Kid Cudi is preparing to embark on a North American tour in support his 2016 album Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin.
Starting September 30, fans can catch him on the road for a run shows that end in November. Cudi has been relatively quiet in 2017 following a rough 2016, which saw him check into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. Things seem to be better now as he informed fans that he “was good” at his BET Experience performance in June and was recently spotted hanging out with Kanye West.
Check out all Cudi’s upcoming tour dates below.
09-30 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann 10-01 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 10-03 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre 10-04 – Toronto, Ontario – Rebel Complex 10-06 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage 10-07 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center at CSU 10-08 – Washington, D.C. – Echostage 10-11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater 10-12 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre 10-14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live 10-15 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center 10-17 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World 10-19 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center 10-22 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory 10-28 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre 10-29 – Los Angeles, CA – Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 11-02 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion 11-04 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom 11-06 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center 11-08 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom 11-10 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium 11-11 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir 11-14 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium 11-17 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort 11-18 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater 11-21 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum 11-22 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Tyler The Creator Unveils Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 Lineup
Tyler The Creator has put together a diverse lineup for this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.
The Odd Future founder unveiled the bill for the 2017 edition, which includes everyone from Migos to legendary jazz musician Roy Ayers. 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Kamaiyah, Lil Yachty and Denzel Curry are just some the notable Hip Hop acts set to perform.
Much the OFWGKTA crew is set to perform too, including Earl Sweatshirt and The Internet. Solange, Lana Del Rey, Kehlani and Kelis are among the other big names slated for the festival.
Check out the entire lineup below.
Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 takes place October 28-29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. Passes go on sale this Thursday (August 17) at noon PDT. Find more information at the festival’s website.
Kanye West & Kid Cudi Photo Sets Off More Collab Speculation
Japan – To say that Kanye West and Kid Cudi have chemistry together is an understatement. They’ve fallen out on multiple occasions and reconciled their differences publicly. Together they’ve made some incredible music, and, if we’re lucky, they could be joining forces again.
Talk some kind collaboration from the two, possibly called Everybody Wins, has been revitalized thanks to a recent trip to Japan where they linked up with artist Takashi Murakami, the man behind the cover for Graduation and the artwork featured in the “Good Morning” video.
On Friday (August 11), Murakami posted a picture on Instagram that features himself, Cudi, and West, standing in front a wall at his studio. The caption below reads “Long to no see @kidcudi and #kanyewest. Thank you for coming to my studio. It was fire???.”
Mention a possible project comes from Coodie Rock, the co-owner Creative Control LLC and long-time Kanye video collaborator, and Greg “Olskool Ice-Gre” Lewis, the first A&R for G.O.O.D. Music, who also posted photos the same visit to their accounts.
Rock’s group photo contains the three artists with the caption, “Coming Dec 31st! #EVERYBODYWINS #GODisGREAT.” Lewis’ picture also featured the three artists with the caption “Coming Dec 31st #EverybodyWins.”
Fans began to speculate about a joint project last December when Cudi’s tour drummer Mike Moore uploaded a video to Instagram featuring an in-progress Cudi project with West vocals. The post was quickly deleted but the video was captured by KanyeToThe.
Last month, West and Cudi were spotted in Los Angeles, along with their former manager Plain Pat.
With production credits in The Life Pablo and Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’, Pat’s inclusion could mean that something really is in the works.
West and Cudi collaborated on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” f West’s latest album, The Life Pablo. DX named it the third best song 2016.
Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Lil Uzi Vert & More To Appear On "NBA Live 18" Soundtrack
The Virtual Basketball Court – The NBA Live franchise is still trying to gain ground on the massive success that is NBA 2K. EA Sports’ next entry, NBA Live 18, faces an uphill battle against its 2K Sports counterpart but one thing it can boast about is its soundtrack.
EA unveiled the musical lineup for this year’s iteration, which is stacked with some the top names in Hip Hop. Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and Kid Cudi are just a few the prominent artists featured in the game. Emerging acts like Aminé, Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kyle are also included.
Stream a portion the NBA Live 18 soundtrack and check out the entire tracklist below.
