Kid Cudi’s one of the new guys in hip hop that I actually really like. His debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day was audacious and grandiose and hit the mark with some great songs. Making your first album a lite concept album takes some balls and even though it didn’t go over terribly well, I respect the choice.
His next album continues the “Man on the Moon” concept, called Man on the Moon II:The Legend of Mr. Rager. Hopefully the idea will be more fleshed out this time around. But then what’s really important is the music and the first single, called “REVOFEV” (short for Revolution of Evolution) is on fire. Calling back a Motown vibe, it sounds huge.
I recommend turning the speakers up for this one.
Kid Cudi | REVOFEV [download]