Top Tracks: November 28 - December 4
Easily the biggest story of this past week was the announcement of J. Cole's new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, the release of a "making of" documentary, and the ensuing drama. The doc contained videos for two new tracks, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Dies," which have been construed to contain disses of Kanye West and Lil Yachty, respectively. A J.
Jaden Smith Puts On For Kid Cudi In New Video "Fallen"
King of the Youth contender Jaden Smith has blessed the people with a new song and clip called "Fallen," and he's made his musical influence on this one jarringly clear. Premiering the video on Kid Cudi's Twitter, Jaden features the vinyl for Cudder's Man On The Moon: The End of Day heavily in the clip, enshrining the album atop a chair in front of a vast mountain range.
Kid Cudi Shares New "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'" Release Date
December finna be lit. Just after the shocking revelation that a new J. Cole album, 4 Your Eyez Only -- his first project in two years, will be arriving on Dec. 9, another important release date has been announced. After a delay and a surprise trip to rehab, Kid Cudi now plans to release Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' on Dec. 16.
Kid Cudi Pens Heartfelt Letter To Everyone Who Has Shown Support
Thankfully, it appears Kid Cudi is in a much better space mentally than he was just a few months ago when he checked himself into a rehab facility for what he called “battle with depression and suicidal urges.” On Monday night, just days after reuniting with Kanye West on stage in Sacramento, the Cleveland rapper took to Facebook to pen a heartfelt message to all those who stood by his side during his struggle, including Travis Scott, ASAP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Hot 97 & a whole lot more. Read his message to fans below:
Kanye Reunites With Kid Cudi Then Ends Show After Lengthy Rant
Don't attend a "Saint Pablo" show if you're not ready for the infamous "Kanye rant." His last two shows have been characterized by his surprising confessionals much more so than any music. On Thursday (Nov. 17), Kanye revealed to his audience in San Jose, and thus the world, that he favored Trump in the recent election, praising different aspects of his campaign throughout the show.
Kid Cudi Makes Triumphant Return, Brings Out Travis Scott & Pharrell At ComplexCon
Kid Cudi brought out the hits and the special guests at his ComplexCon performance at the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday night. The performance was notable in that it was the first time Cudi had taken the stage since announcing he would be checking himself into rehab for depression in early October.
Lupe Fiasco Says Kid Cudi "Needs His Ass Beat"
The beef involving Kid Cudi and Lupe Fiasco had been dormant for about a year, until yesterday, when Lupe Fiasco clowned Kid Cudi for his participation in a wholly separate conflict.
Lupe Fiasco Mocks Kid Cudi For Threatening Drake From Rehab
What a day for beefs.
Kid Cudi Slams Drake: "Say It To My Face, Pussy"
Drake did not mention Kid Cudi by name on "Two Birds, One Stone," but Cudi was the obvious recipient of his lyrical jabs: "You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases," Drake rapped. Later in the verse: "I'm like a real estate agent, putting you all in your places / Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy / Is you crazy? "
Kanye West Asks Fans To Sing For Kid Cudi In Los Angeles
Tuesday morning, Drake stood by the jabs at Kid Cudi he took on "2 Birds, 1 Stone" despite mounting criticism. "Mans need to stop mentioning my name when they get geeked," he wrote on Instagram. "Supposed to be all love out here word to my bro Pablo," he added, perhaps hoping to elicit a show of solidarity from Kanye West, whom Cudi had also called a "fake one" in the same Twitter rant.
Kid Cudi's Manager: "Drake Is Corny As Fuck"
The biggest story to emerge from the quartet of songs released by Drake over the weekend is not that he will release a project called More Life in December, but the shots taken at Kid Cudi on "2 Birds, 1 Stone.": "You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases," he raps. "I'm like a real estate agent, putting you all in your places / Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy / Is you crazy?"
Drake Responds To Criticism Of His Kid Cudi Diss
Drake has come under fire for taking shots at Kid Cudi, who is currently in rehab for "depression and suicidal urges," on "2 Birds, 1
Drake Seems To Diss Kid Cudi & Pusha T On "Two Birds, One Stone;" Twitter Reacts
Drake celebrated the eve of his 30th birthday by dropping four new songs on OVO Sound Radio, but only one of them caused debate on social media. Within minutes of Drake debuting the track "2 Birds, One Stone," Twitter was full of opinions about the Toronto rapper's perceived disses of Kid Cudi and Pusha T.
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.