In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, we get a sneak peek preview of [lastfm]Kid Cudi[/lastfm]’s upcoming album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. The previews we’ve heard make it sound like doing drugs on a speeding meteor through space, but we’ll have to wait for a final conclusion when the album drops on November 9th. Here’s the brief preview:
Kid Cudi’s 2009 debut was a Top Five hit, but the MC says there was a downside to success: constant paranoia and a nasty cocaine habit. “This album is me closing that chapter.” he says. “I’m moving on in a positive light.” The Rapper cut most of his second LP in Hawaii, at the same studios that mentor Kanye West was using. “We’d meet up and talk about what we created,” says Cudi. “It was magic.” The two team up on “Wylin’ Cause I’m Young,” a haunted electro cut, and Mary J. Blige – whom Cudi cornered at the airport – sings on “These Worries.” “At the Studio, I told her what I was going through,” he says. “Mary helped me get my shit together.”
What is this? The ’80s? Why is everyone in the business addicted to cocaine again?
Here’s two samples off his upcoming album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
“Wylin’ Cuz I’m Young” with Kanye West:
“Mr. Rager” is super-legit. Cudi is a true artist.
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