Seeing is Believing 12/7 – New Young Money, Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Triple C’s & The Game Videos!

7 12 2009

On today’s videos…

Young Money and Lloyd party it up with “BedRock”

Kid Cudi is on the “Pursuit of Happiness”

Gucci Mane serves up some “Lemonade”

Rick Ross, The Game and Triple C’s get on some “Gangster Shit”

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2010 Full Grammy Nominee List!

2 12 2009


With the 2010 Grammy’s showing at the end of next month, the nominees for the annual award show have been announced. Newcomers Drake, KiD CuDi, Keri Hilson, and one of my favorite bands MGMT are up for their first Grammy nominations. Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Lady GaGa receive the most nominations outside of the Hip Hop genre; but as for Rap/Hip Hop, the following artists were nominated:

Best Rap Solo Performance
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Eminem – Beautiful
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*Mos Def – Casa Bey

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
*Beastie Boys & Nas – Too Many Rappers
*Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
*Fabolous & Jay-Z – Money Goes, Honey Stay
*Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say
*Kanye West & Young Jeezy – Amazing

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
*Beyoncé & Kanye West – Ego
*Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town
*The Lonely Island & T-Pain – I’m On A Boat
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone

Best Rap Song
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Best Rap Album
*Common – Universal Mind Control
*Eminem – Relapse
*Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S.
*Mos Def – The Ecstatic
*Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Who do you think should win?

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Dope or Nope 11/18: New Consequence, Kanye, Common & More!

18 11 2009

Consequence feat. Kanye West, Common, KiD CuDi, John Legend, and Big Sean – Whatever U Want (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)

The G.O.O.D. Music fam takes over Consequence’s latest single, “Whatever U Want”. The original version features production and a verse from Kanye and John Legend; but for the remix, Cons gets some help from Common, Cudi, and newcomer Big Sean. Consequence’s second album, Cons TV is slated to drop this year.

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Album Review: KiD CuDi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

16 09 2009

KidCudiManOnTheMoon
Last year a new Hip Hop artist emerged with his breakthrough single “Day N Nite”. The sound of the track was innovative and unique, and it eventually got swagger jacked by the likes of Jim Jones and Jermaine Dupri. Listeners wanted to hear more of what Cudi has to offer besides his debut single. Then we were hit with his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi (click here to check it out). In traditional mixtape fashion, Cudi provided original material, and of course his rendition of popular songs like Gnarls Barkley’s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”, and “Spaz” by N.E.R.D.. The mixtape showed Cudi’s various musical aspects and summed up his lyrical style with this line “All I do is try to make it simple, the ones that make it complicated/Never get congratulated”
The mixtape caught the ear of Kanye West, which landed Cudi a deal on Ye’s GOOD Music imprint, and Universal/Motown Records. After working on album’s like 808’s & Heartbreak, acheiving popularity with his single “Day N Nite”, and being featured on many publications, Kid Cudi releases his debut album; Man on the Moon: The End of Day
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Album Artwork: KiD CuDi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

12 08 2009

KiD CuDi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Cudi - Man on The Moon Album Cover
To continue to set himself aside from other artists, KiD CuDi releases the abstract album cover for his debut album Man on the Moon. To compliment the space themed title, the cover features a side profile of Cudi fading into the Moon. The album will feature his current single “Make Her Say” with Kanye & Common, as well as his previous breakthrough single “Day N Night”. The album will feature production by Kanye West, Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, and others. As far as guest appearances, Cudi has Snoop, Clipse, MGMT, and more for guest spots.
Man on the Moon will be in stores September 15th on Dream On/G.O.O.D./Universal Motown.

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Seeing is Believing 2/19: Day N Nite!

20 02 2009

KiD CuDi – Day ‘N Nite

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I know this week Hip Hop A.D. seems like a music video blog. Coincidentally, dope videos have been dropping this week and I’m doing my job by spreading good stuff. Anyways, check out this new video by one of my favorite new artists KiD CuDi.
This is a dope, artistic debut video for a hot record that I’ve been bumping for a minute. If you still don’t know who KiD CuDi is, open ya eyes and click here! His debut LP The Man on the Moon: The Guardians is coming soon.





Seeing is Believing 2/17: New Kanye, T.I. & Timberlake Vid!

17 02 2009

On today’s vids!

Kanye & Cudi “Welcome you to Heartbreak, and the old T.I. is “Dead and Gone”!

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