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Kid Cudi’s New Album: Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

Click image to head over to iTunes and get the new album!

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Album Stream: Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

Kid Cudi wowed fans with the release of his full-length new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon [Wicked Awesome / Republic Records], at midnight on iTunes and all other digital retailers in North America.

Surprising countless fans worldwide, the Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, and actor uncovered the album today without any prior hints or notice at all. It’s also only available in its entirety for one week as a full album purchase.

Cudi has been secretly preparing his latest work since wrapping up his last tour supporting 2013’s critically regarded chart-topper, Indicud, which was the #1 hip-hop album in the country upon release.

Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon once again sees the artist steering hip-hop to another galaxy altogether. Already, he gave listeners a taste of the set with the transfixing “Going To The Ceremony”. The album also includes a detour into “space” soul with Raphael Saadiq entitled “Balmain Jeans”, marking their first collaboration. Tempering otherworldly production with his inimitable vocal hooks and divine flow, it’s another entrancing and enigmatic vision from the rap auteur.

Tracklisting:

  1. Destination: Mother Moon
  2. Going To the Ceremony
  3. SATELLITE FLIGHT
  4. Copernicus Landing
  5. Balmain Jeans feat. Raphael Saadiq
  6. Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now
  7. Internal Bleeding
  8. In My Dreams 2015
  9. Return Of The Moon Man (Original Score)
  10. Troubled Boy
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Watch Kid Cudi Perform 2 New Songs

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Check out these vids of Kid Cudi performing two new songs, “Immortal” and “Just What I Am” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. His new album, Indicud will be out 4/23/13.

 

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New Track: Wale ft. Kid Cudi – “Focused”

Wale and Kid Cudi have officially buried the hatchet and are now “Focused” on the future.  Wale’s new track “Focused” featuring Kid Cudi just premiered on Complex.com. The track is from Wale’s highly anticipated new album Ambition, which is set to drop on November 1st (11.1.11.)  Ambition will also include the hit tracks “That Way” featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross, as well as the newly released “Lotus Flower Bomb” featuring Miguel.

Listen to: Wale ft. Kid Cudi – “Focused”

 

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Rich Hil featuring Kid Cudi

For the past two years, 19-year old Rich Hil has been putting in 72-hour work weeks, releasing a seemingly limitless—700 and counting—supply of songs, freestyles, and mixtapes for his devoted fanbase. Drawing inspiration from Dylan and Hendrix as much as hip-hop, the artist behind the Lost Limos mixtape series and his upcoming full length melds stream-of-consciousness, improvisational rhymes to woozy, blissed-out beats, creating a sound immersed in hip-hop but still rooted in the musician’s psychedelic, singer-songwriter leanings. It’s this idiosyncratic style that Hil has dubbed “hippie,” a mix of vintage beats, unabashed tributes to drug culture, and a laid back flow that rejects the gaudy materialism of certain emcees in lieu of a more thoughtful, back-to-basics lifestyle.

Growing up in Glenville, CT, and being Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Hil’s penchant for individuality manifested itself at an early age. “I’ve always been the black sheep of the family and the whole area,” he admits. The precocious songwriter began writing and recording tracks at 13, learning swagger from Philly rap stalwarts like Beanie Sigel and Philly’s Most Wanted and prolificacy from 50 Cent. “I would just lock myself in a room for hours studying the same rap until I felt I knew it,” recalls Hil.

He quickly got the attention of über-producer Swizz Beatz, who produced tracks for Hil’s first group and took him on his first tour. It was as hype man for the producer, and as a performer in his own right, that Hil learned the performance side of the game, a trait that has metastasized into the performer’s current setup with a blistering live band.

The maturation process has been quick since those early days. Nowadays, Hil hasn’t touched a pen for a while, allowing the music and his instinct to decide the topic, flow and vocal melody. The result is a steady barrage of music that incorporates Hil’s mix of raspy crooning and rapping with an emotional, sometimes brutal, directness that recalls the best of Lil Wayne. “I don’t talk about money, fame or power,” admits the emcee. “It’s strictly vulnerability and the fun I have is stuff I take to ease that vulnerability.”

This atypical candor has endeared him to countless followers—some of whom supply Hil with beats via his Twitter page—including Atlanta producer Don Cannon and rapper Kid Cudi, who has collaborated with Hil on numerous tracks. “The fans that I have will never leave me. They’re cult hippie followers,” says Hil. “It’s a movement because my fans feel like they know me because there’s so much sincere material I’ve put out.”

The movement in question is Limo Life Records—Living is Musically Outrageous—on which Rich and Philly’s Most Wanted’s Boo Bonic make up the core components. “Limos are wack, but some people think it’s the coolest thing in the world,” explains Hil. “It’s a metaphor for the uncool that seems cool. I’m a lonely, depressed high-anxiety paranoid kid that’s telling you my story. But I said to myself, ‘You know how I’m gonna be the best? I’m just gonna be me. 100%. So anything that comes to my head, I’m letting people know.'”

