Posts Tagged ‘kid cudi’

King Chip, the artist formerly known as Chip Tha Ripper, recently released his latest mixtape, 44108, entitled after his hometown’s zip code.  The tape features solid production, accompanied by the deep voice, and macho lyrics that Chip has been come to know by.  There were several notable tracks on the tape, however, “Vortex” resonated with me in particular.  Chip brings in G.O.O.D. MUSIC heavy hitters Kid Cudi and Pusha T to make guest appearances.  Cudi creates an authentic and old Cudi sound on the hook, while Pusha does his usual thing in the opening verse.  A solid track overall.  Enjoy.



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This song is like a mythical beast. Once you find it, you must do all you can to convince others of its existence.  Or it is like a farmer in his cornfield. Just tending to the ears. This was my introduction to Cudi, joining my library officially on October 6th, 2010, about a year after Man on the Moon. I have since learned much to most of his material, short of the WZRD and Indicud releases. I can’t hate on an artist for experimenting with musical exploration, but I would by lying if I said I hope he never returns to this form.

It is worth noting that the beatboxing sample is none other than Justin Timberlake. Riddle me that, am I right?

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Vibin right now. I wonder if you can, too. If not, try something else, because this day, weather whether-wise or other, is a day to vibe out, because, truly, it would be wise to. Why not? Right? I can’t think of why not, so most likely, yes.

Download- A Kid Named Cudi

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If the track doesn’t show up for you, here’s a link to the song.

This leak doesn’t need to be patched up. Well obviously he isn’t the same as when he dropped his first mixtapes back when he was on the cover of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class, but Kid Cudi is still doing what we know him to do – push listeners outside of their hip-hop comfort zones. Everything he does is more experimental and more weird, and I think he’s just getting realer. This track is actually a leak off of his newest album, Indicud, set to drop on April 23rd. Clearly, having someone like Kendrick Lamar gets any song more attention instantly, but I love that he’s on this track, because Kendrick is another guy who isn’t afraid to venture out into the alternative genres of hip-hop. But it’s all good, we all know he’ll come back.


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So let’s hop back onto the chill electronic wave for a minute. LCD Soundsystem is a pioneer of the genre, and a favorite artist of Kid Cudi’s, going as far as going over two of his songs, including this one, shown below. The other is a very nostalgic tune to us here at Beatspill, and it goes by the name of “All Talk”. I bet you haven’t heard anything like this guy…think of a chilled out Daft Punk, and then you’ll be well on your way, but there’s only so much I can tell  you. You have to listen.

Note: Below is an elongated mashup of Cudi’s “Can I Be?” off of Dat Kid From Cleveland

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Feel free to listen to this terrific song right now. It’s by Dobby Stones who I have recently featured to highlight his sampling ability. I didn’t recognize them on my own, but both Kid Cudi‘s “Heart of A Lion” (2:07) and Led Zeppelin‘s “What Is And What Should Never Be” (4:01) are the sonical donors that make Stone’s craft possible. Listen to this through and your opinion of a lot of other songs will lessen.

Listen out of headphones or good speakers. This is not suitable for laptop speakers.

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I’ve been MIA for a minute or so but I wanted to check in with this take on Tribe‘s “Buggin’ Out” performed by Consequence and Kid Cudi.  Tribe is already perfect as is, but I think if Cudi was with them during their prime it would have been an extraordinary auditory spectacle. The video’s directed by esteemed visioneer Rik Cordero, who I will be featuring again in the near future. I already have the song and everything. If you like this, download Kid Cudi’s mixtape Dat Kid From Clevelandfrom which this song was found by me.


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