Top Tracks: April 18 - April 24
What a tumultuous last few days it's been. Reports of Prince's sudden passing rocked us on Thursday, but then hours later we got a new A$AP Ferg album. About 48 hours after that, Lemonade arrived, effectively shutting down everything else on the internet at the time.
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 Reveals Title For His Upcoming Album
A few weeks ago Kid Cudi sent out a lengthy series of tweets, venting about his place in the music industry and his own personal demons. Although dark at times (he referenced suicidal thoughts), he was also resolute to continue making music, including an album that would come out this summer. Now we have further confirmation from Cudi himself.
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 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.
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.
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
Romeo Miller Replaces Kid Cudi On "Empire"
Kid Cudi has dropped out of the FOX hit show "Empire" due to "creative differences" and will be replaced by Romeo Miller, EW reports.
Andre 3000 & Kid Cudi Were Recently In the Studio Together
As their first album with Tom Delonge replacement Matt Skiba approaches, Travis Barker is getting back in Blink 182 mode, but it hasn't stopped him from collaborating with some exciting rap acts along the way. In an interview with the “Kevin & Bean” show on Los Angeles’ KROQ, Travis was joined by his bandmates to talk about the new album, but also shared an interesting tidbit about running into Andre 300 at Coachella.
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 :)
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.
Kid Cudi Announces "Especial" Tour
We are less than a month from Kid Cudi's 5th studio album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven. and today, Cudi announced that he's taking the album on tour. The "Especial" tour kicks off in Denver on November 30 and hits 16 cities around the United States in total before wrapping up in Santa Ana at the storied Observatory on December 22.
Top Tracks: March 28 - April 3
Although they haven't rapped on a track with each other since 2009's "Forever," Drake and Kanye West are usually placed side-by-side in the upper echelon of hip hop's current stars, the ones who have the potential to "break the internet" when they drop surprise material.
Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mike Dean, & Plain Pat Hit The Studio Last Night
It was another eventful weekend in the world of Kanye West's Twitter account, as Kanye effusively praised Will Ferrell and announced the title of his next album: Turbo Grafx 16.
Top Tracks: March 21 - 27
The top tracks lists of the last few weeks got a little stale, with some songs (Drake's "Summer Sixteen," Travi$ Scott's "Uber Everywhere" remix, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz's "Gotta Lotta") appearing week after week without much in the way of competition showing up to unseat them. Well, that changes this week, where the top nine tracks on the site are all newcomers.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
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 Denounces Homophobes, Shows Support For LGBT Community On Twitter
Like many others, Kid Cudi shared a few words about the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend. While many celebrities chose to simply send "thoughts and prayers" to those affected, Cudi made sure to speak to the LGBT community. "I wish there was more I could do than tweet, build awareness and donate money. Thats not enough. Not for me," he wrote, before intructing any of his homophobic followers to unfollow him immediately. "IF YOU ARE AN INSECURE HOMOPHOBE AND HAVE A ISSUE WITH GAYS AND EQUALITY, UNFOLLOW ME NOW. THANK YOU," he said.
Kid Cudi To Play Ari Gold’s Assistant In “Entourage” Movie
2014 is already looking like a huge year for Kid Cudi.