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Spotify Has Compiled The Ultimate 4/20 Playlist

In honor of today’s… err… holiday, Spotify has compiled a list of all of the songs most frequently included on 4/20-themed playlists, along with a few other fun facts. According to Spotify, 75 percent of the 40,000+ 4/20 playlists on the site were created by men, and unsurprisingly, the most-streamed 4/20 track is Cypress Hill’… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

OutKast Opener Kid Cudi Tells Quiet Crowd To Suck His Dick

Last night, Outkast wrapped up a three-night concert series in their hometown of Atlanta called #ATLast (there’s photos from the event here, if you’re interested). Kid Cudi was one of the openers on Saturday and, according to a Redditor who says that they were at the show, he got fed up with the crowd not… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014 - 10:52 am

The Week In Pop: Kid Cudi, The Loneliest Stoner

Even though he parted ways with G.O.O.D. Music last year, Kid Cudi will probably never make it all the way out of Kanye West’s shadow. Many of us first encountered Scott Mescudi as Kanye’s foil on 2008’s triumphantly dour “Welcome To Heartbreak,” and Cudi’s ambition to transcend the confines of hip-hop has long mirrored that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West’s ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn’t clear which of Kanye’s army of collaborators helped out on which songs, or who many of those collaborators even were. We’d read stories of Paris apartment recording sessions with Daft Punk, or of Rick Rubin helping Kanye strip his tracks down to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am

Big Boi – “She Hates Me” (Feat. Kid Cudi)

Next week, Big Boi releases his all-over-the-place solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and we’ve already heard a whole pile of its songs: “She Said OK,” “Gossip,” “Mama Told Me,” “Lines,” “In The A.” And now here’s yet another: “She Hates Me,” a profoundly bummed relationship song with a drunkenly-gargled Kid Cudi hook. Hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 10:38 am

Kanye West – “Mercy” Video (Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

Today, Kanye West delivers the video for “Mercy,” the excellent Big Sean/Pusha T/2 Chainz posse cut that he released back in April. Directed by Nabil, the video is a stark and elemental black-and-white thing: The four rappers (plus one woman, a couple of expensive videos, and a dancing Kid Cudi) in a gigantic unfurnished room,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Kid Cudi – “Mr. Rager” Video

In the video for his brooding anthem “Mr. Rager,” Kid Cudi battles a comically huge mob of weapon-wielding miscreants. The fighting itself is dimly lit and badly choreographed, the two surprise endings are both lame, and Cudi himself does not exactly make the world’s most believable badass street-fighter. Still, anything that brings to mind memorie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” Video

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s most triumphant brass fanfare meets the Star Wars font it was always intended for, along with a cameo from Rihanna with Ye on top of a cop car and Cudi in red leather, both MJ style (our [redacted] dead) and a nod to Enter The Void’s opening title sequence, all… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm

St. Vincent, Kid Cudi, Cage, Roots Do “Maniac” On Fallon

Kid Cudi packed the stage with lots of friends for “Maniac.” St. Vincent did her sample — from Actor’s “The Strangers” live, while Cage sang/rapped and the Roots backed them. The best instrument on stage, besides St. Vincent’s pipes (and Cage’s leather jacket), was the iPhone used for extra percussion. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / November 4, 2010 - 10:29 am

Kanye West – “The Joy” (Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson & Kid Cudi)

Another G.O.O.D. Fridays track from Mr. West, a man who you could say is overexposed, if you were a dick. This one features Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, some vocals from Charlie Wilson, and a samples of Curtis Mayfield’s velvety “The Makings Of You,” compliments of producer Pete Rock.

