Swizz Beatz is definitely a proud poppa. The rapper/producer took sons Nasir and Kasseem Jr. all the way to the UK to celebrate his daughter Nicole‘s birthday. Little Nicole, who was dressed as a princess, turned three-years-old. To express his excitement, Beatz tweeted a bunch of photos so his followers and fans could see his kids. Check out some pictures below. If you’re wondering what venue the party was held at, it was at Kids Space in Croydon, UK.
Check out the newest music video from Kanye West for the song “All of the Lights.” The video was directed by Hype Williams. The track itself features Rihanna and Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis. Kanye West doesn’t appear in the video until 2:00 minutes in.
WARNING: If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, it would be best to not watch this video. I wish West and Co., put a warning beforehand.
Last week, we revealed the second album cover, out of five, for Kanye west’s upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Now we have the rumored third cover that will be available with physical copies. We also have the final track listing for the album, according to Amazon.com.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy track list:
1. Dark Fantasy
2. Gorgeous (Feat. Raekwon & Kid Cudi)
3. POWER (Feat. Dwele)
4. All Of The Lights (Interlude)
5. All Of The Lights (Feat. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna & Elton John)
6. Monster (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
7. So Appalled (Feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce & Swizz Beatz)
8. Devil In a New Dress (Feat. Rick Ross)
9. Runaway (Feat. Pusha T)
10. Hell Of a Life
11. Blame Game (Feat. John Legend)/The Best Birthday
12. Lost In The World
13. Who Will Survive In America (Feat. Gill-Scott Heron)
14. See Me Now (Bonus Track)
Kanye West has been leaking new music for past few weeks, didn’t little anyone know that most of the songs he was leaking are on his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. There might be 3 tracks off this official listing that haven’t been heard before. The song, “All of the Lights” is approximately 20 minutes long and features: Elton John, John Legend, Fergie, Charlie Wilson,The-Dream, Tony Williams, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Ryan Leslie & Elly Jackson of La Roux).
Check out the listing below:
1. “Dark Fantasy”
2. “Gorgeous” feat. Kid Cudi and Raekwon
4. “All of the Lights”
5. “Monster” feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver
6. “So Appalled” feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Swizz Beatz, and RZA
7. “Devil in a New Dress”
8. “Runaway” feat. Pusha T
9. “Hell of a Life”
10. “Blame Game” feat. John Legend and Pusha T
11. “Lost in the World”
12. “See Me Now”
Kid Cudi is featured on/in the latest issue of Complex Magazine. The rapper speaks candidly with Complex on his issues with drugs, interviews, his secret daughter and his beef with fellow rapper Wale.
Here are some snippets from the interview:
Kid Cudi speaks…
Complex: Speaking of Wale, when you hit that fan at your show last December, he came out with a line about it [“Throwin’ ’round wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit,” from “Thank You Freestyle”].
Kid Cudi: It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper. You can’t let that shit faze you. That’s one of those raps that just shows the world that you wack. Why would you even use that as a metaphor? Everybody think they Hov. ****** ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.
Are your peers not seeing that?
Kid Cudi: The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not fucking around. I have no time to think about other ******. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another nigga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about ******? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this *****. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t fuck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. ****** are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an asshole. These people don’t know my fucking life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.
On cocaine use:
Complex: How heavy did the drug use get?
Kid Cudi: I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a 60 Minutes interview every time. Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down—it was the only way I could get through the day without people noticing I was doing it.
Did you ever feel like you had a problem?
Kid Cudi: I never thought it was a problem, but I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times. It took a lot for me to talk about shit like this on the album. I don’t feel like I need to explain myself to anyone besides the fans. My fans don’t believe shit until they hear me say it. And those are true Kid Cudi fans. I want them to know the story.
On his daughter :
Complex: That’s a lot to go through.
Kid Cudi: There’s another thing people don’t know. I have a daughter, born March 26th of this year. Her name is Vada, and she’s fucking awesome. That was eating me up, and it was stressing me out that nobody knew about her. I was trying to escape from that, too. Just trying to figure it out and make everyone happy, it’s a lot for somebody my age to handle. I was manning up and dealing with it in what I thought was the right way, but it was the wrong way. I want to be around for her. I can honestly say she was the wake-up call. The reality that it’s bigger than just you now—you have a responsibility and there’s no more time for mistakes. It’s time to stop fucking around.
Kid Cudi: I was scared as fuck. I need to be a dad now, and I’m not with the girl—how does that work? Because having money isn’t it. I just wanted to be a great dad, and I didn’t think I was capable. Then I thought: When she gets here it’s either nut up or shut up. She’s my best friend and she doesn’t even know it. That’s why I always told myself I’m going to make these songs for my kids, so they can follow along and know my story, if something was ever to happen to me. No matter what motherfuckers are saying or haters are putting in their ear. She can put on my records and be like, “Fuck all that other shit, my dad was like this.” But I might make sure she doesn’t listen to this album until she’s 40. [Laughs.] I’m excited about watching her grow, I’m excited to be a papa.
Read the full interview here: Kid Cudi: Mad Man On The Moon