Charts Don’t Lie: March 9
There are only two new entries within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, and they belong to two rappers: ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi. As we said last week, Q was projected to move 150-160k, but fell slightly under that by moving 138,950 copies opening week. This was nevertheless an extremely strong showing from the TDE rapper, which gave him his first #1 debut as well as that of the label's.
Stream Kid Cudi's New Album "Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon"
By now most of you are aware that Kid Cudi surprised everyone last week and released his new album Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon. For those who haven’t been able to cop it yet or even listen to it, today’s your lucky day as Spotify gives users a free stream of the entire album.
Review: Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon"
Although none of his albums have really been critical hits, Kid Cudi’s main appeal is using outside, atypical influences and sounds to articulate some sort of emotional journey into the tortured soul. He’s connected with his young adult audience by embodying this idea of the discontent, rebellious youth with some sticky hooks for good measure — can one ever truly get “Day ‘N’ Nite” out of his/her head?
Kid Cudi Says Beyoncé Gave Him Confidence In Releasing "Satellite Flight"
As soon as Kid Cudi surprise-released his new album Satellite Flight, people started saying he'd "pulled a Beyoncé", something that was also said the Air Yeezys dropped, so it's only a matter of time before Beyoncé just becomes a synonym for "surprise". Whether or not Cudi did take a note from Bey was a valid question however, and it's one he addressed in his recent interview with Complex.
ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" & Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" First Week Sales Projections
With both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight out now (although the latter is only out digitally), we've received first week sales projections for each.
Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released]
It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes.
Kid Cudi To Play Ari Gold’s Assistant In “Entourage” Movie
2014 is already looking like a huge year for Kid Cudi.
Kid Cudi Reveals Tracklist & Cover Art For "Satellite Flight"
Kid Cudi recently announced to fans that what was originally simply a prelude EP to MOTM3 had turned into a full-length project. The ablum, Satellite Flight, is supposed to drop in February although we've yet to receive an exact date. We're supposed to get 24 hour notice before the project's release.
Kid Cudi Announces "Satellite Flight" Is Now An Album, Not EP
Kid Cudi has been teasing fans about his upcoming release Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon for awhile now. He did drop off the first taste off the project the other month, and today he's once again taken to Twitter to announce news concerning the project.
Kid Cudi Announces Title For His New EP [Update: EP Slated To Drop Next Month]
Kid Cudi got plenty of fans pumped in October when he announced that he would be recording a Man On The Moon 3 album as well as a prelude EP to arrive prior to the album. He made the announcement during a live show, and didn't reveal the EP's title at that time. Today, Cudder took to Twitter to gives fans the title and word that it's "coming soon," although who knows how soon "soon" is.
Kid Cudi Speaks On What To Expect From "Man On The Moon III"
Kid Cudi announced recently during a live show that he would be dropping a prelude EP to a highly anticipated third instalment of his Man On The Moon series within the next three months.
Kid Cudi Announces Prelude EP To "Man On The Moon 3"
In recent months Kid Cudi revealed that he'll be dropping a third installment in his Man On The Moon series, however it won't actually arrive until 2015. Cudder isn't making fans wait two years until they get new music though, as he announced during a recent concert stop that he'll be dropping a prelude to MOTM3.
Kid Cudi Says Rock The Bells "Fell Off" Because Rap Shows "Aren't Exciting"
A few days ago, it was announced that the iconic Rock The Bells festival would not fulfill its New York and DC dates due to low ticket sales. After the initial shock, many were left wondering why the once successful festival had failed to pull in an audience this year.
Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
Big Sean Speaks On Kid Cudi Shouting Out G.O.O.D. Music On "First Chain" & Ex-Girl Ashley
A new record from Big Sean's Hall Of Fame album leaked today, and it features Sean's former label mate, Kid Cudi, as well as veteran in the game Nas. Many people have noticed Cudder shouting out G.O.O.D. Music at the end of "First Chain," and Sean Don actually spoke on this in a recent interview with Karen Civil.
Kid Cudi Says He Will Work With Plain Pat & Emile For A "MOTM3" Album [Update: Expect "MOTM3" In 2015]
Kid Cudi has constantly been growing and re-inventing his sound as he matures as an artist. His maturation included doing a rock album, WZRD, and leaving the G.O.O.D. Music label to focus on his own imprint.
Kid Cudi To Make Guest Appearance In New Comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
We've seen Kid Cudi's acting chops in the now-cancelled "How To Make It In America" as well as an appearance on "The Cleveland Show," and while we await new music from the rapper we'll be seeing him act once more in a Fox comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The comedy centers around a diverse group of detectives in New York City, and Cudder will play an ex-con by the name of Dustin Whitman, whom Jake (played by Andy Samberg) believes robbed a jewelry store. You'll be able to catch him in the third episode of the new season. The TV series premieres on September 17th on Fox.
Kid Cudi Becoming A Fashion Icon?
Following the success of his most recent album "Indicud", music icon Kid Cudi sat down with Flaunt Magazine to talk fashion as well as some other stuff that he has had on his plate. Cudi had a small photo shoot and during the shoot he was rocking some j's and some heat for gear. The editorial is more about his life and his career as well as his inspirations, the editorial is very interesting for someone of the street wear caliber because they can understand Cudi's unique inspiration.
Kid Cudi Announces "The Cud Life Tour" With Big Sean, Tyler, The Creator & Logic [Update: Full Dates Added]
Kid Cudi has been keeping it relatively low-key since his album, Indicud, dropped. Recently he leaked a song on Twitter, "Going To The Ceremony," without offering an explanation as to what it's for. Today, Cudder took to Twitter once more to reveal a tour flyer, for an upcoming tour with himself, Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator and Logic.
Photos: Kid Cudi Featured In Flaunt Magazine
Kid Cudi recently announced a new tour, "The Cud Life Tour" with Big Sean, Tyler, The Creator and Logic, which hopefully means he'll be releasing more new music in the future (like "Going To The Ceremony"), but for now, we get some new Cudder in a recent fashion spread he did for