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Kid Cudi Announces New Album Title

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Kid Cudi is back on his solo grind. After releasing his WZRD collaborative project with producer Dot Da Genius earlier this year, the Chicago rapper is moving forward with his next release.

He announced the title of his fourth album via Twitter, calling it his “best work.”

“My new album is entitled ‘indicud’,” he wrote. “It will be my version of The Chronic 2001, some songs ill produce, others ill feat &/or play songwriter.”

Prior to WZRD, Cudi released two albums in his Man on the Moon series including his 2009 debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day and 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. He is also featured on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer, due this summer.

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News: Kanye West To Debut Film at Cannes Film Festival in France

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With the Cannes Film Festival set to open next month, Kanye West is readying his debut film for an unveiling at the prestigious cinema event in France. While the 30-minute film unveil sounds good in theory, sources close to West point out that he has yet to shoot a single frame for the film — a project that he is producing, writing, directing and scoring. Rumored to star fellow emcee Kid Cudi, all signs point to the offering being classified in the “thriller” genre. Known for his last-minute approach for ambitious and often times arduous projects, only time will tell if West finishes it in time for Cannes.

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Numbers Are In: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Sells 253K Records in First Week

Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” debuts at number one with 253,000 records sold in the first week of sales. Nicki Minaj’s first album sold 375,000 records in the first week. Clearly her brand is way more popular now then it was in 2010. What do you think is the reason for the decline?

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Q-TIP SIGNS TO KANYE WEST’S G.O.O.D. MUSIC, NEW ALBUM IN 2013

Q-Tip Signs To Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, New Album In 2013

In a press release issued by Def Jam CEO Barry Wiess this morning, longtime rumors of Q-Tip signing to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label have been confirmed. Q-Tip has signed with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam and we’ll be seeing a new Q-Tip album tentatively titled The Last Zulu in 2013.

“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can.”

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Pusha T Reveals G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy” To Drop On April 6

Pusha T Reveals G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy" To Drop On April 6

Pusha-T let loose some good news over Twitter earlier this morning. If the buzz for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation wasn’t big enough, Pusha says a new single called “Mercy” will drop on April 6. It is rumored to have Kanye Westand Big Sean on the track, but anything’s possible. We’ll see in a couple of days. G.O.O.D. Fridays back. 

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April 6th is GOOD Friday…

4 Apr 12

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RT @PUSHA_T April 6th is GOOD Friday… “MERCY” drops..

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Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Album Is ‘Pretty Close’ To Finished


from MTV News Latest Headlines

'It's an album that's all over the place, it's not just one thing,' producer Mannie Fresh tells MTV News.
By Rob Markman, with reporting by Nadeska Alexis

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Good things come to those who wait, and according to Mannie Fresh , Kanye West ’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation  is “pretty close” to being finished. Still no word on an actual release date, but the former Cash Money hitmaker is excited about his sessions with Yeezy’s crew.

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"The cool thing about G.O.O.D. Music is it’s a bunch of great ideas and I’m one of those ideas," he told MTV News on Thursday at the South by Southwest festival. "[Kanye’s] trying to find the most talented producers, most talented artists, put ‘em all in a room and say, ‘Go for it. Y’all energy, like whatever is creative to y’all.’ "

It all sounds pretty organic. “I just kinda went to the Watch the Throne concert. Word got back that I was in there and we linked up from there,” Fresh said about his and Kanye’s initial meeting. “Next thing you know, I was at his crib playing beats, [and] he was just like, ‘Dude I like mostly everything you played. Sign right here.’ “

It’s still unclear whether Fresh has actually signed on with G.O.O.D. Music, but he has clearly been putting in a lot of work with the team, which includes Yeezy, Big Sean, Pusha T and producer Hit-Boy. “The cool thing is, in hip-hop history, when have we ever got along? It’s a cool thing that we’re sitting at the table, all of us get along on one accord trying to make something great — G.O.O.D. Music,” Fresh said.

Much of the G.O.O.D. Music album is still shrouded in mystery. We know the crew has been recording in London, but beyond that there hasn’t been any information regarding an official album title or singles. “It’s pretty close, I would say it’s pretty close,” Mannie said about the LP’s expected completion date. “Songs phenomenal, everything. It’s an album that’s all over the place, it’s not just one thing. It’s not just that you’re gonna hear some Southern hip-hop or whatever. You’re gonna hear everything.”

Via MTV

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Childish Gambino To Perform At 2012 Woodies Festival

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Donald Glover is moving up. One year ago, the actor/rapper served as master of ceremonies at the mtvU Woodie Awards, and now, he’ll be taking the stage as a performer … as his alter ego Childish Gambino has just been added to the list of acts confirmed for the first-ever Woodies Festival. Gambino joins the likes of fun., A$AP Rocky, Kimbra and Chiddy Bang as headliners at the fest, which is set for March 15 at Red River and East 1st Street in Austin during South by Southwest.

The Woodies Festival is open to both SXSW badge-holders and non-credentialed music fans alike, and gets underway at 1 p.m. CT. If you can’t make it down to Austin, don’t fret: The entire fest will stream live onWoodies.mtvU.com and leads up to the 2012 Woodie Awards, which take over SXSW at 8 p.m. CT. A 30-minute “2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Special” will air Sunday, March 18, on MTV and mtvU.

More performers for both the Woodies Fest and the awards themselves will be revealed in the coming days. Last week, Santigold was confirmed as the first act taking the stage during the awards.

The Woodie Awards are shaping up to be big for Gambino. In addition to performing at the fest, he’s up for the Breaking Woodie award, given to the best up-and-coming act. Voting for that category (and all others) is now open through the Woodies’ website, or on mobile phones at M.MTV.com, and continues until March 9. Voting for the “Breaking” award will remain open during the live show on March 15.

Via MTV.com

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Jay-Z & Kanye West Announce ‘Watch the Throne’ European Tour Dates

Jay-Z & Kanye West Announce Watch the Throne European Tour Dates

Great news for our European readers. The Throne, aka Jay-Z and Kanye West, has announced a European leg of their successful Watch The Throne tour this May/June. The tour will kick off in the UK at London’s O2 Arena, the tour will embark through Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland. More dates are likely to be added, but make sure to check out the dates below and see if they will be gracing a city near you.

Watch The Throne – European Tour

MAY 2012

Sunday 20th – O2 Arena, London
Thursday 24th – Zurich Hellenstadion, Switzerland
Saturday 26th – Herning Arena, Denmark
Monday 28th – Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Tuesday 29th – Stockholm The Globe, Sweden

JUNE 2012

Friday 1st – Paris Bercy, France
Saturday 2nd – Paris Bercy, France
Sunday 3rd – Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium
Tuesday 5th – Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Friday 8th – Dublin O2 Arena, Ireland
Monday 11th – Manchester, UK – MEN Arena
Wednesday 13th – Birmingham, UK – LG Arena

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