Kid Cudi Wins Custody Battle

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Kid Cudi’s waving the white flag in his bitter custody dispute with his baby mama — agreeing to let his baby mama take full custody of their daughter … TMZ has learned. The custody war has been quietly raging on for over a year — with Cudi and his baby mama arguing back and forth over who should get full custody.

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Kanye West Calls Big Sean The ‘Beyonce Of Rap’

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On Tuesday night (June 7), the Hip-Hop industry gathered to get a preview of the highly anticipated Big Sean album Finally Famous. The night was filled with compliments words of advice for the rapper and of course G.O.O.D. Music.

The event was held in the Highline Room at the Standard Hotel, with many big names in the game in attendance including Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Pusha T, Joe Budden, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West.

The event started off with Sean taking the stage and speaking to everyone about the album and about his journey. He thanked everyone from his friends and family to his fans for all their support. As he was delivering his speech he became teary-eyed.

“I’m not no bitch or nothing, man; this is a real moment,” said Sean as he collected himself.

Sean began to play Finally Famous in its entirety, occasionally rapping along with the songs. From the reviews that have been coming in since Tuesday, some songs really stand out from the rest. All and all the feedback has been mostly positive.

After the album ended, G.O.O.D Music founder Kanye West, who showed up late, gave an excuse for his tardiness. “I apologize I was a little bit late, I had a throne to watch.”

West went on to talk about Sean and his amazing journey. “I believe Sean’s story is one of the most amazing ever, because he literally got signed off a freestyle,” said Yeezy.

“To now, and I say it all the time, having the potential to be one of the biggest artists in the world. I feel like he can be like what Beyonce is to R&B, that he can be that to rap music. As far as G.O.O.D. Music go, the swag is just all the way up, this is what we do to the fullest!”

Finally Famous will be in stores on June 28 and below is the official tracklist:

Intro
“I Do It”
“My Last” (ft. Chris Brown)
“Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”
“Wait for Me” (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
“Marvin & Chardonnay” (ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash)
“Dance (A$$)”
“Get It (DT)” (ft. Pharrell)
“Memories, Part 2″ (ft. John Legend)
“High” (ft. Wiz Khalifa & Chiddy Bang)
“Live This Life” (ft. The-Dream)
“So Much More”
“What Goes Around” [Bonus]
“Celebrity” (ft. Dwele) [Bonus]
“My House” [Bonus]
“100 Keys” (ft. Rick Ross & Pusha T) [Bonus]

Kid Cudi Admits Past Cocaine Use

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Posted: Monday – September 20, 2010

Kid Cudi was arrested in June for possession of a controlled substance following an incident where he allegedly tore a woman’s apartment door off its hinges. It was later confirmed that he had cocaine on him and for the first time he is openly speaking out about his drug use. According to Cudi, he turned to cocaine to help him cope with some of the side effects of fame.

“People wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a ’60 Minutes’ interview every time,” said Cudi to Complex. “Doing bumps [of Cocaine], I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down — it was the only way I could get through the day without people noticing I was doing it.”

After walking out of court, Cudi says it dawned on him that he was about “to piss it all away for some bullshit,” and that the public would now be looking at him like he was “some type of fucking crack head.” But the birth of his daughter helped him turn things around.

“She’s my best friend and she doesn’t even know it,” he said. “That’s why I always told myself I’m going to make these songs for my kids, so they can follow along and know my story, if something was ever to happen to me.”

In other news, Cudi’s Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager will be released later this year.

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Beef Sprouts Up Between Wale And Kid Cudi

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Posted: Friday – September 17, 2010

Kid Cudi and Wale are at odds and the fray has spilled into the public.

The bulk of the beef manifested itself in an interview with Complex magazine, where Kid Cudi explained that he was “unfuckwittable.” He said that Wale, a former friend, made reference to him where there was a comparison to various genres of sports.

