New Kid Cudi Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Kanye West & Kid Cudi Reportedly Working on a Joint Project in Japan [Feature ]

Last September, Kid Cudi and Kanye West were not exactly on the best of terms. Prior to checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts, Cudi called out Kanye, tweeting that he "doesn't give a fuck about... Read More


Meet the Brooklyn Soul Band Who JAY-Z, Kendrick & Kid Cudi All Sampled to Make Magic [Feature ]

I figured it would have to be finished before feeling the effects of adding magic mushrooms to the tea. I was wrong. My glass wasn’t empty—at best it was half-full—when my nausea began to subside and... Read More


The Soundtrack to My Suicide & The Music That Brought Me Back to Life [Feature ]

When you fall in love, you just know. There is no concrete way to define it; you just know what it feels like. Similarly, and paradoxically, when you hit rock bottom, you just know. I hit rock bottom on January 30, 2017, the... Read More


G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked [Feature ]

Ranking Kanye West's albums is a hopeless task. The guy has eight albums—all, if not most, classics in their own right—each of which has a strong case for being number one. Besides, your favorite Kanye... Read More


How an Unknown Arkansas Producer Landed a Placement on Kid Cudi’s ‘Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’’ [Feature ]

Production has been a vital element to Kid Cudi’s game changing artistry. His unconventional approach to rap needed a unique canvas, an ethereal environment to match music made for a voyage to the moon, for a journey... Read More


Kid Cudi’s ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’’ Fails to Move 50k First Week [Feature ]

The final first week numbers for Kid Cudi's new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' were released before the holiday weekend and, while they're not mind-blowingly impressive, they are a step in the right... Read More


XXL’s Most Promising Class: Revisiting the 2009 Freshmen, Pt. 2 [Feature ]

Welcome to Part 2 of our look at the past and present of the storied '09 XXL Freshmen Class cover. If you haven't yet, catch up on Part 1 here. Blu Blu, the mighty Blu, a talent that arrived like a ray of... Read More


Kid Cudi ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

“There is a beautiful saying amongst the Irish peasantry to inspire hope under adverse circumstances: ‘Remember,’ they say, ‘that the darkest hour of all is the hour before day’,” wrote... Read More


Ranked: Every December 2016 Hip-Hop Album Release [Feature ]

December is the perfect time to reflect, to look back on the year that was while looking forward to the next. Music tends to be at a standstill in December, as everyone gears up to make a big splash in the coming months. The... Read More


Kid Cudi’s ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’’ Has a New Release Date & Artwork [Feature ]

Fresh out of rehab and feeling "great and brand new," Kid Cudi is slated to release his twice-delayed new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', on December 16. Originally scheduled for release in late September,... Read More


Why I’m Thankful For… Kid Cudi’s Humming [Feature ]

Editor's Note: In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked each of our writers to pen a story about an artist, song, album or moment from 2016 that they're most thankful for. It’s been a year of highs and lows for... Read More


Kid Cudi Feeling “Great & Brand New” in Rehab, Thanks Kanye West for Support [Feature ]

Kanye West and Kid Cudi have a history of conflict stretching back years, likely because they're so similar. It's inherently false for any of us to assume we know what's going on in the life and mind of... Read More


OG Maco’s “For Scott” EP is a Tormented Tribute to Kid Cudi [Feature ]

Gucci Mane released a song this year called “All My Children,” on which he plays the proud father to all these “trap boys” turned “rockstars” who’ve been running the game in his... Read More


Kid Cudi’s “Surfin’” Video Fails to Punctuate Infectious Vibes [Feature ]

Prior to checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges, Kid Cudi released two singles from his currently-delayed new album, “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’." While the first single,... Read More


Kanye West Dedicates “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” Performance to Kid Cudi [Feature ]

Before checking himself into a rehab facility earlier this month for depression and suicidal urges, Kid Cudi called out Kanye on Twitter, stating his former label boss and longtime friend and collaborator didn't "give a... Read More


Drake, Kid Cudi & Crossing “The Line” in Rap Beef [Feature ]

In the back of school buses, in the hallways between class changes, in the corner of classrooms, and even in the sandbox—anywhere there are boys, there are jokes. Call it roasting, joaning, or playing the dozens, but... Read More


Kid Cudi’s “Frequency” Video Shines a Light on His Dark Depression [Feature ]

As a once proud stan who counts Man on the Moon II in his top five, it hurt me to admit that Kid Cudi hit rock bottom creatively on last year’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. I don’t care what André 3000... Read More


