New Videos: Kanye’s Gritty and Glam Protégés

08/05/2009 11:42 AM |

It’s the dawn of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams, duh) record label empire, and both his promising young rappers released fancy new videos recently. Kid Cudi, the Cleveland native with the huge hit “Day ‘N’ Nite” to his name, is prepping his album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, for its tentative September release. Kudi is basically a young Kanye, with contemporary Kanye’s taste for singing. West’s other major rookie, Detroit’s Big Sean, doesn’t always say the smartest stuff, but damn he sounds good. His first album, Finally Famous, doesn’t have a release date yet, but the Hype Williams video for its first single “Getcha Some” (click link to watch) is pretty cool. First though, check out Nez Khammal’s crispy cool video for Kudi’s “Make Her Say” (with Kanye and Common), which features a sample of L Mag favorite Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face“: