Kid Cudi Partnering with Kanye West for Animated Show Inspired by Their Collaborative LP “Kids See Ghosts”

Kid Cudi is getting animated…

The 36-year-old half-Mexican American rapper/singer, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, and Kanye West will each voice characters in an upcoming animated show inspired by their 2018 collaborative LP Kids See Ghosts.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi and West shared a two-minute preview of the Takashi Murakami-directed show, which follows the wild adventures of Kanye Bear and Kid Fox

The clip opens with the two hopping off a school bus and, by preview’s end, sees the pair riding a spaceship and fighting in an alien world. 

The frenetic clip is soundtracked by the duo’s Kids See Ghosts cut “4th Dimension.” 

While no release date was announced, the rappers said the show is “coming soon.”

Selena Gomez to Host Special “Rare” Album Pre-Release Party

Selena Gomezis Rare-in’to go…

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is preparing to release her eagerly anticipated third studio album, Rare, later this week. 

Selena Gomez

But she’s celebrating the album with her fans one night before. 

Gomez announced on Sunday night that Selenators can gather around their devices on Thursday night (January 9) for an iHeartRadioalbum release party special. 

“I can’t wait to share this special moment with you only on @livexlive!” she tweeted.

The album, officially due out on Friday (January 10), will get an early preview during the Los Angeles Livestream special honoring the follow-up to Gomez’s 2015 album Revival

In addition to an “intimate look into the details” of the album, special will also feature an exclusive Q&A with KIIS FM‘s JoJo Wright.  

“It’s the most honest music I’ve ever made and I can’t wait for you to hear my heart,” Gomez tweeted last month along with a grainy video featuring snippets of the videos for the singles released from the album so far, including “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” as well as first listens to the bouncy title track, the slinky “Cut You Off” and “A Sweeter Place,” which features Kid Cudi.

Fans can listen and tune into the special for free at 10:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm PT here through the LiveXLivemobile and OTT apps for iOSAndroidRokuAmazon Fire TVSamsung TV and Apple TV. The stream will also appear on YouTube, LiveXLive’s Twitch channel and LiveXLive’s socials and fans can listen live by tuning into their local iHeartMedia CHR and Hot AC radio stations across the country.

Pre-order Gomez’s new album here, and check out the Rare track list below.

“Rare” 
“Dance Again”
“Ring”
“Vulnerable”
“People You Know”
“Let Me Get Me”
“Crowded Room” feat. 6lack
“Kinda Crazy”
“Fun”
“Cut You Off”
“A Sweeter Place” feat. Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi to Star in Nicholas Jarecki’s Opioid Thriller “Dreamland”

Kid Cudiis living in a dream(land)…

The 35-year-old part Mexican-American actor and Grammy-winning recording artist, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has been cast in Nicholas Jarecki’s opioid thriller, Dreamland.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi joins new additions Sam Worthington and Indira Varma. They join a solid cast that includes Gary Oldman, Armie HammerEvangeline LillyGreg KinnearMichelle Rodriguezand Lily-Rose Depp.

Currently filming in Montreal, the film follows three colliding stories: a drug trafficker (Hammer) arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S.; an architect (Lilly) recovering from an OxyContin 

addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics; and a university professor (Oldman) battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

Kid Cudi is an FDAinvestigator delving deep into prescription safety.

His previous credits include a series regular role on the HBO series How to Make It in America and appearances the films Drunk Parents, Entourage and Two Night Stand.

Kid Cudi Releases New Album, “Passion, Pain, Demon Slayin'”

Kid Cudi’s Passion project has come to fruition…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actor, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has returned to his hip-hop roots with his sixth studio album Passion, Pain, Demon Slayin’.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi’s 18-track set includes appearances from Travis Scott, Andre 3000, Pharrell and Willow Smith.

Prior to the release of his new album, Kid Cudi offered his fans some musical releases, including “Frequency” and “Surfin'” featuring Pharrell.

Here’s the full track list:

ACT 1: Tuned

  1. “Frequency”
  2. “Swim in The Light”
  3. “Releaser”
  4. “By Design” feat. André Benjamin
  5. “All In”

ACT 2: Prophecy

  1. “ILLusions”
  2. “Rose Golden” feat. Willow Smith
  3. “Baptized in Fire” feat. Travis Scott
  4. “Flight At First Sight/Advanced” feat. Pharrell Williams
  5. “Does It”

ACT 3: Niveaux de l’Amour

  1. “Dance 4 Eternity”
  2. “Distant Fantasies”
  3. “Wounds”
  4. “Mature Nature”
  5. “Kitchen”

ACT 4: It’s Bright and Heaven Is Warm

  1. “Cosmic Warrior”
  2. “The Guide” feat. André Benjamin
  3. “Surfin’” feat. Pharrell Williams

Kid Cudi Releases Video for New Single “Frequency”

Kid Cudi is reaching a new frequency

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American singer, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has released the video for his new single “Frequency.”