Kid Cudi Bravely Enters Rehab Program for Depression & Suicidal Urges [Feature ]

For weeks, fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of Kid Cudi's forthcoming new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', but on Tuesday evening (October 4) the attention shifted from new music to health and... Read More


Kid Cudi Releases Pharrell-Assisted “Surfin” Single, It’s Good [Feature ]

Kid Cudi's new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' was supposed to be released on Friday (September 30), but due to dreaded sample clearance issues the album has been delayed. In the meantime, the GRAMMY-award... Read More


3-on-3: Kid Cudi “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’” [Feature ]

Tomorrow (September 30), Kid Cudi will release his sixth solo studio album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'. (Update: Kid Cudi's album has been delayed due to sample clearance.) On the heels of letting... Read More


Kid Cudi’s New Album Includes Two Guest Appearances by André 3000 [Feature ]

Earlier this month, before calling out Kanye West and Drake on social media, Kid Cudi promised his fans that they'd have his new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ in their headphones before the end... Read More


Remembering Kid Cudi’s Impact and Influence on Hip-Hop [Feature ]

What’s eating Scott Mescudi? I’ve pondered this question after his every rant. Each passing week it feels as if his thumbs are waging war against someone or something. If Cudi was a raging bull, Kanye and Drake... Read More


Kanye West Responds to Kid Cudi: “Don’t Ever Mention My Name” [Feature ]

In late 2014, Kid Cudi responded to a DJBooth article written by our very own Yoh. In a series of quickly deleted tweets, he told Yoh his "opinion don't count for shit" and that his "words hold no weight." Needless... Read More


Kid Cudi on Kanye & Drake: “These N*ggas Don’t Give a F**k About Me” [Feature ]

Kid Cudi is slated to release a new, 18-track album later this month, which means that promotion for the project might have just officially begun. In a series of 17 rapid-fire tweets issued this morning (September... Read More


Kid Cudi Announces Plan to Release 18-Track Double Disc Album in September [Feature ]

Fresh off an appearance on Travis Scott's new album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Kid Cudi has announced that his sixth full-length solo album, tentatively titled Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', will be... Read More


Travis Scott Confirms Kid Cudi Will Be on “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” Album [Feature ]

Despite having traded subliminal shots over Twitter, it looks like Kid Cudi and Travis Scott have resolved whatever problems existed between them - at least enough to make music together. In a... Read More


Kid Cudi Believes Music Industry Pressure & Success “Drove Me to Drugs” [Feature ]

Kid Cudi's been open about his deep struggles with drugs and mental health issues for some time, but in a new interview with OTHERtone, Pharrell's video content network, Cudi makes an explicit tie between his... Read More


Kid Cudi Vows He’s Going to Dominate Rap, Insists “MOTM 3” is Dead [Feature ]

Kid Cudi's music, and life, has always been an open book. For better or worse the pages of that book have always been a fascinating read, and in a new Billboard interview Cudi insists that he's opening a new chapter... Read More


Kid Cudi Calls Out Imaginary Biters: “Ain’t Nobody Do It Better Than Me” [Feature ]

Is Kid Cudi ever happy? Earlier this month, the seemingly always-beleaguered former emcee released his fifth studio album, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven. That's exciting, right? Unfortunately, the... Read More


Kid Cudi Goes Off on iTunes, Insists His New Album is “not HIP HOP/RAP” [Feature ]

Don't call Kid Cudi a rapper anymore. That's the message the Cleveland artist sent at iTunes just before the weekend in reference to his latest album, Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, being designated a hip-hop/rap... Read More


Kid Cudi - Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven [Album]

Alt-rapper turned pseudo folk artist Kid Cudi has released his fifth studio album, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, his second LP signed to Republic through his own Wicked Awesome imprint. Part of the massive, 26-track effort,... Read More


Who Cares About Kid Cudi’s Newly Announced “Speedin Bullet to Heaven” Album? [Feature ]

Kid Cudi's whole career has essentially been several lab experiments, but Man On The Moon and its sequel at least fit into the same sonic spectrum. WZRD, Indicud and Satellite Flight on the other hand all fall... Read More


Kid Cudi - Confused [Stream]

Kid CuDi has released Confused, the first single off his upcoming, fifth studio album, Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven, due out later this year via Republic and Wicked Awesome Records. The self-produced track features live guitar... Read More


Kid Cudi - love. [Stream]