If you haven’t heard Hil’s stuff yet, it is a MUST. I am in love with it.

Click here to watch the video for “Where Did They Come From.” The clip was shot guerilla style in Las Vegas and was inspired by The Hangover, Puffy & Mase’s video for “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Very cool.

Click here to listen to his track with Kid Cudi, “Won’t You Tell Me.” It’s a fantastic song — and when you’re done listening to it, click here to listen to track “O’s,” which might be my favorite out of them all.

ANDDDDDD…just for fun — here’s the link to a song called “Fuck Ed Hardy” with Rich Hil, Dirt Nasty and Andy Milonakis. HA!

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The Disco Biscuits, On Time

The Disco Biscuits are taking the pre-order game to a whole new level. Everyone and their mother does the signed CD/poster/ticket bundle (which they’ll be doing too), but that’s not the good stuff. Starting TODAY fans have the opportunity to pre-order an autographed copy of Planet Anthem (Out March 16th via their own Diamond Riggs/ILG) and pick from over 32 different combination options. These (most awesome) options include but are not limited to:

* Dinner with the band

* An opportunity to sing on the next Biscuits record

* Writing the band’s setlist for a night

* Shots of Jameson with the band

* Playing a song with the band on stage during a show

* Guitar/Bass/Keyboard/Drum lessons with a band member

* Attending a Philadelphia Eagles game with the band

* Playing tennis verses the band

For a full list and pre-ordering, check out http://planetanthem.com/

Have a listen to the first single from the album, “On Time” by clicking here.

And have another listen to the Juan MacLean  remix of “You and I” by clicking here!

From press release:

Planet Anthem marks the beginning of a new chapter for the band. Since they formed in 1995, the guys created their own movement by fusing the jam band and electronic music scenes. However, their forthcoming release prominently features elements of pop, indie dance, hip hop, and straight up rock music. This is not the band you think they are. This is a band that makes damn good pop songs that, if you gave them a chance, would resonate with you. Don’t be scared, give it a whirl.

The Biscuits collaborated for the first time with multiple producers, songwriters, and outside musicians, including Don Cheegro and Dirty Harry (Ludacris, Chris Brown, Beanie Sigel). The result is an album filled with sing along melodies and infectious beats. Another first, the new video for “You and I” has been added to rotation at both MTV2 and MTVu and the band is going to be hosting Subterranean as well.

After plowing through 5 sold-out dates at Nokia Theatre in NYC over New Years and four sold-out shows at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre in January, The Biscuits will hit the road again starting tonight in Baltimore. The band will be performing at Ultra Music Festival in Miami alongside Tiesto, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Passion Pit, Major Lazer and more. They’ll also be playing Bonnaroo 2010 this June in Manchester, TN. They also just announced details for the annual music festival they put together, Camp Bisco, which is now in in 9th year.  Past performers have included Snoop Dogg, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Roots, MSTRKRFT, Nas and Damien Marley, Girl Talk, and Kid Cudi.  This year, the event will take place July 15 – 17 in Mariaville, New York. Lastly, the Biscuits will be hosting their even Bisco Inferno at Red Rocks on May 29th. This year’s lineup will feature Aeroplane, Pnuma Trio, The Crystal Method (DJ Set), Booka Shade, The Glitch Mob and of course 2 sets of the Biscuits.

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Massive but Random

I’ve got loads of music news today; but it’s all going to be quite random…so brace yourselves.

FIRST of all, I’d like to mention that Modest Mouse is releasing an 8-track EP today called No One’s First, and You’re Next. They aren’t totally new songs, but rather new versions of outtakes from previous albums. Probably a good thing for anyone that isn’t very familiar with MM’s older stuff. Yes, they did exist before “Float On”.

Next, but of little importance, is the “comeback” of Limp Bizkit. I really have nothing to say about it, I’m only mentioning it because I just read a brief article of their reunion. If YOU are interested in reading more about it, then here’s the link I was looking at: “Limp Bizkit to Make U.S. Comeback, For Some Reason”

RATATAT will be releasing a new album sometime soon, though at this time, I don’t know when (and it’s bugging me!). What I DO know, is that Kid Cudi (the guy that does that song “Day n’ Nite”) is a fan. I like Kid Cudi’s popular single, but I did do a run through on his album and I think it might be the only song I really like. BUT, that’s not to say that others will like it. Plus, who knows? Maybe it’ll grow on me. I will say that Kid Cudi is much cooler than I originally thought just because Ratatat is an inspiration to him. And that the duo collaborated on Cudi’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (release date: September 15).

Other albums coming out in the near future:

August 18th – Cascada, Sean Paul, and Division Day (which I will be reviewing)

August 24th – David Guetta

August 25th – Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, Mew, Arctic Monkeys, and Jet

September 1st – Datarock

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