Kid Cudi to Launch “Insano World Tour” This Summer

Kid Cudi is hitting the road this summer…

The 40-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor will travel across the globe for the Insano World Tour.

Kid CudiKid Cudi will kick off the tour in Austin, Texas, on June 28 and will hit select arenas across the country throughout the summer.

The Ohio native won’t be at it alone, as his “EVERYBODY LIKE” collaborator Pusha T will be joining him on the trek. Jaden SmithEARTHGANG, Chelsea Pastel and Siena Bella will also be popping up to assist the tour on a handful of dates.

Among the 43 shows, Kid Cudi is slated to visit New York City, Nashville, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Detroit, his hometown of Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle, and wraps up the North American leg in Los Angeles on August 30 at the Arena.

Kid Cudi will head overseas for a slew of shows in quarter one of 2025, where he’ll hit London’s O2 Arena, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland and other cities in the U.K.

American Express pre-sale tickets are set to go on sale starting on March 12 at 10 a.m. local time, and March 13 for those looking to attend European shows.

The general public will get in on the ticketing action on March 15 at the Insano Tour website.

Kid Cudi unleashed what he described as his most “powerful” project to date with INSANO in January, which featured guest appearances from Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Lil Yachty and Pharrell.

The LP debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. He boosted INSANO with a deluxe edition of sorts where he added a handful of new songs last month for the NITRO MEGA version.


North American Dates
June 28, 2024 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center +^
June 30, 2024 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center +^
July 3, 2024 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena +*
July 5, 2024 – Sunrise, FL @ Amerant Bank Arena +*
July 6, 2024 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena +*
July 9, 2024 – Duluth, GA @  Gas South Arena +*
July 11, 2024 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena +*
July 13, 2024 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena +*
July 14, 2024 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center +*
July 17, 2024 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center +^
July 19, 2024 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena +^
July 20, 2024 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre +^
July 23, 2024 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden +^
July 24, 2024 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden +^
July 27, 2024 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena +*
July 28, 2024 – Rosemont, IL  @ Allstate Arena +*
July 31, 2024 – Cleveland, OH @  Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse +*#!
Aug. 2, 2024 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center +*#!
Aug. 7, 2024 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center +*
Aug. 9, 2024 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center +*
Aug. 11, 2024 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena +*
Aug. 14, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ @  Footprint Center +*
Aug. 16, 2024 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena +*
Aug. 17, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena +*
Aug. 20, 2024 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center +*
Aug. 22, 2024 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center +*
Aug. 24, 2024 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena +*
Aug. 25, 2024 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena +*
Aug. 28, 2024 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center +^
Aug. 30, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arena +^

Feb. 25, 2025 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum +
Feb. 27, 2025 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclays Arena +
Feb. 28, 2025 – Berlin, Germany @ Uber Arena +
March 2, 2025 – Oberhausen, Germany @  Rudolf Weber-ARENA +
March 3, 2025 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome +
March 5, 2025 – Milan, Italy @ Forum Milano +
March 8, 2025 – Paris, France @ Accor Arena +
March 9, 2025 – Brussels, Belgium @ ING Arena +
March 12, 2025 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena +
March 14, 2025 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena +
March 15, 2025 – Manchester, UK @ Co-op Live +
March 18, 2025 – London, UK @ The O2 +

^ Jaden
# Chelsea Pastel
! Siena Bella

Arturo Castro Joins Voice Cast of Kid Cudi’s Adult-Animated Music Series “Entergalactic”

Arturo Castro has landed an out of this world role…

The 36-year-old Guatemalan actor has joined the all-star voice cast of Entergalactic, the adult-animated music series based on the upcoming album of the same name by rapper, singer and actor Kid Cudi (aka Scott Mescudi).

Arturo CastroIn addition to Castro, new cast additions include Jessica Williams, Timothée ChalametTy Dolla $ign, Laura HarrierVanessa HudgensChristopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Teyana Taylor, Jaden Smith, Keith David and Macaulay Culkin.

The series, which hails from Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi, will showcase music from Kid Cudi’s album.

Entergalactic follows a young artist named Jabari, voiced by Mescudi, as he attempts to balance love and success. Finding the latter brings Jabari a step closer to the former, when moving into his dream apartment introduces him to his new neighbor, photographer it-girl, Meadow, voiced by Williams. An explosion of art, music, and fashion, Entergalactic takes place in the only city that can handle all three: New York.

Character descriptions below.

Kid Cudi’s Jabari, a charming, creative visionary with a splash of goofball, is effortlessly cool. Dressed head-to-toe in the holiest of streetwear grails, Jabari is just one of those kids you can’t help but love. At a first time crossroads of career success and the perfect apartment, he is about to find the final piece of adulthood: true love.

Williams’ Meadow is an on-the-rise photographer who is Jabari’s new neighbor. Meadow is not only the coolest girl at the party, she’s the realest.

Chalamet is Jimmy, Jabari’s best friend and… weed dealer, though with the new drug laws he’s now focusing on crypto and new inventions. An oxymoronic, laid back conspiracy theorist, Jimmy is never without a blunt and a book.

Ty Dolla $ign voices Ky, Jabari’s irreverent, and at times, inappropriate road dog. Ky is always there for Jabari, even though his support can sometimes come in interesting packages.

Harrier is Carmen, Jabari’s recent ex-girlfriend. Stylish and confident, Carmen is the girl you’re supposed to marry.

Hudgens voices Karina, Meadow’s best friend who is trustworthy, grounded and adorably pregnant.

Abbott is Reed, well-dressed shark with a heart and art dealer representing Meadow’s photography. Reed has the kind of chin that is sharp enough to cut glass but not strong enough to take a punch.

070 Shake voices Nadia, Meadow’s associate from the art scene. Born and raised in New York City, Nadia is an in-your-face sculptor whose voice could only be drowned out by the brashness of her own work.

Smith is Jordan. An adolescent BMX superstar, Jordan’s talent earns a pass to kick it with Jabari and Jimmy. Jordan sees the dating landscape in New York City just a bit different than Jabari.

David voices Mr. Rager: Jabari’s superhero creation.

Taylor voices Boxing Coach, Meadow and Karina’s hard-nose boxing instructor at Rumble NYC.

Castro is Len. An upwardly mobile professional, Len is Jabrari’s co-worker at Vision Comics. He wears hard-bottom shoes and a newsboy cap. He’s super smart AND super annoying.

Culkin voices Downtown Pat. Downtown legend and life-long, city-wide delinquent. Despite his gritty exterior, Pat has a very romantic heart and wise words to give.

Mescudi will write, star, and executive produce the series. How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman will co-write with Mescudi and will also executive produce along with Barris.

Entergalactic premieres this fall on Netflix.

Anitta to Appear in the YouTube Originals Special “Dear Earth”

Anitta is celebrating the planet…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer will be featured in an upcoming YouTube Originals special titled Dear Earth.


Anitta will appear alongside BLACKPINKBillie EilishJaden Smith and more in the special premiering in October.

Dear Earth is part of YouTube Originals’ October sustainability-centered programming.

Former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu and Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai are among the global leaders presenting during the multi-hour celebration of the planet.

It will follow a similar format to YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 all-star commencement special during the pandemic last year, with keynote addresses, musical performances, special appearances and comedic shorts.

Dear Earth will “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, told reporters during the Summer TCA press tour.

Lil Dicky and GaTa as well as Tinashe will also be featured, as well as Marsai Martin, The Muppets, SpongeBob SquarePants and YouTube creators AsapSCIENCEBrave WildernessBretman Rock, DreamJack HarriesTheOdd1sOutPhysicsGirl and ZHC.

Dear Earth will premiere on YouTube on October 23.

The special is produced by Done + Dusted, Strong Brew and Silverback Films.

Eva Longoria to Guest Star on Disney+’s “The Proud Family” Revival “Louder and Prouder”

Eva Longoria is preparing for a moment of Proud

Disney+ has locked in a stacked cast of guest stars and new recurring talent for The Proud Family revival Louder and Prouder, including the 46-year-old Mexican American actress/producer, in commemoration of the original animated series’ 20th anniversary.

