Lyrics Of The Week: June 28 - July 4
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Jay-Z's recent "leaks"). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
Charts Don’t Lie: May 5
The new entries keep coming in on Charts Don't Lie. Recent weeks have seen quite a few releases that are within the hip-hop realm, as is often the case, because rappers like to release projects on the same day. This week, however, the new-comers to the charts don't come in as strong as you might think. Pop-friendly rapper Will.i.am moved under 30k for opening week with his solo album #willpower. This is suprising when you think the target market for Will.i.am is definitely the mainstream and thus the numbers should reflect that.
Charts Don't Lie: April 28
This week our newest entry in Charts Don't Lie is the former G.O.O.D. Music representer, Kid Cudi. The rapper announced his departure from G.O.O.D. Music shortly before the release of INDICUD, to the shock of most. Although Cudder assured fans it was an amicable split, it nonetheless gets us wondering as to the root cause. Cudder blames it on wanting to carve out his very own lane in the music industry, with his label Wicked Awesome.
Review: KiD CuDi's "Indicud"
Kid Cudi has never been one to hold his tongue or boast modestly. The Cleveland native is infamous for his onstage rants and mid-performance meltdowns. So it should come as no surprise, when talking about his fourth studio album, Cudi likened Indicud to Dr. Dre’s classic 2001 album. A bold statement indeed.
First Week Album Sales For Kid Cudi's "INDICUD"
The numbers are in for Kid Cudi's big release since leaving G.O.O.D. Music, INDICUD. The album was released through Cudder's own label, Wicked Awesome, and did pretty good sales-wise, however, not quite as good as his last solo album, Man On The Moon II.
First Week Sales Projections For Kid Cudi's "INDICUD"
Numbers don't lie right? Well, Kid Cudi may say the same as early first week sale projections are in for his new album INDICUD.
Kid Cudi Says He Always Knew He "Could Be Equally As Great As Kanye," Talks Rick Ross' Lyrics
As Kid Cudi ventures off into the music industry on his own, he's been doing interview after interview discussing the direction he plans to take, what exactly he wants to do since leaving G.O.O.D. Music, and especially, why he left in the first place.
Kid Cudi Reveals Kanye West's Reaction To His G.O.O.D. Music Departure
Kid Cudi officially left the G.O.O.D. Music team last week, and while the decision came as a shock to many, his departure from the collective has been greeted with understanding from fans and labelmates like Big Sean. While it seemed as if his parting from the label was on good terms, G.O.O.D.
Kid Cudi Pushes Up Release Date For "INDICUD"
Kid Cudi's INDICUD album recently suffered a leak, which may be the reason that Cudder has chosen to push up the release date for the LP.The album is now dropping in both physical and digital form on April 16th, pushed up from the April 23rd date, the rapper recently tweeted.
Big Sean Dispels Rumors That "Switch Up" Is A Kid Cudi Diss
Last week G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean dropped a new single, "Switch Up," featuring labelmate Common. This was shortly after their former labelmate, Kid Cudi, announced his departure from the crew. Given the content of "Switch Up," and Big Sean being on the G.O.O.D.
Top Tracks Of The Week: April 1-7
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
Big Sean Speaks On Kid Cudi Leaving G.O.O.D. Music
Kid Cudi may no longer be signed with G.O.O.D. Music, but that won't affect anything with his labelmate Big Sean.During a recent interview with Power 106, Big Sean spoke about the departure of Kid Cudi from the G.O.O.D. Music label and supports his decision to leave. He states that the two will continue to make music together.
Kid Cudi Discusses A$AP Rocky Feature, Plans For "Wicked Awesome" Label
It's only been a few days since his departure from G.O.O.D. Music was announced, but Kid Cudi is already planning big things for his own business endeavors. The rapper is coming back to his Wicked Awesome Records label, which he had announced a few years ago but never really focused on until now.
Album Snippets For Kid Cudi's "INDICUD"
Since announcing his (what seemed like sudden) departure from G.O.O.D. Music yesterday, Kid Cudi has continued, business as usual, with his album promo.
Kid Cudi Leaves G.O.O.D. Music
As reported by MissInfo, Kid Cudi has announced his departure from Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Kid Cudi's "INDICUD"
Kid Cudi has already given us the first single "Immortal" from his upcoming album, and now the tracklist and album art for the project have been revealed. View the album cover in the gallery above, and the titles of all 18 tracks below, along with the features we're aware of. More features likely to come when they are officially announced.INDICUD drops April 23rd.
Kid Cudi Says He Finished & Turned In His Album "indicud"
We are one step closer to hearing all the new material Kid Cudi has been working on for his upcoming album indicud. The rapper tweeted last night that the album is done, and he's turned it in.
Lyrics Of The Week: March 1st - 7th
"You a servant in my world, the rap gods curse you / When Judgement Day's upon you, reality's a virtue."-Danny Brown, #HottestMC
Kid Cudi Lists Kendrick Lamar, RZA, Too Short As Features On "indicud," Talks Production
Kid Cudi has been slowly leading up to his album, indicud, by dropping singles along the way and small amounts of information on the LP. However, it doesn't seem like he's in full promo mode just yet. The G.O.O.D.