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."
Watch Footage From Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" Show Night 2
This weekend, Kanye West performed two back to back shows, both live renditions of his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. During both nights, 'Ye brought out a few of the album's original collaborators, including Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, and Jeezy. There was an elaborate stage curated just for the show, featuring a step pyramid beneath a giant color-changing moon-like ball. There was also a full orchestral string section, an electronic backing band (with Mike Dean on guitar), and a full cast of costumed dancers and performance artists.
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 :)
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch
The pitcher's mound is a stage, a very different stage from the one rappers and singers are accustomed to standing upon. The ceremonial first pitch is ostensibly a celebration, and throwing the ball 60 feet in a particular direction may not seem like much of a challenge. But much can go wrong. From Kendrick Lamar to Snoop Dogg to MC Hammer to 50 Cent (!), here are 20 hip hop artists who took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
Kid Cudi Interviews Pee-wee Herman For Talkhouse Podcast
Rapper, singer, and actor Kid Cudi is a noted film and TV buff, though it's rather surprising too discover he's a devoted fan of Pee-wee Herman, the television, theater, and film character played by Paul Reubens. Herman was immensely popular in the '80s and still retains a widespread following today. For its latest episode, The Talkhouse Film podcast organized a conversation between Reubens and Cudi, which coincides with the recent Netflix premiere of "Pee-wee's Big Holiday," the first Pee-wee Herman film in almost 28 years.
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 & 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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Questlove Is Scoring A Movie Starring Kid Cudi & Zoe Kravitz
Questlove will provide the musical score for the upcoming thriller/romantic drama "Vincent N Roxxy", Rolling Stone reports. Directed by Gary Michael Schultz, "Vincent n Roxxy" follows a "small town loner" played by Emile Hisrch, who runs away with a punk rocker, played by Zoe Kravitz. Kid Cudi makes an appearance as a character named Suga.
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 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 "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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.