Eva Longoria

In addition to Longoria, best known for her starring role on Desperate Housewives, the guest-starring voice cast will feature A-listers from the worlds of music, film, TV and sports including LizzoLil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr., Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Jane Lynch, Marsai Martin, Jaden Smith, Glynn Turman, Lamorne Morris, Brenda Song, Tina Knowles, Holly Robinson Peete, Al Roker, Bretman Rock, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Dominique Dawes, among others.

The series is set to launch on Disney+ in 2022

New recurring stars announced include Asante Blackk as Penny’s boyfriend, Kareem; rapper Artist “A Boogie” Dubose as Maya’s gamer brother, Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins; Raquel Lee Bolleau, who will reprise her role as Nubia Gross; and Marcus T. Paulk, who reprises his role as Penny’s classmate, Myron.

Airing on Disney Channel between 2001 and 2005, The Proud Family followed the misadventures of teenager Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt) and her numerous eccentric family members.

Louder and Prouder is currently in production at Disney Television Animation and will pick up the story of its central character, as it catches up with her parents Oscar (Tommy Davidson) and Trudy (Paula Jai Parker), her twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, her grandmother Suga Mama (JoMarie Payton) and dog Puff, and members of her loyal crew including Dijonay Jones (Karen Malina White), LaCienega Boulevardez (Alisa Reyes) and Zoey Howzer (Soleil Moon Frye), among others.

Other original cast members reprising their roles, as previously announced, are Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Mencia, Maria Canals-Barrera and Alvaro Gutierrez. Additional recurring cast members new to the world of The Proud Family include Keke Palmer, Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, and EJ Johnson.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is executive produced by Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, who served in the same capacity on the original series.

All seasons of The Proud Family are currently available for streaming on Disney+. Disney+ has release a 20th anniversary featurette, in which Louder and Prouder stars reflect on their draw to the original series.

David Blaine Breaks YouTube Original Live Event Record with Helium Balloon ‘Ascension’ Stunt

David Blaine has entered the YouTube record books…

The 47-year-old part-Puerto Rican illusionist, endurance artist and extreme performer’s live stunt Ascension, in which he flew over the Arizona desert using helium balloons, has shattered a YouTube record.

David Blaine, Ascension

This week’s stunt, which took place on Wednesday, was the most-watched YouTube Original Live Event to date, according to the video streaming platform, with over 770,000 peak concurrent viewers, besting Dear Class of 2020 (665k peak concurrents), The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast (662k peak concurrent), Will Smith: The Jump(more than 300k peak concurrents) and Taylor Swift: Lover’s Lounge (Live) (more than 185k peak concurrents).

“David Blaine exceeded expectations once again!” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube, “What an inspirational moment for viewers all around the world and we’re so thrilled with what he accomplished today live on YouTube.”

The event streamed live exclusively on YouTube, which funded and produced the project.

Blaine lifted off shortly before 8:00 am PT and within 40 minutes had risen to a height of over 19,000 feet. He eventually reached a height of 24,900 feet and then parachuted to the ground. He completed the entire event within an hour.

The livestream event was hosted by YouTube creator and tech expert Marques Brownlee and featured appearances from Casey Neistat, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, professional surfer Jamie O’Brien, among others, with a special appearance from David Blaine’s daughter, Dessa.

Blaine’s original plan was to fly over New York, but he decided to shift to Arizona because of weather concerns and logistical issues.

Spotify’s RapCaviar Pantheon Installation to Honor Cardi B & Her “Undeniable Impact”

Cardi Bis being immortalized…

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation will join Jaden Smith, Juice WRLD and Gunna as part of Spotify’s RapCaviar Pantheon.

Cardi B

The four hip-hop stars will be inducted into a special hall of fame in New York, where they’ll be feted for a limited time with life-size sculptures.

This year’s class is a “reflection of hip-hop today” and each artist is recognized as a cultural disruptor and for “making an undeniable impact” on the genre.  

The special artworks in the Spotify Installation will be housed at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3-7.

Spotify Rap-caviar-pantheon

The RapCaviar Pantheon returns this year after the inaugural 2017 event, which saw the Brooklyn Museum display sculptures of some of the hip-hop’s stellar acts, including SZA21 Savage and Metro Boomin

The Pantheon was created by Spotify’s in-house team with creative director Ibra Akeconsulting on the project and directing the accompanying films.

