In May, Avelino returned to us after completing the Four Seasons freestyle series with a new double version, the “Mercedes Coupe” (produced by R Lo and Bambz) and the “Magick” (produced by the 169), two contrasting versions combined by the common reflection thread, although expressed from completely different perspectives.
A few weeks after its release, the rapper dropped the late-night visuals for “Mercedes Coupe” and is now back with the “Magick” video. Replacing expensive bottles and fast cars with life’s true riches, this new video, directed by @arminviews, follows Avelino as he revisits the block that raised him up as he reconnects with what really matters.
At the time, Avelino had this to say about the two tracks: “‘Mercedes Coupe’ & ‘Magick’ are about the finer things in life. I celebrate and reflect equally. The fact that any person can go from the gutter to glory if they put their mind to it, is as true as the fact that grass is green. These songs will either help you reflect on life or motivate you for the future, maybe even both.”
Peep the “Magick” video above and be sure to add both tracks to your playlist.
Kid Cudi Reveals When ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ Will Hit Streaming Services
In a series of tweets shared on Monday, Kid Cudi revealed plans to bring his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, to streaming services this month.
“July 8 Flying to the Moon Kids Volume 1 (The Best). July 15 is a boy named Cudi. I love you. You’re welcome,” he tweeted Monday, to fan fervor. The 2008 project that led Cudi to work with Kanye West includes Cudi’s groundbreaking single “Day ‘n’ Nite”.
“A Kid Named Cudi dropped July 17th 2008. This official release is 2 days shy of the 14th anniversary,” he added. “I am so damn excited u all get to enjoy it again, remastered, w all the jams that made people fans from jump. Also, did a new intro.” In a retweet of a fan, he also confirmed plans to release the record on vinyl. As for the best of compilation Cudi teased, fans can find out more about The Boy Who Flew to the Moon Vol. 1 this Wednesday.