“Did you see that Wale interview that he just did, comparing us to sports? Let me clear this up: I’m incomparable to anybody. I don’t care how people take that. No one can compete with me. I’m unfuckwittable; no one can knock me off my shit. I’m an unstoppable force, I’m a bullet. My trajectory is to the sky. Niggas got to do something really spectacular to fuck with me and my realm, and niggas be so bitter that you hear it in their voice.”

The freestyle from Wale made reference to an incident where Cudi punched a man that got on stage during his performance. Cudi also said that Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to G.O.O.D. Music, doesn’t like Wale’s music.

On Twitter, Wale responded “niggas lettin that liquid cocaine get to them…..lets go then.” The remark is a slight to Cudi’s arrest in June on charges that he was using the substance. Cudi has since admitted to using it.

Cudi said he would no longer tolerate disrespect his interview with Complex.

“The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not fucking around. I have no time to think about other niggas. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another nigga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about niggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this nigga. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f*ck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. Niggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an a**hole. These people don’t know my fucking life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.”

Wale has not commented further.

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Kid Cudi Quitting Rap After Four Albums

Posted: Friday – February 12, 2010

There are some rappers that come into the game and feel that as long as people are hungry for the material, they will continue to supply the demand. Others, however, have a clear path and once the work is done, they will move on.

Mr. Moonman Kid Cudi is one that was ready to retire from rap before his debut even dropped, but now the rapper states that it will only take three more albums to get his full message across and then his journey in music will be completed.

Just to keep track on the count, Cudi is preparing his sophomore debut, Cudder: The Revolution of Evolution, so that will leave two, maybe three, albums left in the tank before Cudi gives a curtain call for the last time.

Speaking on his decision with NY Mag, the rapper elaborated on how he plans to fully embrace his ability in acting and make the transition into a full time profession.

“I’m trying to evenly balance them out right now, but eventually I want to leave behind music and just do acting. I only got into the music business to tell my story and inspire some people. I think four albums will do it, and when I’m done with my four, five albums, I’ll switch it up. Once the story is told, there’s nothing else to say.”

Those check from “How To Make It In America” must be stretching far.

Cudi does have a point as once the message is out, some rappers are just lagging around picking up dust in the industry without a purpose. Let’s hope that he is looking to treat every release as his last and leave something for the fans to truly miss.

Beyonce, B.E.P, Kanye, and Jay-Z Top Nominees at Grammys

Posted: Saturday – December 4, 2009

At the Grammy nomination award show which aired on Wednesday December 2nd, hip-hop was there and represented in a big way. Hosted by LL Cool J himself, the nomination show featured all of the nominations for some of the biggest artists and songs of the year.

Beyonce headlined the event with an astonishing 10 nominations including record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year. Her Hubby Jay-z, as well as Kanye West and the Black Eyed Peas were all nominated for 6. These nominations include categories from Best Rap song of the year to Album of the year. The up and coming artists such as Drake and Kid Cudi, were nominated for 3 apiece both fighting in the category Best Rap Song.

Other artists such as Eminem, T-Pain, Common, Flo Rida, and Mos Def also were involved in the nominations in hopes to adding another Grammy to their wall. The 52nd annual Grammy Award Show, will be on January 31, 2010 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, and will have some of the biggest names in music performing. Here are some of the categories with the nominations of Hip-hop’s best!

Best Rap Solo Performance

•Best I Ever Had
Drake

•Beautiful
Eminem

•D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Jay-Z

•Day ‘N’ Nite
Kid Cudi

•Casa Bey
Mos Def

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

•Too Many Rappers
Beastie Boys & Nas

•Crack A Bottle
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

•Money Goes, Honey Stay
Fabolous & Jay-Z

•Make Her Say
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common

•Amazing
Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Best Rap Song

•Best I Ever Had
Drake

•Day ‘N’ Nite
Kid Cudi

•Dead And Gone
T.I Ft Just Timberlake

•D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Jay-Z

•Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Rap Album

•Universal Mind Control
Common

•Relapse
Eminem

•R.O.O.T.S.
Flo Rida

•The Ecstatic
Mos Def

•The Renaissance
Q-Tip

For More information on the nominees and the categories, go to www.grammy.com



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