Kid Cudi Reveals Tracklist For "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin"
The best source for all things Kid Cudi is Kid Cudi's Twitter, which he spontaneously updates every several weeks with new information regarding his upcoming releases. Monday afternoon, he revealed the tracklist for his upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin.
Charts Don't Lie: September 21
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot. After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Top Tracks: September 12 - September 18
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack. We've already got a diss apiece from both parities involved, and although Meek's came in too late on Sunday night to be counted in Top Tracks this week, Game's is in here, and you can be sure Meek's will be next week.
Travis Scott Hospitalized For Dehydration
Travis Scott has had a big month, between the release of his sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and his new global publishing deal with Universal. Evidently it's caught up to him, as he was admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon for dehyradtion.
Tracking Kid Cudi's Influence
As he's prone to do these days, Kid Cudi went on a Twitter rant of epic proportions earlier this week, talking about crushing "the entire existence" of "clowns" who "be having 30 people write songs for them," singling out Kanye West and Drake, and proclaiming, "I am the culture." Ye and Drizzy, both currently on nationwide tours, responded onstage the next night, with the former taking a more prideful,
Travis Scott's "La Flame" Doc Features Kanye West, Puff Daddy & Seth Rogen
Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight is officially Travis Scott's first #1 album, and following the LP's success, he's now giving fans a look into the creation of the project. A new 20-minute documentary follows the rapper on tour, as well as during the recording sessions of his new album, but it's something that really needs to be seen to be believed.
Charts Don't Lie: September 14
The addition of a couple new hip hop albums shakes up the pecking order this week on the Billboard 200 chart. Travis Scott scores his first #1 album with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, while Isaiah Rashad comes in at #17 with The Sun's Tirade, his first full-length LP. Drake is back in the top 3 with VIEWS, Bryson Tiller celebrates 50 weeks on the chart with TRAPSOUL, and Frank Ocean barely holds onto top 10 placement during Blonde's third week out.
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
Travis Scott Says Another Kanye West Remix Is Coming Soon
It looks like Kanye West is about to hop on another remix soon. After giving Desiigner’s “Timmy Turner” the upgrade last week, Yeezy is expected to do the same for one of the tracks off Travis Scott’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight album.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Travis Scott Signs Worldwide Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group has finally locked down an artist they've been "chasing for years," according to the label's chairman and CEO, Jody Gerson. Fresh off the announcement of a #1 album with Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott has signed a worldwide deal with Grand Hustle Publishing/Universal Music Publishing Group.
Nicki Minaj, Tyga, DeJ Loaf Attend Alexander Wang Show; Travis Scott, Desiigner Perform
Alexander Wang's 2016 #WangSquad features a who's who of rap and R&B artists, including ASAP Ferg, Tinashe, Metro Boomin, Vince Staples, Big Sean, Tyga, and Travis Scott, so it wasn't all that surprising to see some of those faces (and a few more) in attendance at the designer's New York Fashion Week show. Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Kylie Jenner were seated front row at the event, and other artists spotted included Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, Christina Milian and Madonna.
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Will Debut At No. 1
As predicted, Travis Scott's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight will become the No. 1 album in the country. Released exclusively for sale on iTunes and for streaming via Apple Music, Scott's sophomore LP racked up over 88k in streaming equivalent album sales in its first week, reports HDD.
All The Drug References On Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Travis Scott has always made his fondness for drugs a central feature of his music, but Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight might be his druggiest project yet, as far as sheer amount of references. He and the various featured artists mention everything from crack to DMT, and today, we've catalogued every pertinent lyric.
Travis Scott Drops New "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Merch
Travis Scott capitalized on the popularity of "90210" with a new line of merch last month, including hoodies and tees. Now, Scott is looking to take advantage of his latest album, "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight."
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" (Review)
If there's one thing Travis Scott excels at, it's sounding cool. There was the grungy glam sound he lent to Yeezus tracks "New Slaves" and "Guilt Trip," his first introduction to many of us, and his defining moment in the Kanye West think tank spotlight.
Travis Scott, Migos, Pusha T To Perform At GOOD Music Pop-Up Show In NYC Tonight
After performing two consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden, Kanye is premiering his Yeezy Season 4 in New York today, but he's still got at least one more event planned. Later tonight, Pusha T has revealed that Kanye's label, GOOD Music, will be putting on a pop-up show at the Highline Ballroom.While Kanye is not on the bill, Travis Scott, Migos, Desiigner, Pusha T, Tyga, and more are scheduled to perform, and while it hasn't been confirmed, it seems likely that Ye could also make an appearance. Details of the show can be found below.
Travis Scott Says "Cruel Winter" Is "Very Youthful," Updates Fans On Release
Travis Scott is currently surrounded by the hype he created with the release of his new project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, but during La Flame's live stream of the album on his Beats 1 radio platform, the G.O.O.D. Music signee also revealed some more reasons to get hype: he's executive producing Cruel Winter.
Top Tracks: August 29 - September 4
The week before Labor Day brought us some nice late summer treats in the form of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Isaiah Rashad's The Sun's Tirade, and Fabolous' Summertime Shootout 2. Of those, Scott's album was definitely the most feverishly anticipated, thanks to some delays as well as his substantial fanbase, and that popularity shows in this week's edition of Top Tracks. Scott leads the pack with three appearances, but oddly enough, none as a lead artist.
First Week Sales Projections For Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Just a day after its release, the first-week sales projections for Travis Scott's new album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, have arrived. Scott premiered the album live on his new ".Wav" radio show on Beats 1, and he soon released it as an Apple exclusive, for retail sale on iTunes and for streaming on Apple Music.