Album Review: Kid Cudi, "Man On The Moon"
The man that landed on Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, singing the track "Welcome to Heartbreak", and helping with songwriting on "Heartless" and "Paranoid," Scott Mescudi is now set to tackle is own mission. Better recognized as Kid Cudi, this rapper-singer explores his inner thoughts with dark, edgy, and futuristic melodies in Man On The Moon: The End of Day.
Cudi’s sound does stand alone from other hip-hop stars. The debut single “Day n’ Night,” introduces his vision. But collectively, it works. The Cleveland native can give thanks to acts like Andre 3000’s Love Below, and Ye’ for opening that door. The duo, along with lyric legend Common, makes a hit on latest single “Make Her Say.” Originally titled “I Poke Her Face,” but changed for radio play. The song also contains a vocal sample of “Poker Face,” by pop phenomenon, Lady Gaga.
The opening “In My Dreams,” is an eye-opener into the world, according to Cudi. It follows with “Soundtrack 2 My Life,” where his life stories began to unfold. "Cudder" tells aspiring dreams to horrific nightmares. His imagination may be difficult to grasp but worth exploring the journey and figuring it out.
Favorite tracks: "Soundtrack 2 My Life", "Sky Might Fall, and Alive (Nightmare)"
By: Jonathan White