2 Chainz, “4 AM” f. Travis Scott Aminé, “Heebiejeebies” f. Kehlani Ayo & Teo, “Rolex” Dave East, “Paper Chasin” f. A$AP Ferg Ezri, “1/1” Gorillaz, “Let Me Out” f. Pusha T and Mavis Staples Joey Bad4$$, “Ring The Alarm” f. Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Meechy Darko Flatbush Zombies Kamaiyah, “How Does It Feel” Kap G, “Rings” Kendrick Lamar, “DNA.” Khary, “Find Me” Kid Cudi, “Surfin’” f. Pharrell Williams Kyle, “Want Me Bad” f. Cousin Stizz Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3” MGK, “Trap Paris” f. Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign Mura Masa, “All Around The World” f. Desiigner Nas x J Dilla, “The Season” NAV, “NAV” Nick Grant, “Get Up” f. WatchtheDuck Playboi Carti, “wokeuplikethis*” f. Lil Uzi Vert PnB Rock, “Stand Back” f. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Rapsody, “OooWee” f. Anderson .Paak Rick Ross, “Summer Seventeen” Russ, “I’m Here” Stefflon Don, “Real Ting” THEY., “U-RITE” Tunji Ige, “Pounds” Year Of The Ox, “Jet Lag” Yellow Claw, “City On Lockdown” (Instrumental Mix)
Andre 3000 Praises Young Thug: To Do Those Things He Does, You Have To Have Big Balls
Some OutKast fans were shocked when Erykah Badu compared “mumble rapper” Young Thug to GOAT contender André 3000.
“Amazing Thugger. Reminds me a certain ATLien I know,” tweeted Badu in response to Thug’s controversial Jeffery album cover.
It turns out Dré is a big fan his fellow Atlanta native’s music and style.
3000 spoke about Young Thug in a feature article for Complex.
“He’s exciting,” said Andre. “There’s no box. He’s all over the place. To do those things he does, you have to have big f-ckin’ balls.”
The Love Below creator continued, “It’s almost harder than the guy who’s portraying hard, you know? It’s kind mind-f-cking people. It’s saying, don’t get too comfortable with me. That’s one my mottos: Don’t let people get too comfortable with what you’re doing.”
André is rarely releasing music these days, but he has contributed to recent projects by Frank Ocean, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi.
“There’s always a new wave artists, and sometimes I’m just like, ‘I’m good. I’ll let the young guys do it.’ And whenever they reach out and say, ‘Hey, let’s try something,’ I’m with helping them,” explained Dré. “I’m doing it more for them than for my own self. I don’t get much happiness from doing music like that – I get happiness from pleasing who I’m working with, and helping them, and seeing them be excited.”
Unfortunately, Kast followers should not hold their breath for a new album from the Grammy winning duo.
“Even with Outkast – if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that,” stated 3 Stacks.
He added, “At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
Are Kanye West & Kid Cudi Back In The Studio Together?
Kanye West suffered a mental break and even Jay-Z hurled shots at him—this means there’s a 95% chance his next album is going to be marvelous. Such hopes have only been bolstered after Yeezy, Kid Cudi and Plain Pat were spotted hanging out at the studio.
Plain Pat, born Patrick Reynolds, used to manage both Cudi and Yeezy during the formation some their better work such as the former’s debut Man on the Moon: The End Day and the latter’s The College Dropout, which he A&R’d.
So seeing this trio back on good terms and kicking it reportedly near the studio is only a positive.
West’s new album, titled Turbo Grafx 16 has the potential to be a game changer.
Peep photos Yeezy, Kid Cudi and Plain Pat in their element below.
Hip Hop Week In Review: "4:44," Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian Scandal & Instagram Hackers
HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, JAY-Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, was certified Platinum. Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s family drama spilled over onto social media in the form insults, nudes and exposed text messages. And as if that wasn’t enough, some hackers had some fun playing around on Cardi B and other celebs’ social media accounts.
JAY-Z’s “4:44” Already Platinum
JAY-Z’s TIDAL exclusive album 4:44 has ficially been certified Platinum and rated a 4.4 out 5 by HipHopDX. Sprint, the cellular company that partnered with TIDAL for the release, purchased 1 million downloads, ensuring Mr. Carter’s success. It’s similar to the deal he inked with Samsung in 2013 when he released Magna Carta Holy Grail.
The intimate project openly tackles a lot familial issues and addresses several people either by name or subliminally. Future, Eric Benét, Rev. Al Sharpton, Boosie Badazz, and Prince’s former lawyer Londell McMillian have all responded publicly. Kanye West, who was on the receiving end many JAY’s disses, has yet to react to JAY’s reference (except to reportedly threaten TIDAL with a lawsuit).
