Kid Cudi: Mixtapes Are A Waste Of Time

Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius of WZRD

While Kid Cudi ventured into a side project releasing a rock album with Dot Da Genius entitled ‘WZRD’, don’t expect the G.O.O.D. Music rapper to include mixtapes in his content arsenal. “We never really done mixtapes, because I just feel like it’s a waste of time,” Cudi said, according to “You know when someone goes in to do a mixtape their mindset is instantly like ‘I’m not trying to make the best music here, I’m just trying to make something to satisfy the people’.”

Verse Simmonds ‘Keep It 100’ Video Ft. Akon

Verse Simmonds 'Sex, Love & Hip-Hop'

Def Jam / Bu Vision/ Konlive artist Verse Simmonds is out with the music video to his new single, ‘Keep It 100’, featuring Akon, from the Virgin Islands artist’s upcoming mixtape ‘Sex, Love & Hip-Hop’ V.V.S Edition dropping on April 12th.

‘Sex, Love & Hip-Hop’ is hosted by DJ Drama, available exclusively through featuring appearances from AKON, Snoop Dogg, Musiq Soulchild and more.

‘Sex, Love & Hip-Hop’ Hosted by DJ Drama:
1. Scene 1
2. Talk That (Produced by Sak Pase)
3. Shake Dat (Produced by SK)
4. Bad Mutha ft Snoop Dogg (Produced by Mel & Mus)
5. Keep It 100 ft AKON (Produced By Sak Pase)
6. Scene 2
7. Bent Up ft Natasha Mosley (Produced by FKI & SK)
8. Best Sex Eva (Produced by Mel & Mus)
9. You Deserve It ft Jarren Benton & Justin Paul (Produced by Sak Pase)
10. Scene 3
11. Who Do You Love ft Planet VI & Musig Soulchild (Produced by Planet VI & Musiq Soulchild)

Ca$h Out ‘Cashin’ Out’ Video

Cash Out 'Cashin' Out'

Atlanta rapper Ca$h Out is out with the music video to his new single ‘Cashin’ Out’, released on Epic Records. ‘Cashin’ Out’ is available on iTunes. Watch the video via YouTube below.

B.o.B ‘Strange Clouds’ Album Artwork & Track Listing

B.o.B 'Strange Clouds'

B.o.B is out with the track listing for his second studio album ‘Strange Clouds’, which is hitting stores May 1st on Grand Hustle. “‘Strange Clouds’ is kind of a science-fictiony kind of title, mixed with recreational activities,” the rapper told Popcrush in regards to the album’s concept. “It’s really like a fusion between the hip-hop lifestyle and the people whose thoughts cross into the other realm of thinking, outside of the norm, which may be considered strange or weird, or unique. And, I feel like it’s all about hybridizing these two different worlds – on the ground level to the skies. If that makes sense.”

‘Strange Clouds’ Track Listing
1. Bombs Away feat. Morgan Freeman
2. Ray Bands
3. So Hard To Breathe
4. Both Of Us feat. Taylor Swift
5. Strange Clouds feat. Lil Wayne
6. So Good
7. Play For Keeps
8. Arena feat. Chris Brown and T.I.
9. Out Of My Mind feat. Nicki Minaj
10. Never Let You Go feat. Ryan Tedder
11. Chandelier feat. Lauriana Mae 12. Circles
13. Just A Sign feat. Playboy Tre
14. Castles feat. Trey Songz
15. Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)

Cali Swag District ‘She Gettin It’ Video

Cali Swag District

Cali Swag District are out with the music video to their latest single ‘She Gettin It’, off the Inglewood, California hip hop group’s upcoming second album. Watch the Frank Guererro and Dairold Potts directed video via YouTube below.

Philthy Rich ‘Kill Zone’ Video

Philthy Rich released the music video to his new single ‘Kill Zone’, the title track off the Oakland, California rapper’s mixtape, available for free download at Watch the Ginorocks directed video via YouTube below.

Philthy Rich 'Kill Zone'

‘Kill Zone’ Track List:
1. Intro
2. Movin Birds Feat. Waka Flocka & YG Hootie produced by tfdr
3. Grindin’ Feat. Fetti Mack & PSD produced by fetty slaps
4. Kill Zone Coming Soon Skit
5. Broke Niggas Make Me Sick Feat. HBK Skip & Kool John produced by fetty slaps
6. Look At Me Now Feat. Young Noble, Killa Kyleon & J-Stalin
7. Chump Change Feat. Smuggla & Sneaks
8. Light It Up Remix Feat. Roach Gigz & Berner
9. Need A Lifeguard Feat. Lil Rue & Stevie Joe
10. Life Feat. Scarface & Allen Anthony produced by tone capone
11. Livewire BFA Feat. Kafani & Onions
12. Wanna Be Paid Feat. Nump
13. Pray 4 Me Feat. Thai & Lil Blood
14. Fab 5 Feat. Stevie Joe, Lil Blood, Shady Nate & J-Stalin produced by ak47
15. Family Ties Feat. BJ 600 & Lil joe produced by fetty slaps
16. Ain’t Trippin Feat. Balance & J-Stalin produced by aviators
17. Feelin U Feat. Barbie Bait & J-Diggs
18. Loco Feat. YB The Rockstar & Shad Gee
19. Murder Rate Remix Feat. NHT Boyz
20. Public Housing Feat. Fidel Cash & San Quinn
21. King Size Remix Feat. Bobby Valentino, Stevie Joe & Lil Goofy
22. Lonely Girl Feat. Pooh Hefner produced by Nima Fadavi
23. Neva Knew Her Feat. Armani Depaul produced by tfdr
24. To The Top Feat. Nsanity & Davina
25. (Bonus Track) Hustlin Feat. The Hustle Boyz

Spose Frees Himself From Universal Message Control


NECN caught up with Maine rapper Spose about getting signed by Universal Republic Records after the success of ‘I’m Awesome’, only to become disillusioned by the control he felt under, being signed to a major label. “In leaving Universal, I felt such a liberation and hope; whereas when I was there, I felt like I was losing control of this thing I had created,” said the 26-year-old, whose off-stage name is Ryan Peters. “The desire to do good writing and storytelling is kind of what drives me.” The report from Amy Sinclair at has since been removed.

The Higher Concept SXSW Behind The Scenes Trailer

The Higher Concept

Matty J, Tekst and IB of The Higher Concept took a long road trip to Austin, Texas for the South by South West music festival and Evan Brockett (@Evanbrockett) filmed the whole thing. Watch the trailer for the Staten Island hip hop group’s documentary they are now working on via YouTube below.