Kid Cudi Drops ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin” With Pharrell, Andre 3000 and More [LISTEN]
Kid Cudi's new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' is here. The Ohio-based hip-hop star has had well-documented emotional troubles as of late, and his latest release is a reflection of all that Cudder has been through.
Cudi's sixth studio release is a double-disc effort that is split up into four acts, and it boasts high-profile appearances from stars like André 3000, Pharrell, Willow Smith and Travis Scott. And along with Pharrell and his own talents, Cudi has always reliable production collaborators in Mike Dean, Plain Pat and Mike WiLL Made-It.
Cudi released "Baptized In Fire," his collaboration with Travis Scott, back in November when he announced his album was forthcoming. Cudi originally had planned to release the album back in September, but it was delayed due to “sample clearances” not being finalized. Then Cudi checked himself into rehab for depression, and later engaged in Twitter beefs with Drake and Lupe Fiasco. He also made amends with Kanye West, with whom he'd had a few heated words earlier that month.
After he'd been hospitalized for depression, Cudi wrote words of gratitude to those who'd been supportive of him.
“Thank you for opening your hearts and extending your love and support during a troubling time. I wanted to let [y’all] know it meant the world to me,” Cudi wrote in the Facebook post, which also mentioned several other celebrity names including Jussie Smollett and the entire Hot 97 crew.
“I have nothing but love for you,” he said. “Words can’t really express how much it made my heart glow. I look forward to better days. Feelin’ great and brand new. Can’t wait to run into each and everyone of you and deliver a big hug.”
You can listen to Kid Cudi's new album HERE.
And check out some early Twitter fan reactions below: