Indie-Cud: A Timeline Of Kid Cudi's Indie Collabs & Samples
When A Kid Named Cudi first began making the rounds in late 2008, it seemed to appeal to people of all musical backgrounds, with Kid Cudi rapping over a decidedly wide variety of source material. There were instrumentals cribbed from backpacker favorites Outkast and J Dilla, but also ones from little-known electronic producers and Pacific Northwest indie rock bands, setting Cudi apart from his competition in the online rap world.
Kid Cudi Will Be The Regular Co-Host Of Comedy Bang! Bang! This Summer
Kid Cudi is certainly broadening his horizons on 2015. The rapper has already locked in a couple of movie roles for the new year (one of which he's also supplying the soundtrack for), and has announced today that he'll be joining the cast of IFC improv show, Comedy Bang! Bang!
The Yeezus Blessing: A History Of Kanye West's Co-Signs
You may not agree with everything Kanye West says--in fact, it would be worrisome if you did--but you can't deny his omnipotence as a tastemaker. If Kanye says it's hot, it's hot. Many of today's household names were once unknowns, and thanks to Yeezy, we can now enjoy their them in their full spotlight. The Grammy's prime nemesis has won more Awards than anyone his age--21 total. He's released seven albums, none of them less-than-great, and that doesn't even touch on the classic records he's produced, including his own.
Kid Cudi Talks Playing A Gay Character In "James White", Cut Kissing Scenes
While Cudi has seemingly been keeping a low profile from a public standpoint, it turns out he's been working hard on both acting and music in over the last year. While we heard news that he just wrapped filming a new movie with Zoe Kravitz last week, the Man On The Moon had a premiere at Sundance just this weekend, acting in and providing the score for Josh Mond's "James White".
Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
A couple weeks back, Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi had a bit of a back-and-forth on Twitter, following Lupe's support of Kendrick Lamar's views on Ferguson.
Kid Cudi Hits Studio With Emile Haynie, Updates Fans On "Man On The Moon 3"
It appears as though Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon 3 album could finally be getting underway.
Kid Cudi Is The New Face Of Coach
Kid Cudi has never been afraid to be himself and try different business ventures outside of the music industry. With recent stints on CBS’ show 'Scorpion', as well as the upcoming film "Vincent-N-Roxxy", Cudder is now getting himself involved with popular handbag company, Coach, and becoming the face of their Dreamers campaign.
Filming For Kid Cudi's New Movie With Zoe Kravitz Is Complete
Kid Cudi has proved his acting chops over the years, performing bit roles in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How To Make It In America and more. Recently, he seems to be taking his film career a little more seriously, scoring parts in the Need For Speed, the upcoming Entourage movie, and the Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz-starring Vincent-N-Roxxy. While Vincent-N-Roxxy does not yet have a release date, filming for the flick wrapped today, as Cudder documented on his Instagram, posting a photo of him and Zoe kicking it.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 16)
Nothing too new is going on in the game this past week. In other words, hip-hop is just going right now. And that's not bad: Vince Staples is alive and still hating on Chris Paul, Jay Z still knows how to tweet, Meek Mill is still free and he's #woke. Common and John Legend won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song ("Glory" from Selma), but other than that, things have been a 40 degree day. The tweets are still fire though.
Kid Cudi Lashes Out At Chuck Inglish For Leaking Old Record
Over the weekend, an unreleased track from Kid Cudi & King Chip, who went by the duo The Almighty GloryUS, was leaked onto the internet Friday night by the song’s producers Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies. While many Cudder fans were extremely happy and pleased with this unreleased 2010 collab, the man who made it wasn’t AT ALL!
Pulling A "Beyonce": The Surprise Album Phenom
The trend of surprise albums has definitely caused a shift in the traditional method of releasing music. Interviews, music videos and singles are still protocol (well, usually), but we’ve watched the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Skrillex, J. Cole etc. trade customary release dates for something a little more exciting and spontaneous.
Kid Cudi & Method Man To Appear In CBS Drama "Scorpion"
As a musician, Kid Cudi's been called a lot of things, but "pop genius" might not be one of them. As an actor, that's a different story entirely, as he's just been tapped to appear as a "brilliant musical prodigy" in the CBS show "Scorpion."
Kid Cudi Tells Crowd To "Suck My Dick" At OutKast's "ATLast" Show
This past weekend OutKast took over Atlanta for three days with their homecoming "ATLast" show. For each show, a different set of openers were called upon, with Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino and Raury opening for the Friday show.
Kid Cudi Faints At Chicago Show
Kid Cudi is known to be a pretty active performer, and it seems like his live show got the best of him last night in Chicago. The Cleveland rapper lowered himself to the photo pit level below stage at the show, interacting with fans and signing an autograph before collapsing quite suddenly.
Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
The other day Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to declare a new initiative for his fans. Lupe announced he'd be offering up a personalized one verse song for fans for the price of $500. He made it clear this is not for a feature or collaboration, but for the fan's own personal enjoyment. There were some stipulations of course, one of which is that you would have to come pick up a physical copy of the CD in person, pay the $500 in cash, and sign a usage contract. The whole endeavor has left some people scratching their heads, one of whom appears to be Kid Cudi.
Kid Cudi Plans Short Film For His Song "Balmain Jeans"
After acting in two films this year, "Need For Speed" and "Goodbye World," it seems as if Kid Cudi has caught the Hollywood bug. Today, he took to Twitter to announce a new video, or as he called it, "short film" for Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon track "Balmain Jeans." Read all of his tweets that pertain to the announcement below. Developing a short film for "Balmain Jeans", a story about a spontaneous electric connection between two strangers. The vibes :)
Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg To Headline North Coast Music Festival In Chicago
The festival news keeps pouring in. While we learned earlier today that Murs' Paid Dues festival is cancelled this year, North Coast Music Festival in the Chi is going strong on their five-year anniversary. Today North Coast Music Festival, which takes place in Union Park, Chicago, announced their line-up, which includes notable rap acts like Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Riff Raff, Action Bronson, Alex Wiley, and ProbCause. Other acts include DaDa Life, BassNectar, Cashmere Cat, Bad Bad Not Good, SBTRKT, Little Dragon and more.
Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
Kid Cudi recently gave his opinion to Esquire magazine on a number of random topics, including Justin Bieber's bad boy behavior.
Kid Cudi Covers First Issue Of Fat Magazine
Fat Magazine ("Fat" stands for Fashion, Art, Type) have released their inaugural issue with a very familiar face on the cover. They've nabbed Kid Cudi for the magazine's first issue, and the inside photo shoot not only features Cudder, but A$AP Nast as well.
Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had. After talking a bit about his extensive car collection, Arsenio asked the rapper how things would be different if he decided to rap about his many material possessions, to which he responded jokingly, "there would be no Drake".