Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kid Cudi: Never Outgrowing The Kid

"A Kid Named Cudi", the mixtape that initially kick started his career, to this very single day remains Cudi's best work. His two recent albums, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" and "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" all fall short of competing with his initial release.

They both lack the creativity and the charisma that "A Kid Named Cudi" brought. This mixtape featured the attraction of relation. There was nothing witty about Kid Cudi and there still isn't. His music gives you the feeling that you can relate to what he's writing, singing and rapping. Plus, the production featured instrumentals that majority of artists wouldn't be able to write too, at that time.

The music that he released is type universal, it featured the insecurities, the love, the hate, the ex's, the lovers and the humour. It's kind of irresistible not to relate to the emotions he shared because as a male, first and foremost, you find comfort in another individual describing what you're going through. He preached the idea of being yourself and not to worry about what others think. As mentioned above, there really isn't any lyrical skill that Cudi holds but it was simply the charisma (meaning all of the relating) and the unheard sound he delivered. After all it's not easy making a club banger by exhaling your emotions on a futuristic song.

His albums follow the exact type of formula but somehow don't have the same appeal as his first release. Simplicity at it's best is somehow the most effective.

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