Kanye West Brings Out Jeezy & Kid Cudi For "808s & Heartbreak" Show, Experiences Technical Difficulties
Last night (Sept. 25), Kanye West performed 1 of 2 "808s & Heartbreak" shows at the Hollywood Bowl. It's been nearly 7 years since 'Ye released his 4th studio album, which is now hailed as one of the most game-changing hip-hop releases of the past decade. For his back to back shows in L.A., West wanted to perform the album front-to-back. He attempted to do just that on night 1, though, unfortunately, the performance proceeded more as a "dress rehearsal" than a seamless rendition of the album.
Kid Cudi Cosigns Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
Travi$ Scott has been a huge supporter of Kid Cudi over the years, and with Rodeo just days away, Cudi thought it was about time to repay him by giving the album a big-time plug on Twitter. "Theres only one young man within the industry whos been a loyal dedicated fan & supporter of mine since day 1, its time we support him too," he wrote.
Top Tracks: August 3 - August 9
Drake’s dominance has started to slip. While Drizzy’s obviously still around-- it wouldn’t be the Top 10 without him-- we’ve moved away from the ridiculous all-OVO, all-the-time charts of last week. Let’s get to the Top 10 entries on our Top 100. 10) Mac Miller - 100 Grandkids
5 Things We Want From Kid Cudi's "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven"
Although it doesn’t yet have a release date, Kid Cudi’s Speedin’ Bullet To Heaven seems like it could arrive any day now. Back on the Fourth of July, Cudder said the album was 98% done, and with the first single (“Confused”) dropping last week, we’re now officially in #CudderSeason. Details on the album are scarce thus far, but the Cleveland MC has said that it’ll be largely based around live instrumentation and won’t have any featured vocalists.
Kid Cudi Says "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven" Is 98% Done, Single Out This Month
Kid Cudi has been hard to predict over the last few years, and it seems his upcoming album, Speedin' Bullet To Heaven, is yet another curveball.Addressing fans in Twitter, Cudi gave an update on the project, which he revealed in 98% done. More interestingly, the rapper revealed that not only will SBTH be entirely self-produced (with some assistance from Plain Pat), there will be a complete absence of electronic sounds, as the instrumentals will consist entirely of his own guitar and bass playing.
Kid Cudi & Angie Martinez Exchange Shots On Twitter
Well, this is random, but Kid Cudi and radio personality Angie Martinez got into some light beef on twitter last night. Cudder dug up an old interview with Angie Martinez when she was at Hot 97, and posted it on twitter with his own commentary. Angie caught wind, and hit him back with a reply. Cudi's initial tweet says, "Look at these two fucks tryna play me back in the day. This was 2009. Angie Martinez and DJ Enuff. Fuckin clueless."
Kid Cudi Covers Complex With Jeremy Piven
As we learned over the weekend, Kid Cudi will be playing assistant to Jeremy Piven's iconic character Ari Gold in the upcoming "Entourage" movie, and today, both dudes are on the cover of Complex discussing the new film. Check out the cover itself in the gallery above, and read some excerpts from the interview below. The two of you make for an odd couple. What was your dynamic like working together?
Kid Cudi Imagines His Death On A Poem Shared On Twitter
Kid Cudi is coming back into the fray in more ways than one. He recently announced his next album, the feature-less Speedin' Bullet to Heaven, will be out "really really soon," and next week, we can catch Cudder in the "Entourage" movie, in which he'll play Ari Gold's personal assistant. There's long been both music and acting for Cudi but, this morning, we found out he also fancies himself quite the poet.
Kid Cudi Says There Will Be No Features On "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven"
Kid Cudi's last album, 2014's Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, only had one guest on it: veteran R&B singer Raphael Saadiq, who lent vocals to "Balmain Jeans." For his next album, Cudi will be going even lighter on the guest appearances, announcing today that Speedin' Bullet To Heaven will have no features. No features on "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven". Pass it on :)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 9 - 15)
New music! Jokes! Late graduations! Blunted revelations! Brotherly love! All of this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars. Read on to get the best tweets in hip hop, from everyone from Kanye West to Lil B.
Kid Cudi Previews New Music On Twitter
Kid Cudi is working on his next studio album, Speedin' Bullet To Heaven, and while he's kept his music pretty well under wraps, he decided to share a snippet of a new song on Twitter today. Unfortunately, it was deleted only a few minutes later, but nothing dies on the internet... yada, yada, yada, you can listen to the clip below. The recording is decidedly lo-fi, which means either Cudder is purposely giving us a distorted view of his new music, or he's about to drop the hottest Guided By Voices album of 2015.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
#TBT: Kid Cudi "Man On The Moon" Phase
This may make you feel a little old, but Kid Cudi's career-launching mixtape A Kid Named Cudi is about to turn seven years old. While the "Day 'n' Nite" artist has released much music since then, many fans long for the alternative-minded rap the Cleveland kid layed down on his first two albums.
Kid Cudi Announces Title Of Upcoming Album
Kid Cudi announced today on Twitter that his upcoming studio album will be titled: drum roll... "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven." Man on the Moon 3 will have to wait. He tweeted back in January that he was gearing up to hit the studio with producers Plain Pat, Emile Haynes, and A-Trak. Pat and Haynes have been two of the primary architects of Cudder's sound up to this point.
Samples Of The Week: March 4
After getting two big albums, Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise and Chris Brown & Tyga's Fan Of A Fan: The Album, last week, this week has been all about the singles. Everyone from Ludacris to Juicy J to Wale seemed to drop off a new track, and so this edition of Samples Of The Week focuses on three of the best we've heard recently.
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.