It's been a difficult past few months for Kid Cudi, who checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges, resulting in a slight delay of his new album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin. There was an outpouring of support following Cudder's announcement (rightly so), which ultimately was a sense of comfort for Cudi, who shared an open letter to thanks all those supporters.
At midnight, the anticipated album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin finally arrived. It's a 19-track effort, with choice features-- Travis Scott and Willow Smith each get a look, while Pharrell Williams and Andre 3000 get two a piece. Andre 3k helps to close out the album with "The Guide." It's a dark, creepy record with a quivering synth line and a guitar melody to accompany it-- Cudi provides an additional sense of melody with his trademark howling and humming.
If you've had a chance to sink your teeth into Cudi's new album, what do you think of it? Favorite song off it so far?
So when did we become, so sophisticated and smart
And trying so hard, we forget that we were animals
But never her, I never heard a creature make such sounds
It would never would occur to people her up-downs
Convertible would murder evil, pup pup hounds
Just been dogging her
Courtesy and real love found, just been dodging her
Mr. man, misogyny hands, been massaging her
- Andre Benjamin