Archive for kid cudi

Judging by The Cover

Posted in Art, Cool Stuff, Ish's Picks, Music, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by Ish

This cover is the dopeness! Awesome manipulation of light and shadow here, and it translates perfectly the tone/themes that’s set for this album. And the window of stars in the background just adds the stylization and symmetry of the composition.

Enough with the artsy terms. I think Cudi’s kicking it up a notch with this LP. Read the Complex mag interview today too. Dude’s been having a hectic ride on the fame coaster. No hypebeast, if the artwork alone parallels with the quality of this album, I’m very excited! Don’t mess it up Cudder!

I’ll admit it now. I’m a sucker for album art. A huge groupie for it. I feel your album cover should look just as good as your album sounds. And vice-versa, even sometimes intertwined on both sides, looks as whack as your albums sounds. I’ve gotten back into the habit of purchasing the tangible CDs of albums in the past year or two, even placing the covers on my wall. Like I said, I’m a sucker, and this fall there’ll be some dope looking product!

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2 Dope Videos!

Posted in Art, Ish's Picks, Music, Music Videos with tags , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Ish

Came across two very dope music videos as of recent weeks.

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First comes from my main man Kid Cudi. I wonder how much say he had in the direction of this alternate version of “Pursuit of Happiness.” This is perhaps my favorite joint off the Man on the Moon album and this version of the video is most certainly a more fitting visual than the original. One of the best vids I’ve seen in quite a while.

Next vid comes from those crazies at the Karate School and Creative Control. I really like the whole persona of that collective, and it’s intriguing to see Dame Dash at the forefront of the movement. Made a good move with that man. This Stalley dude is pretty cool on the mic as well. I’m just really waiting (like the rest of you are) in eagerness for the 24 Hour Karate School mixtape. March 31st seems so far away dun’ it?

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September’s Gonna Be a Great Effin’ Month!

Posted in Art, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Ish

Album Art for Blueprint 3

Album Art for Blueprint 3

September is gonna be a damn good month. Blueprint 3, Man on the Moon and Attention Defecit. Three LPs by three great artists. Awww man I’m hyped!
But back to this cover, lesson for rappers: an artists doesn’t need to plaster his face all over his shxt all the time. Great job Jay, seems like this album is gonna be N E X T   L E V E L. Can’t wait!


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