cudi comes through with the 17 song tracklist for his man on the moon” the legend of mr. rager. you’ve got the arbitrary indie folk artist (st. vincent), the ol’ faithfuls (cee-lo, kanye, and mary j. blige), a handfull of “ye caps,” and the predictable song about marijuana … called “marijuana.” if cudi pushes that envelope anymore, he’ll get a “return to sender” stamp.
1. Scott Mescudi VS the World feat. Cee-Lo
3. Don’t Play This Song feat. Mary J. Blige
4. We Aite (Wake Your Mind Up)
6. Mojo So Dope
7. Ashin’ Kusher
8. Erase Me feat. Kanye West
9. Wild’n Cuz Im Young
10. The Mood
11. MANIAC feat. Cage & St. Vincent
12. Mr. Rager
13. These Worries feat. Mary J. Blige
14. The End feat. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper & Nicole Wray
15. All Along
17. Trapped In My Mind
official video for one of my favorite jawns off man on the moon. drake and consequence are in the video and apparently (according the the notes at the beginning) josh hartnett directed it? ah well. i just want to go ahead and wish jerome/panda/sexiest mexican i’ve ever met a late happy birthday (on the blog, of course) and dedicate this video to him and the rest of the weworemasks familia for poppin’ dallas texas off this past weekend.
this video, strangely enough, parallels this past weekend. however, there are a few discrepancies between this video and our actual weekend. there were equal amounts of collars and ties, but way less female titties and way more of ours. there was way less champagne and way more shots. the rest is exactly the same. EXACTLY.
when you’re leading the pack of hip hop’s next generation, your song remixed and bumped in clubs across the country for going on two years now and have high profile appearances on the albums of hip hop’s royalty (see jay-z and kanye west), ‘highly anticipated’ is an understatement in regards to your debut album.
such are the challenges and high expectations facing kid cudi, who virtually unknown when affiliating himself to the fools gold label, rose to prominence with but a single mixtape to his name. now signed to the infamous GOOD music, all eyes turn to cudi to not only make a name for himself with his unique approach to music, but also as the future of hip hop in its ever evolving form.
through all the madness that was answer the call (holy shit, seriously.), i missed cudi’s venture on david letterman. here he is with the boys of ratatat performing one of the best songs off of man on the moon, which is getting HEAVY play from me.
cudi really came through and delivered on his product, so huge congrats to him for coming around full circle on his debut promo run. be on the lookout for sb’s review next week.
my girl kathy iandoli, who used to be my editor over at allhiphop.com (shivers) got the chance to hear cudi’s album. looks like there won’t be push-backs since things like this will start popping up. by the way, i’m totally jealous that you got to hear it, kathy.
she’s written a lengthy preview of the album in a track-by-track fashion. if it weren’t for reading this piece, i’d still be completely indifferent to the fact that this album was being released. hearing everything about the album was pretty much all i needed to get stoked again.
read the article here.
man on the moon: the end of day is out september 15.
we’ve seen the cover(s), now here’s the tracklisting scenelisting for man on the moon: the end of the day. now that we’re learning more, hearing more, and seeing more.. i’m getting pretty hyped up for this. hit the cut for the scenelisting. september 15th.
wow. this tops most of cudi’s work. the music is incredible. my hopes for the full length just shot up. get it while you can, pretty sure it’s not supposed to be out there.. sure it’ll end up being one of those “fuck it, it’s out there” situations though.
cudi played a REALLY short set, and considering the tickets were $40-50 a pop, i’m glad i didn’t pay for this show. kid cudi came out to welcome to heartbreak intro which segued into the rest of his set. he had a good amount of energy and basically performs exactly how you’d think he would. not amazing by any standard and he needs a lot of tightening as far as live sets are concerned. his setlist was: welcome to heartbreak/down and out*/dat new new/is there any love?/cudi spazzin/man on the moon (the anthem)/the sky might fall*/sky high/day n nite.
*he only did partial versions of these.
- bolded titles are those i recorded videos for
since i already caught estelle opening for gym class heroes back in october, i decided not to stick around for her set. i’m guessing that she performed most to all of shine, and had a good amount of in-between song banter.
regardless, i might be catching cudi in a week or so, since he’s got a show at sxsw. hit the jump for all the videos that i took tonight at the show.