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Album Cover: Kid Cudi unveils the Album Cover for ‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’

Kid Cudi peers out from the shadows on his album art for his upcoming sophomore album titled, ‘Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’. Proceeded by his Kanye West assisted lead single “Erase Me”, Cudi’s new album is set to be released November 9th.

Check out the video for his single, “Erase Me” featuring Kanye West below….

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Posted in 'Dark Twisted Fantasy World', 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kanye, Kanye West

Album Cover: Kanye West Unveils Banned Album Cover for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Kanye West just revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due to come out later next month (November 22nd). While presenting the cover, the artist also communicated that the cover was banned in the USA. You can expect an alternative cover, at least for the US market. One can for sure say that the cover suits the title of the album!

This is what West had to say about his album cover via his twitter….

Mr. West claims the powers-that-be won’t allow this to be the cover image of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. Back to the drawing board.

Posted in 'Dark Twisted Fantasy World', 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'Pink Friday', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj

Album Cover: Nicki Minaj Unveils Album Cover for ‘Pink Friday’


On Friday Nicki Minaj unveiled the new album cover for her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Pink Friday’. The album will now be released, Friday, November 22, which is actually one day earlier than it’s original set release date. It will now go head-to-head with Kanye West‘s, ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy World’.

Will you be buying Nicki’s Album or Kanye’s Album? Or both?

Posted in "Scream", 'Flesh Tone', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kelis, Music

Album Cover: Kelis unveils new artwork for her single “Scream”

Kelis unveils the official artwork for her latest new single “Scream,” which is lifted from her latest album ‘Flesh Tone.’

On the cover, Kelis bares her internal organs for the rather interesting sci-fi looking artwork. The track will serve as the third official single from the project. I’m not a huge fan of Kelis, but the cover looks pretty Dope!

What are your thoughts about the cover?

Check out her latest single, “Scream” below….

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Posted in 'Nothing', Album Artwork, Album Cover, “Hot-N-Fun”, “Party People”, Chad Hugo, Music, N.E.R.D., Nelly Furtado, Pharrell Williams, Shay Haley

Album Cover: N.E.R.D. Unveils New Album Cover for ‘Nothing’

N.E.R.D.’s fourth album ‘Nothing’ is finally scheduled to arrive this November, after undergoing some serious reconstructive work and a sharp change in direction. According to Pharrell Williams, the decision to scrap 27 potential songs for the album earlier this year has inspired a completely new body of work.

“We got rid of those tracks and started with nothing, so I was like, that’s what we need to do — we need to call [the album] ‘Nothing,” Pharrell tells The BoomBox. “At the end of the day, how did the world come about? They said it started with the Big Bang, but what was before the Big Bang? What comes before all great ideas? Before you’re inspired … Nothing!”

Although Pharrell has repeatedly described the album’s current line-up of songs as “lifestyle” music, the N.E.R.D. frontman doesn’t actually hold the new content in such light regard. Observations on current events, technology, and the dizzying pace of daily life, were all driving forces in the effort to create an album dedicated to “escapism,” or an alternative reality.

“We’ve had so many things going on, from the technological advancements of the iPod, and the iPad, which are genius,” Pharrell explains, beginning on a positive note. “But at the same time we also have technological failures like the oil spill and it feels a lot like the late 60s and early 70s. While I was too young to understand what we were going through, I’ve looked back at a lot of footage and newsreels from that era. And now we have issues like our dependency on fossil fuels, which has not proven to be a good thing.”

“There are issues and people want to talk about them, but we don’t want to bring people down,” he continued, emphasizing that ‘Nothing’ is intended to uplift the listener. “We want to bring people up, make people happy, we’re tired of people thinking so much, That’s why in the middle of the ‘Hot n Fun’ song, you hear me say, ‘People don’t wanna think anymore, they just wanna feel, they wanna let go,’ for just for a second man. We need some kind of escapism and that’s what the ‘Nothing’ album is about.”

Some of that escapism will appeal uniquely to the female psyche “in the same way that a Sandra Bullock film would,” Pharrell says, but by no means is it intended to be enjoyed only by the fairer sex. “This album is for black, white, gay, straight, tall, skinny, fat, whatever. As long as you have blood in your body, it’s for you. It’s just for you to listen and escape. While a lot of women hear it and they feel sexy, it’s not a sexual album. I’m not saying anything about a girl’s body necessarily. The focus is to liberate women and make them feel free and be happy about music and what music does to them.”

On the new album cover, Pharrell is wearing a combat helmet with red, white, and blue feathers stuck in the side, he shows his profile, facing away from the camera. The band’s rock-rap effort collaborated with Nelly Furtado for their single, “Hot-N-Fun” and follow-up “Party People.”

‘Nothing’ is currently set for a November 2 release.

Listen to their single “Hot-N-Fun” below….
(Audio via THE SCENE SOCIETY)

Source: The Boom-Box/Rap-Up.com

Posted in "Good Fridays", "Runaway", 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, G.O.O.D Friday, Hip-Hop News, Kanye, Kanye West, Pusha T

Album Cover: Kanye West Unveils New Album Artwork For His Single “Runaway”


Less than a week and a half ago, Kanye West unveiled his single “Runaway” which features Pusha T at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards through a charged performance. The single also has an accompanying 40 minute film to boot.

Today West revealed the official cover art to the anthem claimed to be for “assholes, douche-bags and jerk-offs.” The artwork features a ballerina twirling against the composition of a green wall, seen below:

This one is missing the trademark artwork since it wasn’t a G.O.O.D Friday release. “Runaway” is expected to be included on West‘s fifth album, reportedly titled ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due this fall on Def Jam Records.

Listen and download Kanye West’s latest single “Runaway” below. Enjoy!!

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Download It: Kanye West feat. Pusha T – “Runaway”

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