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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— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 14, 2018
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.
Travis Scott released his star-studded new album Astroworld last week. Today, he shares the star-studded music video for the most star-studded track on the album, “Stop Trying To Be God,” which brings together Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Philip Bailey, James Blake, Kid Cudi, and Stevie Wonder. As it happens, Scott plays God in … More »
Kid Cudi recently stepped back into the spotlight with Kids See Ghosts, his new collaborative album with longtime mentor Kanye West. And in Billboard‘s latest cover story, he gives his first interview since that release, discussing the album, his struggles with mental health, and more. More »
Scott Mescudi is a messy figure in hip-hop history, having acquired a fervent cult of stardom over the last 10 years that doesn’t reflect the inconsistency of his creative output. A naturally gifted melodicist and expressive producer, but a laughably poor lyricist ham-fisted in his execution, Kid Cudi’s inflated sense of self-importance shamefully oversteps his … More »
Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor’s new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced by Kanye West has concluded at last. Taylor’s project marked the fifth and theoretically final LP out of Kanye’s orbit in as many weeks. More »
Ty Dolla $ign gets around. The R&B lothario releases quite a bit of his own music — 11 full-lengths and two EPs since 2011, plus a joint project with Jeremih called MihTy dropping later this month — but the collaborative section of his discography sprawls as endlessly as his native LA. At the end of … More »
Throughout his career, Lido has proven himself to be among the most forward-thinking producers around. From his heartfelt debut album, Everything, to his high-energy, career-boosting Soundcloud singles, his unique blend of soul, electronic production, and songwriting prowess has kept everyone intently waiting for his next release. For his latest project, the Norwegian producer has unveiled a seven-minute reimagining of Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s critically acclaimed album, Kids See Ghosts.
Titled kidsloveghosts, the project is not Lido’s first attempt at creating something from a Kanye West album. In 2016, the artist released The Life of Peder, a similarly eclectic interpretation on West’s The Life of Pablo. Lido once again proves his masterful ear for production and remixing, seamlessly weaving the seven-track project into a comprehensive electronic composition. The piece jumps between stunningly vibrant low-end punches and acoustic, soulful ballads, assisted by Lido’s multi-instrumental talents. Available for free on his website, this is a must hear for Lido, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West fans around the world.