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Unlike the majority of the people I have talked to, I was not personally a fan of Man On the Moon: The End of Day. Yeah it was an interesting album, one that encompassed a style that I had not heard in rap before, or at least in mainstream rap; but I felt Kid Cudi was working too much towards the abstract or extremities of rap (more towards pop), even more than Kanye had tried to test rap’s boundaries previously. While I liked “Day n Nite,” I saw that as more of a concept track (much like a concept car): something that is made as a sign of innovation but is not made into a legitimate product release and is certainly not a model for the norm. I was looking for more of the “Make Her Say” style track, heavily based on sample, a strong bass-line, and Cudi just straight spittin’ fire, but instead I got tracks like “Pursuit of Happiness” which were just simply too different from the heart of rap (the model that had made me fall in love with rap). So, as a result, I was not waiting on the edge of my seat for the release of Man On the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager… Sue me. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m not a fan of these kind of multi-posts since it means not being able to give as much attention to each song/piece of news, but this will save my ass time-wise so here you go.
First order of business is some good news by way of Toronto singer/rapper/songwriter/producer, k-os. After several albums, he will be dropping his first mixtape, The Anchorman Mixtape, July 23rd. Word is the tape will be for the most part strictly spitting, and there will be a Drake collabo on it. Let’s hope this tape won’t go the way of Jay Electronica’s Act II or Ski Beatz’s 24 Hour Karate School. Spotted @ CityOnMyBack.
New music from Big Boi, Diggy, Cee-Lo and Wale after the jump.