Kid Cudi’s forthcoming Indicud album isn’t scheduled to arrive until April 23. No worries, the G.O.O.D. Music artist and Cleveland-native sticks to his recent promise and debuts a new record titled “Immortal.” It’s Kid Cudi in classic form as he croons over the guitar-laiden anthemic song, which he self-produced. His third solo album will include appearances from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Common, Too $hort and J. Cole.
Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar ripped the Roseland Ballroom with 2 back to back shows. The MissInfo.tv crew brought you exclusive clips of A$AP Rocky and 50 Cent’s memorable guest spots, but we also have an exclusive interview to share. After K.dot rocked his first set, we caught up with him backstage with Hot97 to talk about his current tour run and upcoming projects. He opened up about how much he’s enjoyed his recent TV gigs (like SNL and Letterman). However, the most interesting bit of their convo was definitely about how KL has not started on his next album at all. The Compton rapper says doesn’t want to force anything and is trying to live in the moment and take in his experiences for inspiration.
“I haven’t locked in album mode. I write every day, though. I have ideas all the time, but me going in the studio and locking in, making the next album—I don’t wanna force things. I still want to live in this moment. My biggest mistake today is not living in the moment, and understanding everything that’s going on.
“Right now it would be more of a moment of inspiration,” Kendrick tells Miss Info about when he’ll start recording for his next LP.” Being inspired to go back in and be confident in what I want to say next. I don’t think it would be an actual date.”
The hustle doesn’t stop with Gucci Mane. After aligning with Future on the first installment of Free Bricks in 2011, Gucci returns with the follow-up co-starring his protégé Young Scooter. The duo keep cover most of the 16-track mixtape, with appearances from Waka Flocka Flame and Wale.
Harlem Shake overkill? Probably, but don’t tell that to the Miami Heat. Earlier tonight, Lebron James unveiled his team’s remix video for Bauuer’s number 1 hit. Shoot, even Diddy said he supports the new dance craze, so before you start complaining about being sick of this, insert your own Bosh & Lebron jokes here. Then, press play and laugh with us.
The LBC Lion has finally announced the official release date for his debut reggae album, Reincarnated. Snoop will release his project three days after the biggest weedhead day of the year, 4/20. In an official press release from Snoop’s management, the LP is confirmed to feature Drake, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I. Akon, Rita Ora, & more, and will be released in conjunction with Berhane Sound System, Mad Decent, VICE Music, and RCA Records. Look out for project to hit iTunes and retailers on 4/23.
“We were searching for true reggae music and the message of peace and hope it reflects,” says Snoop Lion of REINCARNATED. “It’s so much a part of who I am, and this record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience. I feel truly honored to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me.”
UPDATE: Snoop unveils the official album cover. Take a look after the jump…
Listen to Snoop Dogg’s latest collabo with DPG after the jump…
Kevin Gates has been buzzing since his inclusion on Pusha T’s Wrath of Caine mixtape and the release of his own project, The Luca Brasi Story, earlier this month. Today the Baton Rouge native, who was just recently signed by Atlantic, brings us the video to his Curren$y-assisted “Just Ride.” The black-and-white clip gives us just a glimpse of some of the high-end cars in this pair’s collections. You can download Gates’ The Luca Brasi Storyhere. (Via Complex)
Watch Dyme-A-Duzin’s “Memories” and Consequence’s “Black Actors” after the jump…
Azealia Banks keeps us dancing with “Barely Legal,” a cover of The Strokes’ song off their 2001 Is This It debut album. After making fans move to her controversial “Harlem Shake” remix, the Harlem-native calls on production crew Lindbergh Palace to add a twist to the original. Azealia also hit Twitter to announcer “Yung Rapunxel,” the lead single off her Broke with Expensive Taste debut album will hit iTunes on March 26.
HA!!! F–k!!! Label Just gave me a release date!!!!!! #YUNGRAPUNXEL goes to iTunes on MARCH 26th.
Rihanna strikes a pose on the cover of Elle UK Magazine‘s April 2013 issue. The Bajan pop star models pieces from her River Island spring/summer 2013 collection, along with additional garments from Louis Vuitton and Prada. Shot in Paris by well renowed photographer Mariano Vivanco, RiRi spends two days with Elle’s Mark Allen in what’s being touted as “her best interview ever.” The special edition double-cover hits newsstands on Wednesday, March 6.
Rihanna’s busy schedule continues as her “Diamonds World Tour” kicks off next week in Buffalo, NY on March 8. A$AP Rocky will serve as supporting act during the North American leg, which ends on May 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Check out the second cover, plus behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot below…..
50 Cent will be on primetime tomorrow evening. His SMS Promotions company will host ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on Friday night live from the MGM Grand’s Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn. The event will showcase his three new fighters: Donte Strayhorn, Luis Olivares and Billy Dibs. Promoting the upcoming event, 50 appeared on ESPN’s First Take to chat with hosts Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
He spoke on his passion for boxing, his relationship with Floyd Mayweather, and states Mayweather ducked fighting Manny Pacquiao. They also touch on the everyday debate of boxing versus MMA, and touched on his upcoming Street King Immortal album.
Miss Info: You’re rubbing your eyes like…What tha what?! How and why is Memphis skripper rapper Juicy J sippin’ on kale smoothies with hipster girl heartthrob band Passion Pit? First off, I love bizarro combos like this…and I’m betting it was the guys from Passion Pit who handpicked Juicy for a verse. When I sat down with group members Nate Donmoyer and Jeff Apruzzese over the summer for the #Uncapped tour, they were fully stanning for 2 Chainz, who was also on the bill. (I added the Passion Pit x 2Chainz clip below) Between Passion Pit and Miley Cyrus, is Juicy J the most eclectic rapper out?
Andy B: After finding himself enveloped by the dreamy vocals of The Weeknd on “One of Those Nights,” Juicy J explores left field even further by teaming up with indie pop band Passion Pit for a remix of their Gossamer slow jam, “Constant Conversations.” The usually turnt up Taylor Gang rapper sounds surprisingly at ease over the soft-as-a-petal instrumental. The novelty of Juicy rapping, “and her pu**y hit hard like Ron Artest” over this beat will never wear off. Go in with open ears below.
Listen to Juicy J’s remix of Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations” after the jump… (more…)