Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kid Cudi

The Man on the Moon: Scott Mescudi

     From a young age I fell in love with the rapper Kid Cudi, almost too young, to fully understand the completeness and fullness of his work. At the time, I was growing up in a poor family, and my parents were going through an ugly divorce. While Kid Cudi didn't speak exactly to the problems I was having, he rapped about the pain and loneliness. He knew what it was like to be living inside your head, and gave me the confidence and the attitude to get through it. Kid Cudi was also a beacon to my brother during this time, who took our parents' divorce a lot differently than me. For awhile I didn't understand why, but this was our commonality that made us still feel close.

    The reason I wanted to share this very well-known rapper, is because I want people to challenge the  culture of drugs that surrounds him and his music. There was a lot of criticism when Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager came out because it captured more of his struggle to quit using, instead of Man on the Moon: The End of the Day. There are a lot of raw emotions that he shares within his music, that I think sets him apart from other rappers. Even when Kid Cudi raps about some drugs (which seems to be a shared theme within the rapper community), you get both the good and the bad.

Kid Cudi Official Website
     The first website I have linked above goes to Kid Cudi's official website. Albeit a little commercial, it gives all the pertinent information such as CD releases and tour dates.

Scott Mescudi @ducidni
    The second website is Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi)'s Twitter. I am a personal proponent of following your favorite famous people on Twitter. It makes them feel a little more real.

Dat New Cudi
    This is the fan site for Kid Cudi. I find it a lot more interesting than the official website, and I also love the design of the website more as well.