5 Tracks You Need to Hear From Kid Cudi's 'Indicud'

Kid Cudi scores another top 10 album with his new Indicud. The lonely stoner continues his singsong-rapping on an 18-track journey of synths and depression. We break down the 5 best moments from the album. --Sowmya Krishnamurthy

“Burn Baby Burn”
Cudi knows about all the drug rumors swirling around him. Remember that pesky liquid cocaine arrest? On “Burn Baby Burn,” Cudi goes on a long verse to talk about his drug use. No hook here. Cudi’s in his own zone. “Been smokin no jokin/Cudder’s had that itch/So I scratch, so please no more speculation bout that.”

“Afterwards (Bring Yo' Friends)" feat. Michael Bolton and King Chip
No, this is no a typo. Cudi found adult lite king Michael Bolton somewhere and threw him on a track with King Chip. A sexy little ditty about “tell your friends to get with my friends” becomes downright creepy (See: Dateline: To Catch A Predator) when Michael Bolton joins in.

“Brothers” feat. King Chip and A$AP Rocky
A bro-fest between Cudder, Chip and A$AP Rocky. Rocky shouted out Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in his breakout “Peso” and here, the Harlem pretty boy ups his flow and gets a little melodic on his own.

"Beez" feat. RZA
Wu-Tang is forever. RZA gets very lyrical with some strange bars (“I don’t write songs, grasshopper, I write sceneries” and “Long dick stamina, I fuck a bird til she sings out/La la la la, Bobby could convert Lady Gaga”). Cudi lets Bobby Digital flow and doesn’t even try rapping on this one.

“Red Eye” feat. Haim
A bubbly, warm pop song on a Kid Cudi album is out of place but still so good. “Red Eye” is a fun little song about being crazy in love. Cudi plays backseat to the Haim sisters shine here.

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After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

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Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).

 

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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

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Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”

 

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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

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