Lorde has accused Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing stage design from her Melodrama world tour. Last night, West and Cudi debuted their Kids See Ghosts live show at Camp Flog Gnaw, and a big part of the production was a giant floating box that they performed from on stage. During Lorde’s … More »
This past weekend, Tyler, The Creator brought his annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival to LA’s Dodger Stadium. This time around, the festival’s big news was the debut performance of Kids See Ghosts. Kanye West and Kid Cudi formed the duo earlier this year and released a seven-song debut album, and they … More »
Musical guests on Saturday Night Live basically always perform two songs: One just after midnight, another just before the end of the show. But Kanye West is unorthodox in many ways, and his gig on SNL’s season premiere tonight was unorthodox too. After performing “I Love It” with Lil Pump and “More »
Kanye West is performing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, maybe as a last-minute replacement for Ariana Grande. He also has plans to release a new album, Yandhi, to coincide with it. TMZ is now reporting that he’ll bring some special guests along with him for the night, including Lil Pump, … More »
Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, “This Is America.” It was an exciting teaser for a pair of lukewarm tracks that he shared in July, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” My colleague Chris DeVille titled his The Week In Pop … More »
Kid Cudi interviewing Jaden Smith might be the best thing in hip-hop news all month. Appearing in The New Vanguard Issue of VMAN40, the topic at hand was sparked when Smith congratulated Kid Cudi on his most recent project, Kids See Ghost, and how generally well-received the Kanye-assisted release was. As Cudi begins talking about how much of a dream it was to work with Ye himself, he sneaks in a note on how he and Jaden should collaborate on a project as well. Perhaps the snippet is less an idea in passing and more or a foreshadowing to a future rap collaboration with serious multi-generational appeal.
Cudi offers, “Maybe one day we’ll do an album bro,” to Smith. Of course, the “Icon” rapper is all for it. Smith responds, “I’ll have to get a few more albums under my belt. I’m going to have to grow, but that would be the biggest dream of mine.”
The Man on the Moon crooner continues by praising Smith on how young he started his music career. What’s more — just last year in a Reddit AMA, Jaden Smith revealed his dream collaboration was Kid Cudi. Talk about putting things into existence, fingers crossed for this one.
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Earlier this year, old collaborators Kanye West and Kid Cudi formed a new group, a duo called Kids See Ghosts, and they released their self-titled debut. And earlier this week, we learned the details on Kids See Ghosts’ first-ever advertised live show. West and Cudi have shared plenty of stages over the years, … More »
KIDS SEE GHOSTS, the hip-hop super duo made up of Kanye West and Kid Cudi, are performing under the moniker for the first time at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival located at Dodger Stadium in Los Angelas, California. The festival, hosted by Tyler, the Creator will take place later this year, grabbing a new weekend on November 10-11. The Kanye and Cudi-topped lineup has landed in full, revealing a stacked roster of talent for this year’s installment.
Acts on the docket include Flatbush Zombies, Billie Eilish, Playboi Carti, Virgil Abloh, PUSHA‑T, Post Malone, Ms. Lauryn Hill, SZA, A$AP Rocky, The Internet, BROCKHAMPTON, Kali Uchis, Jaden Smith, Earl Sweatshirt, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday August 17. This marks the seventh edition of Camp Flog Gnaw. Kid Cudi headlined the festival last year along with Lana Del Rey, Justice, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Solange, Migos, Mac Miller, Lil Yachty, Kehlani, and of course the Odd Future boss himself.
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Travis Scott‘s newest album, the long-anticipated, ASTROWORLD, has proven itself extraplanetary, indeed. After a little over a week since its release, the album has eclipsed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart — beating out Drake‘s multiple-record-breaking double-sided album, Scorpion, which held a fierce five-week streak at the top. Somewhat ironically, Drake is among the flood of high-profile acts to be featured on the album (appearing on “SICKO MODE”), also including Frank Ocean, James Blake, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, and even Stevie Wonder.
ASTROWORLD is the “Goosebumps” rapper’s third studio album, following his 2015 breakthrough release Rodeo followed by the following year’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. Scott also capped off 2017 with his collaborative project with Quavo of Migos, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.
Despite its astronomical success, ASTRO didn’t arrive without its abundant share of hiccups, including a slew of false release date announcements and a sundry of production delays. The carnival-themed album stands as Scott’s second chart-topper, garnering a whopping equivalent of 537,000 album units, with 270,000 of those in traditional album sales.