His first for Island rather than Kanye's boutique Island subsidiary G.O.O.D. Music, Indicud features a huge list of collaborations, from the RZA, Kendrick Lamar (who's playing Nashville Oct. 3, you'll recall) and A$AP Rocky, to Father John Misty and the mom-jort-rockin' indie ladies of HAIM. The collabs are prevalent enough that how the guest spots will be handled in the live show becomes an intriguing question, but there are plenty of solid solo cuts to pick from (the Macaulay-Culkin-in-The-Good-Son-sampling "Unfuckwittable" is just one standout). Fellow G.O.O.D. alumnus and ever-sharp Big Sean will be part of the crew (the J. Cole collaboration "24k of Gold" from his latest mixtape Detroit makes me feel a little under-dressed), as well as XXL Top Freshman Logic, the self-produced DIY MC who is styling himself as Young Sinatra.
Tickets will set you back $45, and go on sale next Friday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Follow the jump for a sample platter of clips.
An ominous solo Cudi cut:
Cudi and Kendrick Lamar (mostly Kendrick):
Big Sean and J. Cole talk success:
Logic's latest mixtape, on which he toured for 2 months: