A Kid Cudi album release just wouldn’t be the same without Cudi taking some time out to talk to Complex Magazine.In a follow up interview to his cover story from earlier this year, Joe La Puma hops on the phone with Cudi last night to talk about recording INDICUD, his state of mind right now, G.O.O.D. Music, talking to Jay-Z about his decision, the future of his music and more.
I’m really happy with all my previous work. Those albums were supposed to bring you into the moment of that place in time I was at, my head state. I can’t listen to [my old] songs now. It was so real and open and raw that if I listen to them I start feeling bad for myself because that was such a sad, sad life I was living. I was really sad kid. It kind of bums me out. I don’t ever want to look back and listen to those records. At my shows is the only time I get into that space and think about those songs. I don’t dwell on what happened in the past. Those songs are out, those albums are out.
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READ – Born Again: Kid Cudi Interview with Complex
Beyonce’ Leaked Tracklist (Real or Fake)
- Ratchet (ft. Lady Gaga & Azealia Banks)
- Back 2 Business (ft. Jay-Z)
- Roller Coaster (ft. Justin Timberlake)
- Visions (ft. Sia)
- Dance (I’m Soon Over) (ft. Rihanna)
- More Than Sex (ft. Ne-Yo)
- Better than ever before (ft. Solange)
- It’s All Over
Album Cover: Estelle – ‘All of Me’
Tracklisting: Common – ‘The Dreamer/The Believer’
1. “The Dreamer” feat. Maya Angelou
2. “Ghetto Dreams” feat. Nas
3. “Blue Sky”
6. “Lovin’ I Lost”
7. “Raw (How You Like It)”
11. “The Believer” feat. John Legend
12. “Pop’s Belief”
With less than a week to go before her sixth album drops, Rihanna feeds RIHANNA NAVY appetites for more by unveiling five additional promo pictures for Talk That Talk. The bad girl leans against a graffitied staircase in overalls while smoking a cigarette in one photo, grabbing her crotch in another black-and-white shot. She adds a splash of color to the concrete jungle as she sits on the sidewalk in a bold stance. Marvel at the Barbados babe’s beauty.
On Thursday, Rihanna will perform on the U.S. edition of “The X Factor” and sit down for an interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on her release day.
Rihanna has yet another album in the can. The pop superstar celebrated the completion of her sixth LP Talk That Talk by unveiling the tracklisting on Facebook.
In the black-and-white candids, RiRi poses alongside a sheet of paper with the 15 tracks written down and toasts with her collaborators in Europe. In addition to her No. 1 single “We Found Love,” the album will include tracks such as “Roc Me Out,” “Drunk on Love,” and the sweet “Birthday Cake.”
Unlike her previous efforts, there will only be one surprise guest this time. “One feature on the album! And we got the best!!!!!” tweeted RiRi.
Talk That Talk Tracklisting
1. “We Found Love”
2. “You the One”
3. “Watch and Learn”
4. “Roc Me Out”
6. “Talk That Talk”
8. “Drunk on Love”
10. “We All Want Love”
“Saxon” “Red Lipstick”
12. “Fool in Love”
13. “Where Have You Been”
14. “Do Ya Thang”
15. “Birthday Cake”
Wale marked the release of his sophomore album Ambition at J&R Music World in New York City on Wednesday (Nov. 2). Wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt, black vest, and knit beanie, he greeted fans and signed copies of his CD, which isexpected to sell 170-190,000 copies in its first week.
Later in the evening, he performed at a concert with special guests including Meek Mill, Miguel, French Montana, and Ne-Yo. WATCH HERE
“Epic night..now I can sleep!!” tweeted his Maybach Music boss Rick Ross.
With less than a week to go before its release, Wale previewed his sophomore album Ambition before his peers and industry tastemakers at a listening session at the Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel in New York City last night. J. Cole, Jim Jones, and Fabolous came out to show support to the D.C. rapper, whose Maybach Music debut features appearances from Ne-Yo, Big Sean, KiD CuDi <3, Rick Ross, and Lloyd, among others.
It’s been 17 years since Mary J. Blige released her breakthrough album My Life. Ten albums later, she picks up where the story left off on My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I).
The 15 tracks include a mix of club bangers, ballads, mid-tempos, and plenty of superstar guests. MJB duets with fellow diva Beyoncé on the female empowering “Love a Woman,” falls for “Mr. Wrong” on her Drake-assisted single, and gets deep with Nas on the hip-hop throwback “Feel Inside.”
Kanye West returned to Twitter with some G.O.O.D. news. The rapper has revealed plans for a G.O.O.D. Music album, due next spring.
“GOODMUSIC.THE ALBUM.SPRING2012,” wrote Yeezy. No more details were given, but it’s safe to say that the compilation will feature members of the G.O.O.D. Music family including Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha T, and CyHi the Prynce.
Kanye will be hitting the road with his big bro Jay-Z on the Watch the Throne tour, which kicks off October 29 in Atlanta.