Hov also unveiled three new bonus tracks to 4:44 this week — “Adnis,” “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family” and “ManyFacedGod.” The three songs are only available for listening pleasure by actually walking into a store and copping a physical copy, or buying the physical somewhere online and having it delivered to your front door.
Read more about 4:44 and some JAY’s biggest bars here.
Blac Chyna Finessed Rob Kardashian
Blac Chyna reportedly got $100,000 in surgery, $250,000 in jewelry, cars and a rent-free home thanks to ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian. Kardashian took to Instagram to lament about his grievances and ultimately exposed not only her genitals, but also how Chyna has been cheating on him with other men. One the men shared a picture himself laid up in Kardashian’s Versace robe and bed.
Needless to say, no one is shocked nor do they feel sorry for Kardashian, including T.I., who Kardashian accused paying for a threesome with Chyna and his estranged wife Tiny.
Read more about the Chyna & Kardashian saga here.
Hide Yo Instagram, Hide Yo Twitter …
School’s out, summer’s in and the kids are likely bored, so it’s no surprise one would find time to hack a few celebrity social media accounts for fun. Cardi B and Tyler The Creator were this week’s victims social media hackings.
A flurry tweets attacking 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj and others came from Cardi’s social media. After apparently regaining control her account, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper had this message for the hackers: “Whoever hacked my Instagram and my Twitter, suck my dick. You nerdy, geeky, virgin bitch.”
Tyler responded was more nonchalance and tweeted, “lowkey insta got hacked, idk whats next so yeah.”
Read more about these celeb hackings here.
DXclusives: The Beat Junkies, Mega Ran & Kanye West
Beat Junkies DJ Rhettmatic and DJ Babu have ficially opened the Beat Junkie Institute Sound in Los Angeles to help spread the knowledge and techniques turntablists. Speaking with HipHopDX’s Kyle Eustice, Rhettmatic explained why they decided to take the leap.
“We come from a generation where you don’t really share your techniques or your secrets unless you’re in the same crew,” Rhettmatic explains to DX. “Once we hit our 20 year anniversary mark, which was in 2012, it was almost like a resurgence. From there, we realized we should take advantage it, so eventually we got into having our own digital record pool. Once we got that going, we were thinking the next step. The idea teaching came up, but we weren’t ready for it.”
On WWE Smackdown Tuesday (July 4), not only was rapper Wale in attendance, but the show decided to host a rap battle between The New Day and The Usos.
Mega Ran, the New Day’s Xavier Woods’ good friend, helped them prepare for the battle.
“For everybody who’s asking me, I did not write rhymes,” Ran tells HipHopDX. “I just kinda sat and listened. I helped them with their deliveries and getting down the cadence and stuff.”
HipHopDX’s Editor-in-Chief Trent Clark thinks it’s time for Kanye West to defend his name lyrically. It’s something that West has yet to do: create a diss record aimed at someone specific.
“With all the glory found throughout his catalog, you won’t be able to find a singular diss record created by Kanye,” Clark writes. “Sure, he can snapback at a Bob Ezrin or Wiz Khalifa on Twitter, or waste My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy lyrics on the SNL and South Park casts, but he’s been above battling fellow and rival MCs for the duration his career. Several artists, including former collaborators in Freeway and Kid Cudi have opened the door for such a possibility, but the bait was never taken.”
Kid Cudi, Snoop, Wiz and More Kick Off BET Experience at L.A. Live
Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Desiigner, and Playboi Carti kicked f the first day the BET Experience at L.A. Live at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Panda” rapper Desiigner kicked the night f with a energetic performance as he repeatedly jumped f stage and ran into the crowd to party with his fans!
Playboi Carti followed, who shut the stage down following his recent XXL 2017 Freshman Class honor and brought out Lil Uzi Vert for several tracks including “XO TOUR Llif3.”
Pusha T also hit the stage to perform “Untouchable,” “Trouble on My Mind,” and “Mercy” and also brought out The Dream to join him onstage.
Snoop Dogg with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa who had the crowd moving to their undeniable jams including “Young, Wild & Free,” “Black and Yellow,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Gin & Juice” and more. They also brought out friends Ty Dolla $ign, Joey Bada$$ and K Camp.
Last but not least, Kid Cudi took to the stage for the first time after a long break from performing for an enthusiastic crowd devoted fans. He sang his classics including “Mr. Rager,” “Erase Me,” “Ghost” and more! Justin Bieber was also spotted backstage watching Cudi perform “Pursuit Happiness.”