Kid Cudi

The release comes on the heels of an announcement that Kid Cudi checked into rehab for “depression and suicidal urges.” He gifted fans with two singles off his delayed album, Passion, Pain and Demon Slaying,”Frequency” and “Surfin.”

The five-minute clip focuses on a shirtless Kid Cudi dancing to the loopy vibrations off the Mike Dean/Plain Pat-assisted track.

The video sees him journeying through a dark forest and flips to a woman cloaked in jewels making her way through the dim-lit jungle.

The haunting video was directed by Kid Cudi and produced by film writer Danyi Deats — who produced the visuals to Lana del Ray‘s “Music To Watch Boys To” and T.I‘s “Private Show.”

Vergara Among 49 Celebrities Appearing in Orlando Massacre Tribute Video

Sofia Vergara is urging people to stop the hate

The 43-year-old Colombian actress and Modern Family star is among the 49 celebrities honoring the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting massacre in a Ryan Murphy-Produced tribute video.

Sofia Vergara

The 18-minute tribute, directed by Murphy and Ned Martel, was released this week by the Human Rights Campaign.

“On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latino — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were,” reads the description of the video on YouTube. “It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.”

The video features a photo of each victim, accompanied by a celebrity recounting that person’s individual story. It was filmed over three days, at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

“The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long,” said Murphy in a statement. “No person is born hating another, and we have an obligation as Americans to stand up against prejudice and bigotry that would incite violence against someone simply for who they are. I am proud to have joined with Ned Martel, my talented colleagues, and the Human Rights Campaign to honor these 49 heroes and stop the hate.”

In addition to Vergara, other Latino celebrities who participated in the video include Lea Michele, Edgar Ramirez, George Lopez, Diego Boneta, Demi Lovato, Kid Cudi, Jordana Brewster and Guillermo Díaz.

Learn more at: http://www.hrc.org/StopTheHate.

Kid Cudi Reveals More Details About His Upcoming Album

Kid Cudi is ready to stop, collaborate and listen…

After announcing the title of his upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’the 32-year-old half-Mexican American recording artist and actor continues to drop hints about the project, which could be loaded with PharrellAndre 3000 and Travis Barker collaborations.

Kid Cudi

“Got some magic from Pharrell last nite,” Cudi tweeted Wednesday (June 29). “New collabs, new energy, new frequency.”

He also teased that the new material is on the horizon.

“Gonna get a release date for yall in a few weeks,” he added. “This album and new jams

Though Cudder’s last album, the double-disc Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven veered more towards the rock side, artists like Erykah Badu and the aforementioned 3 Stacks praised his work.

The Cleveland rep has also been releasing new songs over the past few months including “Goodbye,” “All In” and “The Frequency.”

Kid Cudi to Star in Indie Action Crime-Thriller “Vincent N Roxxy”

Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi is ready to Roxxy the big screen…

The 32-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop singer/actor will star in the indie action crime-thriller Vincent N Roxxy.

 Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi

Directed and written by Gary Michael Schultz, and based on the story by Keith Kjarval, the film centers on a small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker who unexpectedly fall in love as they’re forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.

The film will also star Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz and Zoey Deutch. 

Vincent N Roxxy will be screened at Tribeca Film Festival next month.

Film Arcade to Release Mescudi’s “James White” in November

Scott Kid Cudi Mescudi latest film is hitting theaters in November.

This year’s Sundance Film Festival’s Best of Next award winner James White, starring the 31-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop singer/actor, is getting an awards-season push from distributor The Film Arcade, beginning with a theatrical release on November 13.

Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi

Starring Mescudi, Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, the coming-of-age story follows a young New Yorker struggling with self-destructive tendencies in the midst of momentous family changes. While the young man’s mother deals with serious illness, he must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding.

The feature debut of writer-director Josh Mond, James White also stars Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call.

Film Arcade is still solidifying the details of the theatrical release but intends to keep it in theaters as long as it can. The film will make the festival rounds before its release, including the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Film Arcade Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Kid Cudi’s “James White”

Kid Cudi’s latest project is headed to a theater near you…

The Film Arcade has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the Josh Mond-directed James White, starring the 31-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop singer/actor, whose real name is Scott Mescudi.

Kid Cudi

The film is a coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes.

James White also stars Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon.

The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Sundance Film Festival and won the Best of Next Audience Award.

Kid Cudi, who is starring in the film version of HBO’s series Entourage, previously starred in the premium cable network’s series How to Make It in America. He also appeared opposite Aaron Paul in the DreamWorks video game film adaptation Need For Speed.