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  • Cover of SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
    As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Reveals New "Hard Core" Mixtape Release Date [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    When Lil Kim released a freestyle this week, rehashing her beef with the currently hotter than ever Nicki Minaj, it seemed like an announcement may follow soon. Right no time, Kim has given us a new release date for her oft-delayed project, Hard Core 2k13. 
  • Cover of Curren$y Announces New Jet Life Compilation Mixtape "Organized Crime"
    Curren$y may have just blessed fans with his Saturday Night Car Tunes project slightly more than a week ago, but the Jet Life general already has another free project lined up.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Inspires A College Course
    Inspiring college courses is rarely thought of as a benchmark for songwriters, but with the works of Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen and 2Pac all being the focus of past classes at accredited universities, maybe it's time we start doing so.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Faints At Chicago Show
    Kid Cudi is known to be a pretty active performer, and it seems like his live show got the best of him last night in Chicago. The Cleveland rapper lowered himself to the photo pit level below stage at the show, interacting with fans and signing an autograph before collapsing quite suddenly.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
    The other day Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to declare a new initiative for his fans. Lupe announced he'd be offering up a personalized one verse song for fans for the price of $500. He made it clear this is not for a feature or collaboration, but for the fan's own personal enjoyment.  
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar To Debut "m.A.A.d" Short Film Next Month
    Though hip-hop artists are currently prone to using the phrase "it's gonna be a movie" when talking about their next project, Kendrick Lamar's semi-autobiographical good kid, m.A.A.d city was one of the few to actually fit that description, detailing a day in the life of a South Central teen.
  • Cover of Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Expecting Second Child
    It looks like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz will be adding another member to their family. The power couple announced early Thursday morning that they are expecting their second child together.
  • Cover of Rihanna Parties With 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners
    If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you know she's actively been involved in all things World Cup, watching each match and tweeting whatever goes down, showing her support for a variety of countries.
  • Cover of French Montana's "Mac & Cheese 4" Dropping In November, Will Feature Kanye West And will.i.am
    This year, French Montana has seemed to focus more on mentoring younger artists like Chinx and Lil Durk than on his own music, but that's soon to change. Speaking with MTV yesterday while standing next to Durk, Montana revealed that his next album, Mac & Cheese 4, is scheduled for release in November.
  • Cover of French Montana Reveals Upcoming Single From "Mac & Cheese 4" Album
    Yesterday you might have noticed our list of "Top Hip-Hop Club Bangers From The Past Decade"-- unsurprisingly, French Montana was on there multiple times with hits like "Pop That" and "Ocho Cinco." Now that French is gearing up for his sophomore album, which is going to be the fourth instalment of the Mac & Cheese
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
    Kid Cudi recently gave his opinion to Esquire magazine on a number of random topics, including Justin Bieber's bad boy behavior.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Goes On Twitter Rant Against "So-Called" Thugs & Crooked Cops
    We've seen Jay Electronica return to music in recent times, just yesterday he appeared alongside the New Royals on "Minutes of Moog" and put the internet topsy-turvy with his verse alone, as he is warrant to do.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Sued By Chipotle [Update: Ocean Cuts A Check, Writes "Fuck Off" On It]
    Chipotle may fill our stomachs, but they're looking to burn a hole right through Frank Ocean's pocket.
  • Cover of 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.
  • Cover of Stream Kid Cudi's New Album "Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon"
     By now most of you are aware that Kid Cudi surprised everyone last week and released his new album Satellite Flight: The Journey To The Mother Moon. For those who haven’t been able to cop it yet or even listen to it, today’s your lucky day as Spotify gives users a free stream of the entire album.
  • Cover of Review: Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon"
    Although none of his albums have really been critical hits, Kid Cudi’s main appeal is using outside, atypical influences and sounds to articulate some sort of emotional journey into the tortured soul.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says Beyoncé Gave Him Confidence In Releasing "Satellite Flight"
    As soon as Kid Cudi surprise-released his new album Satellite Flight, people started saying he'd "pulled a Beyoncé", something that was also said the Air Yeezys dropped, so it's only a matter of time before Beyoncé just becomes a synonym for "surprise".
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" & Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" First Week Sales Projections
    With both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight out now (although the latter is only out digitally), we've received first week sales projections for each.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released]
     It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes. 
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