The best commercial release of Kid Cudi’s career is undoubtedly Pursuit of Happiness, a song produced by Ratatat. Fast forward five years or so, and we have our (digital) hands on a new record from Mr. Cudderland, which... Read More


Kid Cudi Said My Writing is Worthless, So I Wrote About It [Feature ]

It's Friday night. I'm sitting in a circle of friends discussing the comments Kid Cudi made surrounding the state of hip-hop. (What do you do with your Friday nights?) A few hours earlier, I wrote an... Read More


Big Boi ft. Kid Cudi & Stevie Wonder - Part Time Hater [Stream]

Since January, Big Boi and DJ Dark Fader have been making the beginning of the work week a little bit more bearable by unleashing a brand new remix/mash-up each Monday. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Yesterday... Read More


Tassho Pearce ft. Kid CuDi - Satellites [Stream]

Already a major player on the Aloha State scene, Tassho Pearce is angling to up his national profile with his next project, which will boast appearances from several members of Yeezy‘s G.O.O.D. Music stable. Arguably... Read More


Kid Cudi ft. Skylar Grey - Hero [Stream]

This Friday, the moviegoing public will get to feast their eyes on director Scott Waugh’s adrenaline-pumping Need for Speed. An adaptation of the popular street racing video game series of the same name, it will star... Read More


Lost In Space: Does Hip-Hop Still Care About Kid Cudi? [Feature ]

In this Beyonce-inspired, "new rules" era, one of the new rules should be don't drop your surprise projct when a major album drops the same day. I guess the message that today is Oxymoron day never got to Kid Cudi's... Read More


KiD CuDi - SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother Moon [Album]

KiD CuDi promised the world that he'd randomly unleash his new album, SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother Moon, sooner rather than later. Well, sooner has arrived and the project is now available for digital purchase.... Read More


Kid Cudi - Satellite Flight [Stream]

One of the best accounts to follow on Twitter is the Mars Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity), because the pictures it posts make you feel like you are in space. Like the rover, Kid Cudi‘s new single, Satellite Flight, is... Read More


King Chip ft. Pusha T & Kid Cudi - Vortex [Stream]

As someone who listens to rap music on a daily basis, I’m more or less desensitized to awkward, creepy and/or bizarre pickup lines. At least I thought I was, until I heard Kid CuDi tell a woman, “I want to live in... Read More


KiD CuDi - Going to the Ceremony [Stream]

Yesterday, roughly two-and-and-half months after the release of junior album Indicud, KiD CuDi took to Twitter to unleash a brand new promo single. If the rock-infused Going to the Ceremony reminds you of WZRD, the Cleveland... Read More


Kid CuDi - Indicud [Album]

Lately headlines have been circulating about Kid Cudi's departure from the label that birthed him, wondering if Kid Cudi’s career will maintain its longevity without the G.O.O.D. Music machine behind him. It’s been three... Read Full Review


Kid CuDi - Girls [Stream]

Yesterday, it was announced that Kid CuDi had split with G.O.O.D. Music, reportedly in order to focus on his Wicked Awesome signee, Kid Chip. Whatever the backstory may be, Scott Mescudi clearly isn’t sweating the... Read More


Kid CuDi - Immortal [Stream]

Back in 2009, alt-hip hop heavyweight Kid CuDi linked up with indie-rockers MGMT (as well as electronic act Ratatat) to create Pursuit of Happiness, a Man on the Moon inclusion which went on to achieve Platinum certification... Read More


Kid Cudi - King Wizard [Stream]

Last night, Kid CuDi Tweeted verbatim: “mark my words, INDICUD will be the greatest album ever made. Know that I’m not lying.” As unbelievable as the claim might seem, we can’t dismiss the possibility out of... Read More


Big Boi ft. Kid CuDi - She Hates Me [Stream]

Though Big Boi‘s stock has been steady rising in the game, the Outkast member’s increasing success as a solo artist hasn’t been without its price. On new song release She Hates Me, coming on the heels of... Read More


Kid Cudi ft. King Chip - Just What I Am [Stream]

Update: Click “Watch Video” above to view the Just What I Am video. Mobile users can scroll down. Late last month, Kid Cudi reappeared on hip-hop’s radar as he rode around with Hit-Boy in his Old School... Read More


Kreayshawn ft. Kid Cudi - Like It or Love It [Stream]

Oakland rapper Kreayshawn may have quickly rose to fame following the huge success of her single Gucci Gucci, but the Columbia recording artist’s latest, Like It Or Love It, serves as the first feature on our pages. The... Read More