There’s another sample at work,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 1, 2010 - 11:43 am

The 11 Best Videos Of The Week

Just like last week, here are this week’s attention-worthy videos. New ones from Serena-Maneesh, Antony and the Johnsons, Gatekeeper, Gordon Voidwell, James Blake, Kid Cudi, Mark Ronson, Torche, and Warpaint, along with a cute/creepy kid video from Foals and a cute, not-creepy cat filled video from Holy Fuck. Enjoy:… More »

By: jessica / October 15, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Kanye Updates “Power” For SNL, Drops “Denim Flow”

Having promised to cancel G.O.O.D. Friday after a hacker (?) leaked the apparently unfinished Bon Iver-sampling “Lost In The World,” this morning Yeezy forgave the Internet and tweeted a new song anyway. Thanks Kanye! I’ll toast to your non-douchiness. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 2, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Kanye West – “Good Friday”

Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Charlie Wilson guest on “Good Friday,” the laid-back, Freddie Scott (or Biz Markie?) sampling title track from @KanyeWest’s forward-thinking digital singles series. The rapper’s apparently been having a blast at NY’s Fashion Week kickoff (“This is the best night of my life,” he tweeted tonight, hours after… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 10, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Rostam, Best Coast, Kid Cudi @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 7/20/10

Converse STEPPED IT UP (punstyles) with this year’s installment of their commercial/song experiment, bringing a live show component to the campaign. I’m still not entirely clear on how people got in and ticketed to the invite/RSVP free show, but folks were there, drinking free drinks, unsure of what to make of it all. If you… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 22, 2010 - 11:19 am

Best Coast, Rostam & Kid Cudi – “All Summer” Video

When we posted “All Summer,” the Converse-funded collaboration between Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij, it was accompanied by a photo of the trio mugging with over-sized versions of their own heads. They put the heads to use with a game of musical masks in this video that finds “Cudi, Rostam, and… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Best Coast, Rostam & Kid Cudi – “All Summer”

Converse just released the next in its series of unlikely collaborations — last summer it was Santigold, Julian Casablancas and Pharrell doing “My Drive Thru.” This year, it’s an explicit summer anthem — Bethany Cosentino sings “All year long / We wait for sun” between Kid Cudi’s verses, while Rostam Batmanglij contributes the melody and… More »

By: jessica / July 8, 2010 - 11:08 am

Kid Cudi Adds Rhymes, Christian Bale To LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean”

When evaluating LCD Soundsystem’s newest, we said This Is Happening opener “Dance Yrself Clean” gets things going perfectly. It’s a great establishing shot, Murphy suggesting you laugh things off and cut a rug instead, even when the push/pull remains. Seeing that instrumental opening section as a blank slate, Kid Cudi takes the song — or… More »

By: brandon / May 28, 2010 - 2:38 pm

Kid Cudi & Ratatat Bring “Pursuit Of Happiness” To Letterman

On Friday, Kid Cudi brought “Pursuit Of Happiness,” a Ghostbusters t-shirt, and Ratatat (sans MGMT) to David Letterman. This live take on Man On The Moon’s lit third single also comes with a trio of sharp-dressed backup singers, strings, and expressive soloing via Mike Stroud. Letterman knows what’s up, rightly commenting there was “a lot… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009 - 12:45 pm

New Kid Cudi (Feat. MGMT & Ratatat) – “Pursuit Of Happiness”

Following “Day ‘N’ Nite” and the Kanye and Common-featuring “Make Her Say,” “Pursuit Of Happiness” is Man On The Moon: The End Of Day’s third single and the first to feature the production of Ratatat and vocals of MGMT. (The Ratatat guys also produce and appear on “Alive.”) It’s a mellow positive track that let… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2009 - 9:04 am

SXSW 2009: Kanye, Common, Cudi, Badu @ FADER Fort

In the second worst surprise (oh hai, Lars) of SXSW, a denim-clad Kanye West served as ringleader of the G.O.O.D. Music showcase at Levi’s/FADER Fort Saturday night. “It feels so good to rock for you tonight,” he told a packed tent at the start of a three hour set that alternated between his hits and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2009 - 11:41 pm
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