News: After Widespread Leak, Kid Cudi Takes Matters Into His Own Hands

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 11:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former G.O.O.D Music member Kid Cudi has decided to push up the date for his highly-anticipated Indicud solo album in light of a widespread leak earlier this week.

Initially slated to drop in a couple weeks, Cudder broke the news of its new early release Wednesday (April 10).

"Ok so, INDICUD will be released April 16th now. Physical and digitally!! SPREAD THE WORD!!," Cudder tweeted April 10th.
"APRIL 16!! INDICUD!! LOCK THAT DATE IN EVERYBODY! dont f*ck around ha" (Kid Cudi's Twitter)

The album features guest appearances courtesy of Too $hort, RZA and King Chip.

1. "The Resurrection of Scott Mescudi" 2. "Unfuckwittable" 3. "Just What I Am" feat. King Chip 4. "Young Lady" feat. Father John Misty 5. "King Wizard" 6. "Immortal" 7. "Solo Dolo Part II" feat. Kendrick Lamar 8. "Girls" feat. Too $hort 9. "New York City Rage Fest" 10. "Red Eye" feat. Haim 11. "Mad Solar" 12. "Beez" feat. RZA 13. "Brothers" feat. King Chip & A$AP Rocky 14. "Burn Baby Burn" 15. "Lord of the Sad and Lonely" 16. "Cold Blooded" 17. "Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)" feat. Michael Bolton & King Chip 18. "The Flight of the Moon Man" (Indicud)

The LP has already received a rave review courtesy of "Walking Dead" television star Steven Yeun.

"I've heard Cudi's new album. It's crazy. I met Cudi at a friend's party. The conversation started as a shared admiration of each other's work (which is definitely a cooler story for me). The conversation ended with an invitation to his studio to listen to his new album (which is definitely an even cooler story for me.) This is not something I'm particularly accustomed to. I don't roll through people's studios and listen to their yet-to-be-released albums, so I didn't really know what to expect. What if the album sucked? I'd have to sit there in his studio and say something like, "Oh that was dope! I loved that part where you used the toms and then also the hi-hat and said that thing about gold chains!" Then I'd have to excuse myself to the bathroom and get the hell out of there. But you want to know what I did instead? I wrote a f*cking story. That's right. I wrote a story while I was listening to the album." (Complex)

The LP fell victim to a significant online leak a few days ago.

Kid Cudi's third solo album Indicud has sprung a leak before its April 23 release date. The 18-track release features interesting collaborations including A$AP Rocky ("Brothers"), RZA ("Beez"), Michael Bolton ("Afterwards") and Kendrick Lamar on "Solo Dolo Part II," which fans are already buzzing about. Production comes courtesy of Cudi himself on many tracks as well as buzzy producer Hit-Boy. (RapFix)

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