STREAM: Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E

It’s been a wild few weeks in music with a bunch of huge albums coming out. Most of them of course have been part of the onslaught from the G.O.O.D. Music camp.

Since the end of May, Pusha T, Kanye West, Ye and Cudi and Nas have all releases albums produced by label head Kanye West. The last of the pack is Teyana Taylor. Stream her album K.T.S.E. which stands for Keep That Same Energy, below.

 

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REVIEW: Kanye West & Kid Cudi – Kids See Ghosts

After dropping ye and acting as the executive producer on Pusha T’s Daytona, Kanye West has teamed up with Kid Cudi for their joint album Kids See Ghosts.

Kid Cudi and Kanye West have had a rocky relationship over the years. First, Cudi was Ye’s apprentice: Ye signed Cudi to G.O.O.D Music in 2008. But later after Kid Cudi left the label, their friendship ended.

 In late 2016, Kid Cudi declared both Drake and Kanye for having “30 people write songs for them”, and continuing to insist that they’re “top 5”. It was a jab that Ye didn’t take lightly at first, but eventually reconciled with.

 Now with the past behind them, their latest album, Kids See Ghosts, showcases how bizarre and mesmerising they can be together.

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It’s an eerie and otherworldly listening experience. Ye and Cudi push their chemistry and artistry to the next level. Ye’s instrumentals are experimental and really set the mood and soundscape for this album. Cudi’s voice is a true instrument, as he delivers however he sees fit- rapping, singing, humming, chanting, you name it.

“4th Dimension” is the door to this sound they’ve created. With a recurring Louis Prima sample as part of the backdrop, Ye and Cudi are relentless on this opener.

Kids See Ghosts is haunting and dark. The instrumental plays like the soundtrack to a march through a ghost town. It’s brief, but Ye and Cudi are effective until the end. Cudi’s background humming hovers and floats, as he reflects on the “stars” he “left behind”.

Cudi raps through gritted teeth on this one; it’s one of many unique deliveries he flexes on here. “Feel the Love” is a standout moment too. Over piano chords and some strings, Cudi’s voice stirs us to “keep movin’ forward”. It’s this ability to take his personal struggles and make that makes Cudi appealing to listen to. He takes elements of his personal struggles and makes them feel like universal mantras.

This album’s conclusion is airy though. The old Kanye is seemingly “reborn”, reminding us how potent he can be as a voice for the unheard.

Together, Kanye West and Kid Cudi have managed to craft a close-knit sound for their joint-venture. It’s an experience that’s best enjoyed as a complete body of work from start to finish.

 

 

Stream Kanye West & Kid Cudi’s Joint Album “Kids See Ghosts”

Rumours of Kanye West and Kid Cudi doing a collaboration project surfaced in August of last year when they were pictured together and the release date was the 31st of December but nothing ended up coming. Then in April while on one of his Twitter sprees, Kanye revealed that it was official.

The album was debuted live in Northen California last night (June 8) during a listening party. The artwork for Kanye and Cudi’s debut joint album was deigned by acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

 

Live Stream Kanye West & Kid Cudi’s Joint Album ‘Kids See Ghosts’

Tonight marks the third of five Kanye West-produced albums dropping from the end of May to the end of June. Pusha T’s DAYTONA and Kanye West’s Ye have both been released and tonight it’s Ye and Cudi’s turn with their new album Kids See Ghosts.

The event will begin at 11pm EST.
– 6PM NZ
– 4PM AUS AEST

Stream A$AP Rocky’s Album “Testing”

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A$AP Rocky has kept fans waiting for a long time for his new album Testing, and now it’s here. Stream the album below.

Track List:

1. Distorted Records
2. ASAP Forever (Feat. Moby, Kid Cudi & T.I.)
3. Tony Tone (Feat. Puff Daddy)
4. Fukk Sleep (Feat. FKA Twigs)
5. Praise The Lord (Da Shine) (Feat. Skepta)
6. Drops (Feat. Kodak Black)
7. Buck Shots
8. Gunz N Butter (Feat. Juicy J)
9. Brotha Man (Feat. French Montana, Snoop Dogg & Frank Ocean)
10. OG Beeper (BlocBoy JB)
11. Kids Turned Out Fine
12. Hun43rd
13. Changes
14. Black Tux, White Collar
15. Purity (Feat. Frank Ocean)

 

Kanye West Announces Release Dates For Solo & Joint Albun With Kid Cudi

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It’s time! Kanye has been quite active on Twitter lately, dropping knowledge about creativity, truth and more.

But he took some time out to reveal what we really wanted to know: he’s releasing his new album on June 1st. He will follow that up with a joint album with Kid Cudi titled Kids See Ghost which is also the name of their group. That hits stores June 8th.

‘Ye also announced new music from Pusha T and Teyana Taylor.