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Kid Cudi 2014 Coachella

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Kid Cudi and Kanye West met while the former was working in the BAPE store. Ye invited the up and coming artist to help him write and record reference hooks, much of which featured on JAY Z’s Blueprint 3 and Kanye West’s iconic 808s & Heartbreaks. The latter has since become the sonic blueprint for much of today’s popular hip-hop and RnB.

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