Hit-Boy ft. Kid Cudi - Old School Caddy [Stream]

UPDATE: Click “Watch Video” for the brand new visuals to Old School Caddy. Noted hip-hop producer Hit-Boy is continuing his foray into rap with the release of Old School Caddy, a single that marks the... Read More


KiD CuDi - Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More of This Whiskey! [Stream]

You know you’re marching to the beat of your own drummer when you can flip a record into reverse and it doesn’t sound any crazier than it did the right way ‘round. Such is the feat that Kid CuDi seems to... Read More


Steve Aoki ft. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker - Cudi the Kid [Stream]

Update: Click “Listen Now” above to watch Steve Aoki’s “Cudi The Kid” video. Ever the considerate host, heavyweight DJ/producer/record exec Steve Aoki makes his guest the focus on his first... Read More


KiD CuDi - The Ruler & The Killer [Stream]

Most soundtracks are nothing more than an attempt to squeeze even more cash out of you than the $97 (approximately) you spent to see the movie, but every so often a soundtrack comes along that’s a must listen album in its... Read More


WZRD - WZRD [Album]

I learned my lesson from my review of Lil Wayne’s Rebirth. When a rapper makes a crappy rock album, and you write that it’s a crappy rock album because, you know, it’s crappy, people will accuse you of being closed... Read Full Review


Kid CuDi - Dose Of Dopeness [Stream]

Leave it to Kid Cudi to drop a joint from four years ago and still get everyone talking. Dose of Dopeness is a reminder that good ol’ Cudder has been at it for a minute, and will always be relevant to the music world.... Read More


Far East Movement ft. KiD CuDi & Chip Tha Ripper - Ride 4 U [Stream]

When multiple upper-echelon talents come together “just for fun,” the results can be downright magical. I mean, they can also be f*cking terrible, but I’m happy to say that Ride 4 U, the newly (and prematurely)... Read More


WZRD (Kid Cudi x Dot Da Genius) - Brake [Stream]

Since Perfect Is the Word hit our homepage back in June, Kid CuDi and Dot Da Genius have been quiet regarding their forthcoming “experimental rock” side-project, WZRD. No need to worry, thought - now that the twosome have... Read More


Wale ft. Kid Cudi - Focused [Stream]

If everyone with Ambition were as Focused as Wale Folarin… well, it would probably make no difference whatsoever, since the likelihood of success would decrease relative to the higher level of competition. As it is,... Read More


The Knux ft. KiD CuDi - Run [Stream]

With She’s So Up, the lead single off their sophomore set, The Knux abandoned all traditional hip-hop trappings—save for flowed verses—in favor of a driving, guitar-driven rock vibe (one reader referred to it as... Read More


Kid Cudi - Marijuana [Video]

While Kid Cudi begins to release new music in the form of Perfect is the Word he reaches back to his previous project with a new documentary style video for Marijuana. Directed and edited by Shia LeBeouf - yep, that dude from... Read More


KiD CuDi - Perfect Is The Word [Stream]

When Lupe departed from hip-hop to record a post-punk LP as Japanese Cartoon, I was intrigued; when Weezy announced his intent to follow up critical and commercial blockbuster Carter III with a rock album, I was baffled; so,... Read More


Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager [Album]

Kid Cudi is looking more and more like the Kurt Cobain of rap. Like the Nirvana frontman, the music that earned Scott Mescudi legions of adoring fans was fueled by feelings of alienation and anger towards those who devoted... Read Full Review


Kanye West ft. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi - The Joy [Stream]

Kanye West should start calling it G.O.O.D Saturday - not one track has come out on Friday since So Appalled. But that’s nitpicking when it comes to the series’ latest hurrah; on The Joy there is NOTHING to nitpick about.... Read More


Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie - Christian Dior Denim Flow [Stream & Download]

I was running out of ways to lead into these G.O.O.D. Friday records until a song from Kanye West’s still untitled album leaked. Not only did the leak set the internet on fire with debate, it prompted Kanye to cancel this... Read More


Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday [Stream & Download]

Since Crooked I ushered in the idea of the “weekly series”, nobody has truly capitalized on the concept like Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Unlike last week’s solo entry, Devil in a New Dress, this week’s... Read More


KiD CuDi - Mr. Rager [Stream]

There are certain makeovers that hip-hop just will not accept from artists (please, leave your Weezy-Rock comments at the door). Strangely enough, the industry seems to be content with claiming Kid Cudi as their own, even... Read More