Scott Mescudi better known as Kid Cudi has definitely carved his own path in the world of music.
He has overstepped the blasé lyrics and images of riches and women to bring fans something much greater, something more meaningful. He has brought forth his perspective on Real Life and True Emotion that an undeniable audience of faithful followers can relate to and identify with.
Cudi offers a blend of harmonized vocals and clever poetry that is a unique sound to music lovers across the world. For this level of originality, it's only right that Cudi A.K.A "The Rager" is Unhinged.
Cudi's skills and passion as an artists have been witnessed in a variety of ways, with everything from
rocking on Jay-Z's BluePrint 3 to songwriting for others. Scott truly realizes the importance of maintaining his integrity, while at the same time pushing himself to higher limits. A lot of artists today, seem to sell their soul for fame and fortune, only to have drizzled attention for a few short-lived months. Cudi's in for the long haul and he's building up quite a category of music to support these proclamations. We've followed Cudi from A Kid Named Cudi all the way to Indicud and here are a few gems that showcase some of his "Wizardry" as he likes to call it.
"Man On The Moon" is a song from A Kid Named Cudi that clearly demonstrates the level of insight that Scott has into his own impact on the world of sound. He understands that he's different and he's okay with that, he doesn't care to be the next over-commercialized sensation. When you listen to the radio today, you ever notice how a lot of the top-charters that we are force-fed sound alike? We're not going to call any names, but you know which artists have had way too much exposure for making brainless music filled with reckless content. And that's something that sets Cudi apart, he's not conforming just to sell records, he has a vision for something bigger.
As Cudi's reach with audiences has stretched farther into the stratosphere, we as fans began to notice more of a focused direction in his croons. Songs like "Mr. Rager" and "Ghost" find a confident and even more "relaxed" Cudi speaking his mind about some of the success that has entered his life. Even while, talking of the changes occurring within his life, he has remained true to himself and fans, by not acting like he's "God" which so many proclaim. How's that quote go? "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs", this seems to be something that Cudi has been able to manage while taking his sound to new heights.
Fast forwarding to his latest, Indicud, we find Cudi taking on even more responsibility in the direction of his career, by producing his own tunes. Now at the first listen, some may a bit thrown by the raw unpolished sound of Scott's efforts, but with another rotation you can easily appreciate the beauty. "Mad Solar" and "King Wizard" are two songs from the album that have quickly become faves of new and seasoned fans that are great introductions to his ever-evolving sound. With that being said, Kid Cudi is an innovator, a creator of music that is undeniably at the top, in a class of his own.
As a bonus to our spiel about The Rager, we have to show you one of the vids that cemented, The Cudder as he calls himself, in our hearts here at Unhinged Reviews. Enjoy!!!
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