Man On the Moon III from Kid Cudi was a tale of two halves for writers Ryan Gaur & Miki Hellerbach. Expectation, sonic taste and subconscious hope for a journey resulted in opposing sections of the project being what they didn’t realize they wanted to hear.
From the hook on Pusha T’s “Come Back Baby” to the quasi-unreleased Kurt Cobain demos on “Cudi Montage”, the five-chapter Wyoming series produced by Kanye West contains some of the most iconic samples of the year. We break them down one-by-one to gain a glimpse behind the creative process of one of the most talented […]
The journey back from the sunken place of unchecked mental illness is long, uncertain, and unmapped. The path is littered with lost souls and all progress can be rescinded in a moment. The effort to remain present and forward-facing can cost the strongest man his entire reserve of will and power. On KIDS SEE GHOSTS, […]
Have you ever day dreamed about what it’d be like to work with Kanye West in the studio? In this edition of By the Numbers, contributor Ben Carter digs deep into the data to measure the commercial impact of having authentic Yeezy production on your music. Does Kanye West have the Touch of Gold? 2018 […]