Kid Cudi loves Miami so much.
In 2009, he threw a free party on South Beach with Santigold. And then he came back on New Years Eve to help ring in 2010.
It's been a while, though. So to make up for lost time and make sure his experience is authentically "MIAMI," he'll be performing next week in the middle of Doral.
"Day 'N' Nite," Cudi's chart topping single from 2009, is a sensitive R&B rap song from an album, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, filled with sensitive R&B rap songs. Highly resonant with Kanye West's own emo-synth opus, 808s & Heartbreak, Cudi's debut featured Mr. West as both a rapper and a producer. The record also included a cameo from MGMT, which makes us wonder if Kid Cudi qualifies as hipster hop.
Regardless, it's been a little while since Cudi's been around town and we figure that's because he was working on his new release, Space Travel. The album appears to be in some sort of pre-press limbo as there is seemingly no information about it aside from the tracklist and the fact that it's due to drop in 2011.
So we recommend hopping on 836 (or 112) and heading over to La Covacha, which is quite the establishment. It's about time we caught up with Kid Cudi.
CANCELED Kid Cudi with ¡Mayday!, Saheed, and GhostWridah, hosted by Major Event Marketing. Friday, May 20. La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Doral. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30. Tickets cost $45 general admission or $90 VIP via inticketing.com. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-594-3717 or visit lacovacha.com.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.