Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music put their heads together on the religious-themed cover of Complex magazine’s August/September 2012 issue, available on newsstands August 7. The cover story, which features a Q&A with Pusha T, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz, Common, John Legend, and Q-Tip, can be read here.
Kid Cudi makes a simple request of a friend on “Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More of This Whiskey!,” an aptly-titled freebie from everyone’s favorite moon man. Cudder reworks his hit “GHOST!” on the self-produced track, reversing its instrumental while tacking on drums and guitar, and returning to his rap roots.
Kid Cudi went back to his hip-hop roots during a recent show in Geneseo, New York, spitting some new bars for the electric crowd. After requesting the audience’s permission, Cudder energetically started rapping, beginning acapella before Dot Da Genius came in with rapid snare drums and booming bass hits.
Kid Cudi takes a dictatorial stance on “The Ruler & The Killer,” a new song featured on the soundtrack to one of this summer’s biggest films, The Hunger Games. “You don’t talk, you don’t say nothin’, OK?!” chants a powerful Cudder over pounding bass drums and scathing electric guitars.
Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius have been known to create magic, previously working together on hits like “Day ‘N’ Nite,” “Marijuana,” and “Trapped in My Mind.” On February 28, the duo will cast an unbinding spell on its self-titled collaborative album WZRD. Listen to 30-second snippets of the LP’s 11 rock-infused tracks below.
Kid Cudi proves music to be the finest drug, injecting the masses with a “Dose of Dopeness.” Preparing for the release of their collaboative rock-effort WZRD, Dot Da Genius dug into his crates and released this gem he produced for Cudder back in ’08. “So fuckin’ underground, barely on YouTube/ Till ‘Day ‘N’ Nite,’ now they all got a clue who,” raps Mr. Rager.
DOWNLOAD: Kid Cudi – Dose of Dopeness
Kid Cudi longs for the comfort of his girlfriend’s presence on “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie,” the first single from his rock album WZRD with producer Dot Da Genius, due February 28. “I want you girl, I need your body right here,” croons a miserable Cudder.
DOWNLOAD: WZRD – Teleport 2 Me, Jamie
Kid Cudi has revealed the tracklist for WZRD, his rock album with producer Dot Da Genius. The project, due February 28, features the lead single “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie,” named after Cudi’s girlfriend Jamie Baretta. He later added, “‘The Dream Time Machine’ is gonna make you wanna take acid, in a cotton candy house, with cotton candy walls. Blue cotton candy.” See the full tracklist below.