Peep this intergalactic list of 10 cosmic tracks from the Man On The Moon.
When having a conversation about an artist like Kid Cudi, there are a multitude of aspects, both musically motivated and culture concurrent that factor into developing the full picture of who he is as a musician and an icon. Scott Mescudi is not only the voice of a lost generation, he is also a pioneer and innovator in modern music and a major influence within the industry. He's been an innovator literally since he first dropped as his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi was one of the first of its kind to be released in collaboration with a streetwear brand like 10 Deep. And throughout a career just a few years shy of a decade, he has continued to be a trailblazer and break molds in addition to creating them.
For instance, take into account his beloved Man On The Moon albums, which embody an eclectic fusion of passionate and timeless music that has both fueled his star power and solidified his prowess as a taste maker, while also simultaneously creating several sub genres from the music itself that helped open doors for a new wave of artists. Tracks like "Day N Night" and "Mr. Rager" gave a voice to the voiceless and melted the status quo of what a rapper could be and or sound like. Even more so, Kid Cudi has made it his mission to not be defined by the music industries categorical lanes and has turned his habitual line-stepping into longevity despite road blocks like drug addiction and label issues. His collaborative rock album with producer Dot Da Genius debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts in addition to nabbing the No. 3 spot on the the US Billboard 200. Then in 2013 just before the release of his third studio album Indicud Kid Cudi shocked the world when he announced his departure from Kanye West's GOOD Music record label. Much uncertainty surrounded his decision to part ways with the label and many had doubts about whether or not he would be able to deliver on this release. Yet once again, Cudi broke down barriers and wowed the world once again with the incredible body of work Indicud is, and managed to debut at the No. 2 spot on the charts.
And now, several months after the release of his long awaited fifth studio album, following the commercially unsuccessful release of his Alternative Rock album Speedin' Bullet To Heaven, Kid Cudi has defied the odds once again and is back on top and in place to make a truly legendary run. With that said, this list will present to you 10 of the most profound and meaningful Kid Cudi tracks.