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Kid Cudi feat. Travis Scott – “Baptized in Fire”

Earlier this year, “Through The Late Night” (off Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight), marked Travis Scott‘s first time dream collaboration with his biggest influence, Kid Cudi.  La Flame teams up with his idol again on “Baptized in Fire.”  The two croon over a bass-heavy dark and interstellar production that will be included on Cudder‘s upcoming album  Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ expected December 16.  Listen here.

 

Kid Cudi – “Goodbye”

Opening with a classic Tupac line from Juice, Kid Cudi sets the tone for his latest track  “Goodbye” that puts a spin on the Pink Floyd classic, “Goodbye Cruel World.” Produced by Dot Da Genius (aka WZRD) the production is dark, but simultaneously inspirational  and will likely be featured on one of his two albums set to drop this year.  Stream below on Soundcloud.

Album Stream: Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Kid Cudi‘s new album, Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven.  Self-described as “Alternative” instead of Hip Hop, the album is a far cry from his galactic production laced with melodies and rhythmic bars.  His latest creation is a harsh, cutting edge punk rock hodgepodge filled with guitars and angst.  Listen to the experimental project below via Spotify.

Hip Hop News 6/8

Apple unveils one-stop-shop music service at WWDC15. (Read More)

Hip Hop reacted to to officer involved in McKinney, Texas incident.  (Read More) 

New Jersey State Police used tear gas and made arrests at Summer Jam. (Read More)

Chance The Rapper‘s Surf LP got over 618,000 album downloads and 10 million single downloads in its first week. (Read More)

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Ice Cube announced N.W.A. reunion concert. (Read More)

Rae Sremmurd‘s Slim Jimmy split his leg open during his GovBallNYC show. (Read More)

Kid Cudi dissed Angie Martinez on Twitter, and she responded.  (Read More) 

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 43

430. Kid Cudi‘s “Maniac” and “Marijuana” videos were directed by Shia Labeouf. 1

429.  Before he was president, Vic Mensa ran through Obama‘s backyard trying to escape the cops due to writing graffiti.2

428.  Big Sean started writing “Win Some or Lose Some” in 2012. (3:50 mark) 

427. Chance The Rapper got his Madonna collaboration after being recommended by Jay Z.  3

426.  ScHoolboy Q hates ketchup.4

425. Will Smith introduced Afeni Shakur and Voletta Wallace, Tupac and Biggie‘s moms, for the first time at the 1999 VMAs.5

424. Epic wanted Ghostface Killah to add two more verses to “Cherchez La Ghost.” 6 

423. Juvenile wanted to sign Young Buck to Cash Money, but had no interest in Lloyd Banks.7 

422. Action Bronson was once in a tampon commercial. (0:10 mark)

421. Prodigy and Havoc (of Mobb Deep) were introduced to each other in the lunchroom at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan when they were 15.8

1. [http://www.mtv.com/news/1666363/shia-labeouf-kid-cudi-maniac-video/]
2. [http://thesource.com/2015/04/22/watch-vic-mensas-interview-on-power-106/]
3. [http://www.mtv.com/news/2091049/chance-the-rapper-jay-z-madonna-frank-ocean-advice/]
4. [http://www.mtv.com/news/1894624/schoolboy-q-vma-artist-to-watch-video/]
5. [http://www.mtv.com/photos/mtv-video-music-awards-1999-highlights/1563697/2506740/photo/]
6. [http://watchloud.com/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-supreme-clientele/2/]
7. [http://watchloud.com/8-things-we-learned-about-juvenile-from-the-breakfast-club/3/]
8. [http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2013/07/mobb_deep_feature.php]

Hip Hop News 4/6

Tidal drops Rihanna and Beyonce exclusives that end up on YouTube.  Erykah Badu also debuted a short Western film on the service.

 Kid Cudi announced a new album is coming soon. (Read More)

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Kendrick Lamar recently got engaged and will throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game this month.

GLC is working on a new album with Kanye West and Dame Dash.  Ye and Dame are also being sued by a Latin music group.

A$AP Rocky and Mos Def Yasiin Bey hit the stage together in London.

Diddy is developing a cartoon for FX. (Read More)

A man is claiming DMX and his entourage stole $3,200 in cash from him at a NJ gas station. (Read More) 

Plies was attacked on stage by a fan in Florida.

Hip Hop News 1/23

Kanye West interrupted the iHeartMedia Music Summit to debut a new track with Rihanna and spoke for 45 minutes. (Read More)

…that time when Kanye West took over our meeting and did an awesome 45 minute talk. (Photo: Bo Matthews)

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Lupe Fiasco addressed his Twitter beef with Kid Cudi on Sway In The Morning: “Talk to me, before I fuck you up.” (Read More)

Pharrell and his trademark hat will be guest starring on The Simpsons next month. (Read More)

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After posting a photo of Malia Obama on Instagram, Joey Bada$$ hears clicks on his phone and believes it’s the government. (Read More)

The Game is currently recording The Documentary 2.  (via Instagram)

Charles Hamilton is trying to make a comeback with the help of Rita Ora. (Read More)

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 38

Did you know?

380. Redman developed a foot fetish after working at a women’s shoe store as a teenager.

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379. Tupac was planning on opening a restaurant called Powamekka Cafe, a play on the words “power” and “Mecca.” 1

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378. Dr. Dre can’t stand N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton and says he threw it together in six weeks so that the group could have something to sell out of the trunk. 2

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377. Tommy Hilfiger sales reached an all-time high after Snoop wore an oversized shirt by the designer on SNL in 1994. 3

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376. Andre 3000 originally submitted the “Rosa Parks” instrumental to R& B group Total4

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375. Nas I Am… intro samples the Amityville Horror score.

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374. Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” video was inspired by artist Marina Abramovic’s MoMA performance. 5

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373. Queen Latifah named Naughty by Nature.  She also managed the group along with OutKastMonica, Fu-SchnickensSWV, Faith Evans and many others.

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372. Kid Cudi used to work at the BAPE NYC store and had to chase customer Kanye West down before leaving the store to take off a clothing sensor. 6

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371. Biggie’s “Warning” beat was originally meant for Big Daddy Kane7

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References:
1. [http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/09/13/shock-g-and-smif-n-wessun-talk-tupacs-eating-habits-i-never-seen-him-eat-a-vegetable-not-once-in-the-five-years-i-knew-him]
2. [http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-in-compton-with-snoop-and-dre-20101029]
3. [http://www.biography.com/people/tommy-hilfiger-594098]
4. [http://www.vibe.com/article/what-millennials-should-know-about-outkasts-aquemini-lp?utm_source=sc-tw&utm_medium=ref&utm_campaign=Outkast]
5. [http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/jay-z-picasso-baby-video-mark-romanek-hbo.html]
6. [http://www.complex.com/music/2013/04/a-history-of-kid-cudi-and-good-music/meet-at-the-bape-store]
7. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.2562/title.10-crucial-facts-about-biggie-s-ready-to-die-]