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Month: April, 2013

Late Sessions, New Artist: 100 Grand

Okay, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll start a new series or some shit, but my mentions via Twitter have been pretty popular with upcoming artists. Whose isn’t though, right? Anyways, I just finished checking out some new material from an upcoming Queens, NY rapper, going by the stagename, 100 Grand. Here’s just some quick insight.

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Kid Cudi – Indicud (Review)

Well since I haven’t done an album review in quite some time, I thought it best to review my favorite artist’s newest release. As we all know, or for those of you late to the New York City Rage Fest, Kid Cudi’s third solo album Indicud leaked early yesterday morning and, so far, to overly positive reaction. Some claim it as “his best work yet,” others state that the Cleveland rapper “is back!” Either way, I haven’t really heard any negative comments about the album, which is actually quite surprising.

Kid Cudi has always been an outcast in the world of hip-hop. The self-proclaimed Lonely Stoner received criticism among many hip-hop heads simply because he couldn’t be placed into a set-in-stone genre. Kid Cudi, by iTunes description, is a hip-hop artist, but many fans will agree that his sound is almost extraterrestrial, ever-changing and manipulating growth while being able redefine not sound in particular, but the way the listener is captivated by his music. All fan-boying aside, I honestly don’t think there will be another artist who will match Kid Cudi’s style in the near future at least.

Anyways, let’s get into the review. G.O.O.D. Music really lost an extraordinary artist and, with material like this, Kid Cudi is better off on his own. Read the rest of this entry »