A pleasant surprise this morning as we get to enjoy more new Cudi music. “Satellites” is a song by Hawaiian artist Tassho Pierce, who got Cudi to rhyme over this No I.D. production back during the MBDTF Hawaii sessions. The end result sees the light of day today to kick off the previews for Tassho’s upcoming LP, G.O.O.D. Company, that will also feature longtime Cud collaborators Plain Pat and Emile.
Very solid and more upbeat than I was imagining it would be. Could definitely grow on me.
Kid Cudi “Internal Bleeding” + Interview on Arsenio
Kid Cudi “Hero” f/ Skylar Grey
Kid Cudi with Russell Wilson on the set of Entourage Movie
Vince Staples’ new mixtape is here — Shyne Coldchain 2 — and I’m eager to see how he handles all of these No I.D. beats he’s been graced. The legendary Chi-Town producer handles much of the 10 tracks with Jhene Aiko and James Fauntleroy the lone vocal contributors (both those tracks are solid). Listen/download below.
Last night, Chance instagrammed this photo of him with Chicago royalty Common & No I.D., and although there’s no certain indication that they were making music together, we can surely hope. Regardless if they are, it’s just another sign of support for Chance from Chicago’s veterans. I think that’s literally everyone except Kanye publicly, but I’m sure their paths will cross when the time’s right.
Whoo! Brand new Common and it’s a must-listen.
Right off the bat, Com laces the No I.D. production with some intricate rhymes and the technical delivery to match. Ab-Soul also features on “Made In Black America” as this one will likely land on Common’s upcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling. [Tags for now]. UPDATE: Official CDQ/download below.
Mikkey Halsted’s Bulletproof Dreams is set to impact on March 4th, and here’s his new preview of the album “Salmon Crouquettes”, which boasts a raw production from No I.D. Mikk spits three nice verses, with the second being my favorite one. Also a nod to No I.D. for the Talib Kweli “lyrics sticks to your ribs” sample on the hook. Give this one a listen and an add to your rotation today.
And just like that we get a single off the upcoming “Nobody Smiling” project by Common that is entirely produced by Chicagoan producer No ID. The Chicago combination tonight unleashes its first single, “War”, a manifesto by Common that addresses his views behind the violence going on in his hometown.
Vibe To/Download Below.
Common album news!
In 2013, Common continually hinted at an upcoming EP and studio sessions with No I.D. for the new year (including in our own sitdown ICYMI). Today, he reveals to RevoltTV that the EP is now an album — an album he indicates is entirely produced by No I.D. Wow. This combo has long been gold, and I don’t see that faltering any level in the year 2014. I, as one of many, am excited.
Keep the interview flowing as well for more general, positive words from Common on the new generation of Chicago hip hop artists.