Playboi Carti decided that Christmas Day was the day to give all of his fans a present rather than his own son Onyx as he released his latest album, Whole Lotta Red just as Santa was making his rounds. The rapper, from Atlanta, Georgia, split up from his equally famous Australian partner, Iggy Azalea earlier this year but has previously been reported as having a good relationship with the rapper and model, with Azalea also saying their son "Onyx is so loved by his dad". Seems like Carti may have got his priorities somewhat muddled on this occasion, especially when you consider how much of a gift Whole Lotta Red actually is, and read Iggy's subsequent comments on the matter.
Playboi Carti: 'Whole Lotta Red'.
Playboi's eagerly anticipated new album, his follow up to 2018's Die Lit, had been beset by ongoing problems ahead of it's release, not least of which have been the numerous leaked tracks. The album that he has eventually released has no doubt been affected by this as he tries to push his own boundaries. Carti has long since been considered quite experimental but on Whole Lotta Red he has gone further and darker than ever before in defining his sound.
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She claims that the Kids See Ghosts duo used the same Es Devlin 'floating perspex cage' idea that she used on her Melodrama world tour last year.
The two rappers, who collaborated earlier in 2018 on an album entitled Kids See Ghosts, performed live together for the first time over the weekend at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Los Angeles. It saw them both suspended in a Perspex box above the stage – something very similar to the technology utilised by Lorde during her Melodrama world tour last year.
“I’m proud of the work I do, and it’s flattering when other artists feel inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves,” she wrote in an Instagram story, showing an image of her tour with images of West and Kid Cudi’s performance.
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The star revealed he has checked into rehab to battle what he describes as "depression and suicidal urges".
Kid Cudi has revealed that he’s battling chronic depression, and that he’s checked himself into rehab in a bid to rid himself of his condition.
The 32 year old rapper and singer, whose real name is Scott Escudi, posted in an emotional post to his Facebook page on Tuesday (October 4th) that he had been struggling with anxiety and depression for his entire life.
Kid Cudi appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016
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Kanye interrupted his Saint Pablo tour gig in Tampa on Wednesday night, and slammed Kid Cudi for disrespecting him on Twitter earlier in the day.
Kanye West has responded to Kid Cudi’s string of tweets blasting him and other rappers such as Drake as “the fake ones”, by launching into an onstage rant against Cudi while performing a gig in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday (September 14th).
“Kid Cudi, don't ever mention 'Ye name. I birthed you,” he says in a fan video doing the rounds. “We all dealing with that emo shit all the time… Don't ever mention 'Ye name. Don't try to say who I can do songs with. You mad 'cause I'm doing songs with Drake? Ain't nobody telling 'Ye who to do songs with! Respect the God!”
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Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton are smart enough actors to make the most of this uneven romantic comedy, which never manages to disguise the standard formula, even with a gimmicky premise. So while the plot and characters are simplistic and artificial, at least there's some charisma on the screen to keep us entertained. There's also a spark of lively chemistry that makes the hokey romance somewhat amusing.
It's set in New York, where Megan (Tipton) has moved in with her loved-up friends (Jessica Szohr and Scott Mescudi) to recover from a bad break-up. After a run-in with her ex (Josh Salatin), she goes online in a moment of desperation and then heads to Brooklyn for a one-night stand with Alec (Teller). But when she tries to sneak out in the morning, she finds that they're snowed-in, unable to leave the building. Super-defensive for no real reason, she creates a war-zone in the flat, and they eventually agree to be ruthlessly honest with each other. If they're going to be trapped together, they might as well learn something useful.
There's never a question of where this is heading, although the script makes Megan such an angry shrew that we really don't like her at all for much of the film. She only calms down when Alec produces some weed (a misogynistic plot point), and as they finally begin to communicate Tipton and Teller are able to inject an enjoyable mixture of intelligence and wit into their rambling conversation. This makes them feel more realistic, and lets the film make some sharp observations about the nature of courtship in the world of dating apps. Yes, looking for a partner online is difficult even when "the bar is set so very low".
Continue reading: Two Night Stand Review
Kid Cudi is recovering well after collapsing in Chicago.
Rapper Kid Cudi passed out midway through a performance at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Saturday night (August 30, 2014). Kudi was performing 'Pursuit of Happiness' when he began interacting with the audience, however, he fainted after signing a fan's album cover.
Kid Cudi on-stage at Coachella Festival 2014 [Getty/Kevin Winter]
According to the Daily Beast, security guards managed to catch the rapper before he hit the ground and quickly rushed him off-stage. Cudi said he passed out as a result of not eating properly before the performance, however, he appears to be recovering well.
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The 30 year-old rapper suddenly lost conciousness while signing an autograph for a fan.
Kid Cudi was involved in a very scary incident on Saturday (Aug 30th) as he was headlining Chicago's North Coast Music Festival in an hour-long set. While the 30 year-old recording artist was performing one of his hit tracks, he suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed.
Kid Cudi lost conciousness while performing at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival
Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, was in the middle of singing 2009's 'The Pursuit of Happiness' when he approached fans in the photo pit. After greeting the festivalgoers and signing autographs the rapper suddenly fell backwards, fortunately security quickly reacted and caught him.
Continue reading: Kid Cudi Reassures Fans He Is "OK" After Collapsing During Performance
When Megan (Analeigh Tipton) is asked to move out of her by her best friend (Jessica Szohr) and her boyfriend (Scott Mescudi), she begins online dating by looking for a one night stand. The next morning, she awkwardly wakes up next to Alec (Miles Teller), and soon rejoices in the ephemeral nature of their relationship. But upon attempting to leave, Megan discovers that she has been snowed into Alec's apartment, causing the couple's one night stand to continue longer than it should have. As the two twenty-something New Yorkers are forced to get to know each other, in this quirky romantic comedy, they finally decide that they should perhaps try again, to see if they can successfully take on board their advice.
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A day by day recommendation of this year's festival favourites.
Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.
Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.
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It's difficult to understand how a movie about fast cars, tough guys and feisty women could be so little fun to watch. But the filmmakers, working from a popular videogame, have managed to make something only a gaming nerd could love. It's strikingly well shot, with a likeable cast and an eye-catching use of real stuntwork, but the limp script leaves it utterly joyless. Just a tiny hint of self-awareness goes a long way in these kinds of movies.
Our hero is Toby (Paul), a super-talented driver and mechanic stuck in small-town New York while his high school rival Dino (Cooper) makes millions on the racing circuit. Dino has also stolen Toby's ex-girlfriend (Johnson), and rubs salt in the wound by asking Toby to fix up a wildly valuable Mustang for him. Toby needs the cash to save his garage, so takes on the job with his pals (Cudi, Malek and Rodriguez). But things take a dark turn when Dino leaves Toby to take the fall for manslaughter. And when he gets out of prison two years later, Toby vows to get revenge, working with hellcat racing chick Julia (Poots) to enter the underground winner-take-all race organised by a radio deejay (Keaton).
Despite trying to fool us with various plot twists, the film's script is so by-the-books that we can predict everything that will happen next. So as it heads to its jaw-droppingly implausible finale, there isn't a single moment that surprises us. All we can do is try to engage with the characters, but they take themselves so seriously that this isn't easy. Clearly, director Waugh is much more interested in the cars than the people. So at least the driving scenes are visceral and sometimes thrilling in that choreographed stunt-driver sort of way. And they're notable because there isn't a digital effect in sight.
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Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton are smart enough actors to make the most of this...
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