Kid Cudi on how some of his biggest records came about

Awesome sit-down in the studio with GQ that I only wish was longer.

Cud describes how “Reborn”, “Cudi Montage”, “Father Stretch My Hands” and “All of the Lights” came together with Kanye. Highlights like sampling Nirvana and being surprised at what made “Father Stretch My Hands” and “All of the Lights”. Hah, you never know what Kanye will end up using, right?

It’s cool to hear this behind the scenes insight that not only could have been longer, per song, but even covered many more of Cudi’s “iconic tracks” from his first couple of albums. Need a Part 2 (or 3…)

Lupe Fiasco’s one-take a capella of “Mural Jr.” does it justice

Man, I love Drogas Wave and I love one-take videos.

Those two loves combine in this wonderful work of art above as Lupe recites the poetic “Mural Jr.” alongside NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge. Does one of the album’s lyrical standouts feel even heavier now?

Yup, this does it justice.

Klever shows off L.A. in raw new visual for “God”

Here’s an independent artist pick for your weekend and it may make you want to visit L.A.

Alas, we reside here now and this visual does the city justice with a few hot spots captured with a raw filter by Klever and co-director (and close Gowhere collaborator, Hetal Bhatt).

The duo provide “God” with that extra L.A. feel and you get a sense of Klever’s personality throughout too. This is a standout of the all-production new album from Klever — Conquer. Check it out (good driving and working music too!)

 

RDGLDGRN is back… and is that a Five One reunion?!

The highlight of new music this weekend comes from the colors: RDGLDGRN as their new song and music video is a memorable combo through and through.

My shared love of hoops resonated immediately with the thumbnail, but it’s more than that. Scenes from the soccer field and a zany culminating “fight” with… is that Blue?!

OG Gowhere heads know about The Five One.

If you’re confused, peruse through those YouTube comments.

The raps alone from King Green warrant *Tibs Fav. status but they come correct with the video as well. Give it a look!