar Collaboration
Travis Scott is taking over the internet today, with the release of his highly anticipated project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. What's making the project even more talked about and hyped up are the wide array of features, including everyone from the elusive Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi and more.
Stream Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
After tiresome delays, Travis Scott finally made good on his promise to release his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which gets its title from a Quavo lyric on "Pick Up the Phone." And he did so first by playing the album live on his ".Wav" radio show on Beats 1. Further indication of his recent deal with Apple, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight is now available for purchase on iTunes and to stream exclusively on Apple Music.
Romeo Miller Replaces Kid Cudi On "Empire"
Kid Cudi has dropped out of the FOX hit show "Empire" due to "creative differences" and will be replaced by Romeo Miller, EW reports.