Kid Cudi scores another top 10 album with his new Indicud. The lonely stoner continues his singsong-rapping on an 18-track journey of synths and depression. We break down the 5 best moments from the album. --Sowmya Krishnamurthy
“Burn Baby Burn”
Cudi knows about all the drug rumors swirling around him. Remember that pesky liquid cocaine arrest? On “Burn Baby Burn,” Cudi goes on a long verse to talk about his drug use. No hook here. Cudi’s in his own zone. “Been smokin no jokin/Cudder’s had that itch/So I scratch, so please no more speculation bout that.”
“Afterwards (Bring Yo' Friends)" feat. Michael Bolton and King Chip
No, this is no a typo. Cudi found adult lite king Michael Bolton somewhere and threw him on a track with King Chip. A sexy little ditty about “tell your friends to get with my friends” becomes downright creepy (See: Dateline: To Catch A Predator) when Michael Bolton joins in.
“Brothers” feat. King Chip and A$AP Rocky
A bro-fest between Cudder, Chip and A$AP Rocky. Rocky shouted out Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in his breakout “Peso” and here, the Harlem pretty boy ups his flow and gets a little melodic on his own.
"Beez" feat. RZA
Wu-Tang is forever. RZA gets very lyrical with some strange bars (“I don’t write songs, grasshopper, I write sceneries” and “Long dick stamina, I fuck a bird til she sings out/La la la la, Bobby could convert Lady Gaga”). Cudi lets Bobby Digital flow and doesn’t even try rapping on this one.
“Red Eye” feat. Haim
A bubbly, warm pop song on a Kid Cudi album is out of place but still so good. “Red Eye” is a fun little song about being crazy in love. Cudi plays backseat to the Haim sisters shine here.