Understanding “We Were Once A Fairytale”

There’s nothing quite like a Spike Jonze joint staging the assisted suicide of Kanye West’s symbolic ego to spark lively debate. The first 10 minutes leading up to the final scene artfully expose the hoax of fame and celebritydom (is that even a word?) as the god-like presence of Kanye West collapses onto itself (something … Continue reading

Kid Cudi x Funk Flex

I can’t even lie, I think a lot of the questions I raised in the previous post about Drizzy are implicitly addressed in this two part interview between Kid Cudi and DJ Funk Flex. I respect Flex keeping it “150” with Cudi and I definitely respect Cudi’s relaxed demeanor…no defensiveness whatsoever. I also love Flex’s … Continue reading

Their Words: Mickey Factz

I thought Mickey’s interview with Karmaloop was better than Cudi’s, here it is!

Kid CuDi Falls Back

“AFTER THE RELEASE OF MY FIRST LP THIS SUMMER, IAM NOT MAKING ANY MORE SOLO ALBUMS. IAM FALLIN BACK ON BEING A ARTIST. THE DRAMA THAT COMES WITH IT IS MORE OVERWHELMING THAN THE SHIT I WAS DEALING WIT WHEN I WAS PISS POOR BROKE. MY FRIENDS GET MAD AT ME, SAY IVE CHANGED, ONE … Continue reading

Day’N’Nite

I respect CuDi’s authentic stoner status. I mean, turntables transform into pizzas?!?! I could do without the random Travis Barker cameo but I appreciate the simplicity of his outfit and y’all already know how I feel about skullys. Speaking of day’n’nite, here’s a sneak preview of MeLo’s rendition: via OnSmash and Herfection

KiD CuDI’s Super Boo

KiD CuDI — Super Boo Via OKP. I’m pretty convinced that this joint is wacksauce but I had to throw it up here because 1) I haven’t hollered at CuDI in a minute and 2) I overuse the word “boo” almost as much as I say “co-sign” so it only feels right to post it. … Continue reading

Hollywood Moon Tour: Where’s Cudi?

I just walked in the door from the Hollywood Moon show (tonight marked the last tour stop) and yes, this is the closest I’ll ever come to “live blogging” (it conveniently helps ride out the buzz). My sister Nati and I came with absolutely no expectations (which I’m convinced is the only way to approach … Continue reading

Free Shit

Another day, another hip hop show missed. Last night Q-Tip and Busta ripped it at The Knitting Factory in NYC at a FREE show presented by Okay Player, word. I have to say, I’m really feelin all these free shows being thrown lately to generate hype and throw folks a bone amidst all the bullshit … Continue reading

A Kid Named CuDI

Admittedly, I wasn’t instantly sold on CuDI and he took a back seat to the likes of Jay Electronica and Janelle Monae (all who have been hustlin’ for years and only now getting mainstream attention). The Vietnam Vol. 2 Mixtape put me on to “Embrace the Martian” and I started coming around to CuDI’s sound … Continue reading

What’s Really G.O.O.D???

I was just catching up on some reading @ Okay Player and came across a solid review for the G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) music takeover at the Knitting Factory that went down September 9th. Aside from serving me a painful reminder that it’s nearly impossible to top live shows in NYC (especially when you consider … Continue reading