[Hip-Hop] Kid Cudi – All In (prod. Mike Will Made It)

Kid Cudi
All In

It’s been a tumultuous last couple years for Kid Cudi‘s followers. While some fans, such as myself (an admitted Cudder Stan), rocked out (all puns intended) to his latest material, the majority seemed to absolutely hate it. Like, really really hate it. To the point where comment sections on any new Cudi were pretty much exclusively riddled with “I WANT THE OLD CUDI” or “SPEEDIN BULLET 2 THE TRASH CAN”–I won’t lie I laughed out loud at the latter.

Anyways, recently it appears Cudi has linked back up with Kanye, making a brief but extremely impactful appearance on TLOP, and the rest of his old, beloved crew. A few weeks ago, we got “The Frequency,” a collab with Plain Pat, executive producer of Cudi’s debut mixtape, and it received glowing reviews even from those who despised his new direction. Just a few minutes ago we get yet another new tune from the man on the moon and it’s likely to reignite the fandom that seemed to be dwindling for many.

Produced by 808-master Mike Will Made It, “All In” has booming percussion but doesn’t losing site of Cudi’s spaced out sound. Cudi delivers some seriously amazing vocals reminiscing on past regrets and pouring his heart out as he always does. Even though some may see this as just a return to the Cudi of the past, it’s actually more of a step forward for him. For those who actually did take the time to listen to his more recent projects, you’ll recognize how much they cultivated him as a vocalist.

Kid Cudi returns at an interesting time when artists like Future and Young Thug have developed a crooning of their own. Even though Cudi’s style is completely different, it seems like it might just be the perfect time for him to re-emerge as a superstar.

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[Hip-Hop] Big Sean – Paradise + I Don’t Fuck With You (Feat. E-40) + Jit/Juke + 4th Quarter

It’s been a minute since we last heard any solo material from Big Sean, but the Detroit spitter has returned in a big way today (no pun intended). In honor of his recent signing to Roc Nation and the release of his own signature pair of Adidas shoes, Sean Don decided to share four brand new songs to celebrate his hustle. These aren’t exactly your average fare either, as the tracks feature production from an eclectic group that includes Mike WiLL Made ItKanye West, DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi, Key Wane, Nate Fox, Da Internz and L&F.

Sean is all over the map in this collection, as he draws influence from a number of various styles of hip-hop. From the far more serious “Paradise” and “4th Quarter” to the more playful “Jit/Juke” and “I Don’t Fuck With You,” the talented rapper stays steady with the punchlines, dropping plenty of quotables and keying us into some of the recent happenings of his life, namely the rumors surrounding his relationship with Ariana Grande.

Nod your head to the tracks below, and make sure to be on the lookout for any upcoming album announcements from the G.O.O.D. Music representative.

’Big Sean – Paradise (Ransom Intro) (Prod. MikeWillMadeIt)’
’Big Sean – I Don’t Fuck With You Feat E40(Prod. DJ Mustard / Kanye West /DJ Dahi)’
’Big Sean – Jit/Juke (Prod. Nate Fox/ Da Internz/ L&F)’
’Big Sean – 4th Quarter (Prod. Key Wane)’
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[NEW] Rihanna – Pour It Up (Remix) (Feat. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J & T.I.)

Pour It Up Remix (Feat. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J & T.I.)

After dominating the radiowaves with her single “Pour It Up” over the last few months, Rihanna decided it was finally time for a little remix action. Well, little probably isn’t the proper term, as this one features some heavyweights (that’s not a shot at the MMG Boss). Taking the strip club anthem to the next level, we now have the likes of Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J and T.I. all describing the typical ways they like to blow their money. Ignoring the ensuing awkwardness that is sure to occur when Jeezy and Ross find out they’re on the same track together, this is a pretty great remix that definitely accomplishes its goals of making you want to spend your stacks. You know you’re definitely bound to hear this one everywhere in the upcoming weeks.

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[R&B] Ciara – Body Party (Prod. Mike WiLL Made It)

Ciara‘s remained relatively quiet since the release of 2010’s Basic Instinct. With her new single “Body Party” though, she’s proving she’s back and better than ever. Contrary to what you might believe based on the name, the song is not a party anthem at all. Rather, it’s a slowed down, seductive number that allows the sultry songstress to really showcase her vocals. Co-penned with boyfriend Future, “Body Party” will certainly evoke feelings of passion and nostalgia (maybe this will sound familiar) made possible through the ethereal production from Mike WiLL Made It. Ciara’s new album, One Woman Army, will be available some time in June 2013.

’Body Party’


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[Hip-Hop] Juicy J – Show Out ft Big Sean and Young Jeezy

36 Mafia vet Juicy J definitely knows how to make those club hits, while still retaining the same street sound that made Mafia so appealing. With his latest track “Show Out”, he collabs with the GOOD Music emcee Big Sean and fitting Young Jeezy drops some raw bars over the Mike Will Made it production. Although the single was released as a radio rip a couple months ago, the remastered version has finally hit the webs. Following in the footsteps of the smash hit “Bands A Make her Dance”, this single has all the makings of a twerk-friendly club banger-heavy bass, chanting chorus, and adlibs. This is the second single off his upcoming Stay Trippy LP set to drop later this year.

’Juicy J: Show Out (feat. Young Jeezy & Big Sean)’
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[Hip-Hop] Lil Wayne – Good Kush & Alcohol (Bitches Love Me)(Feat. Drake & Future)(Prod. Mike WiLL Made It)

As easy as it is for the three artists mentioned above to get on your nerves, you have to admit that they have an affinity for making some pretty catchy tunes. For his latest single, Weezy enlists both Drake and Future to share duties on the chorus, while he occupies the rest of the Mike WiLL produced backdrop with some trash talking and singing of his own. What else would you expect from a new Lil Wayne track? For those interested, you can find this one on Wayne’s upcoming album, I Am Not a Human Being II, expected in stores February 19th.

’Lil Wayne – Good Kush & Alcohol (Bitches Love Me) (Ft. Future & Drake)’
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