Kid Cudi Premieres Two New Songs
Kid Cudi is gearing up to drop his second album of epic genre experimentation on October 26. The record, entitled 'Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,' has already been previewed through initial singles like the Plain Pat-produced 'REVOFEV,' the brooding 'Mojo So Dope' and the more upbeat Kanye West number 'Erase Me.' Over the weekend, fans got two more previews of new tracks entitled 'Mr. Rager' and 'Wylin' Cause I'm Young.'
The album as a whole appears more emotional and darker than Cudi's first missive while bypassing some of the more overwhelming electronic and orchestral flourishes. Elle Magazine recently got a preview and are going wild over his new work, calling it "a sophomore effort that up-stages his first."
'Wylin' Cause I'm Young' is a dark, clangy banger that repeats the title phrase into oblivion in a manner similar to Lil Wayne's 'A Milli.' Over the experimental production, Cudi taunts the police and Kanye raps about the odd pressures of being so rich and famous. 'Mr. Rager' goes with a similar sonic palette. It's insulated and muted, hinting a possible death in Cudi's future.
"Mr. Rager, Mr. Rager, tell me where you're going, tell me where you're heading," Cudi sings. "I'm on my way to heaven/ Mr. Rager, can we tag along?/ Can we take this journey?"