Kid Cudi just dropped a self-produced single off his upcoming album Indicud, set to drop April 23rd on G.O.O.D. Music / Universal Republic.
This is Pusha’s long-awaited mixtape as a part of G.O.O.D. music, and his first official solo release since putting work on hold with his brother Malice as a part of The Clipse. The mixtape features production from The Neptunes, Kanye, Nottz, Boi 1da among others. This is the prelude to Pusha’s debut album, which will drop before the new Clipse release, and is rumored to be produced entirely by Kanye West. Enjoy the dope beats and Pusha T’s aggressively poignant flow and inspired lyricism on this tape in the meantime (via Grooveshark).
Hit the jump for the download and a visual for ‘Cook It Down’:
G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean releases his third mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 3, hosted by Don Cannon, the prelude to his long awaited debut album, Finally Famous, on G.O.O.D Music / Island Def Jam, dropping on September 14th. Big Sean’s major label debut is set to feature production from The Olympicks, Kanye West, and The Neptunes, and features Wale, Eminem, Kid Cudi, and Rick Ross among others. The Detroit rapper has showed restraint, releasing just three mixtapes over the course of the last three years, but nonetheless has crafted his image as an integral part of the G.O.O.D. music roster. Big Sean belongs to this new class of hip hop that doesn’t feel the overwhelming compulsion to project the gangster rap image, and is willing to push the sonic boundaries of hip hop, a product of the same sort of musical thinking of label mates Kid Cudi and Kanye West. Sean’s strength lies in his ability to blend a bouncy flow of witty punch lines in his melodic verses, making his skills as an MC immediately recognizable for hip hop heads, but allowing him greater potential for a broader audience. It’ll be interesting to see how his album does in a couple weeks, but in the mean time check out the mixtape and this track, which samples the Luniz classic, I Got Five On It, featuring personal favorites, Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids and Curren$y.
Mixtape download after the jump.
A new track from Mr. West, that he dropped on his website this morning. This is part of the G.O.O.D. Fridays that Kanye announced on twitter earlier this week, and is apparently just the beginning of the collaborative efforts of Kanye and Bon Iver front man Justin Vernon. Check out this sweet interview from Pitchfork where Vernon discusses going to Hawaii to record with Kanye, overdubbing the shit out of his vocals, and smoking spliffs with Rick Ross. Also, Nicki Minaj’s verse is FIRE.