Netflix to Premiere Part II of Guardiola’s “The Get Down” in April

Herizen F. Guardiola is ready to get down all over again…

Netflix has set an April 7 return date for The Get Down Part II, the follow-up to the premiere season of the Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis hip-hop musical drama starring the 20-year-old half-Cuban American actress.

Herizen F. Guardiola

“Gonna take our music from minor to major league,” says a voice-over on the new clip announcing the return date. Set in the late-1970s South Bronx and focusing on six gifted kids at the forefront of the hip-hop musical revolution, The Get Down premiered last August with six episodes and a cast including Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, Jaden Smith, T.J. Brown Jr. and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Part II is set in 1978, a year after the events of the debut season. With disco reigning supreme, a new, as-yet-unnamed genre is burgeoning, with young lovers Books (Justice Smith) and Mylene (Guardiola) caught up in the “looming cultural revolution,” as Netflix puts it. “Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through – and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other,” says Netflix.

Aguilera Releases New Single “Telepathy” from “The Get Down” Soundtrack

Christina Aguilera is transmitting her latest single to the world…

The 35-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer has released her latest single “Telepathy,” which features Nile Rogers.

Christina Aguilera

The track, which was written by Sia Furler and produced by Nelson George, is among the songs serving as soundtracks of Baz Luhrmann‘s new Netflix series The Get Down starring Jaden Smith.

“This album is an introduction to the many musical genres and styles that can be heard in The Get Down, which is really a story of New York in the late 70’s, an incredibly fertile time of creativity amid chaos,” says Luhrmann. “While our production is a musical that embodies many classic hits, we also use contemporary sounds and techniques connecting the dots between then and now. My great privilege is to have associated with such a diverse musical community.”

Described as a disco track, the song is released ahead of the show’s premiere on August 12.

Jaden Smith also contributes to the soundtrack album along with Miguel, Nas, Zayn Malik, Leon Bridges and Janelle Monae.

“Telepathy” is available online.

Kid Cudi to Star in “Need for Speed” Film

ScottKid CudiMescudi has landed his next acting project…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer/music producer-turned-actor has been cast in DreamWorksNeed for Speed, the film adaptation of the EA video game to be directed by Scott Waugh.

Kid Cudi

Need for Speed, which stars Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots on ’70s-style fast-paced high-octane cars. Paul plays Tobey Marshall, who races cross country at impossible speeds from New York to Los Angeles to get revenge on the man who killed his best friend.

Mescudi will play Paul’s best friend in the film.

Kid Cudi, as he’s known in the music world, made his acting debut in HBO’s How To Make It In America and most recently appeared in the indie film Two Night Stand. He’s also had a guest-starring roles on The Cleveland Show and One Tree Hill.

Mescudi, who has worked with Kanye West, David Guetta and most recently Jaden Smith, has contributed to soundtracks for DreamWorks’ Fright Night and The Hunger Games, which earned him an MTV Movie Award nod.

Kid Cudi Collaborates with Jaden Smith on “Higher Up” Track

Kid Cudi has joined forces with kid Smith on a new musical collaboration…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist/songwriter appears on a new track titled “Higher Up,” which has been released by Jaden Smith.

Kid Cudi

The new rap single contains rhymes from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 14-year-old son,  which are delivered over the instrumental track from Kid Cudi’s 2009 song. The young Smith presents a chilled-out R&B beat and some lyrics dedicated to his famous parents.

“Higher Up” opens with a gentle piano playing along a relaxed percussion beat. Jaden’s deep voice, which sounds very different from how his vocals sounded in his cameo on Justin Bieber‘s “Never Say Never,” comes as a surprise at the start of the song. Kid Cudi joins the rhymes during the song’s hook, singing the line, “Who’s all ready to go higher up?”

Smith sings, “I’m just a kid who’s not really a kid/ I’m different, dawg, I wear dresses / I’m not upset / You don’t mess with my style cause this stuff’s aggressive/ I’m sorry mom and dad I’m just trying to live, tell them bloggers when they see me to stay out my business.”

“Higher Up” is the first of two projects between Kid Cudi and Smith.

The “Day ‘n’ Nite” hitmaker has previously revealed that the young Smith would be a featured artist on his next album, Indicud, which is slated for release in 2013.