By Lupe Duran |Staff Writer|
Fans spent months responding to Kid Cudi’s Facebook and Twitter posts, sharing their anticipation for Indicud, but after the wait was cut short when it leaked days before its set release date it seems they could have waited.
Fans can definitely expect a strong album out of Kid Cudi as the overall feel of the album is filled with interesting beats and tempos with Cudi’s deep luring voice in the background.
Aside from the repetitive chorus lines and hooks that make you want to skip half-way through, you continue to listen because of the well put together beats, which seems to be the most focused aspect of the album.
Kid Cudi seems to explain that over the last 3 years since Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, he never expected to create an album, it just sort of happened.
In a video interview with Complex magazine he stated, “It feels right. But now I’m just kind of going with the flow and that’s kind of how Indicud came out. I didn’t go in making an album, I just went in trying to learn how to make beats.”
One thing is certain, no song on the album sounds like any other, leading perfectly into the next, each contributing its own feel.
“I’m not saying I’m disappointed with the album,” said student Chris Mejia.
“I’m just saying hearing the same line five times in one song gets old.”
Indicud includes an array of featured artists such as: Too $hort, A$AP Rocky and a rapper that seems to be making an appearance on everyone’s album these days, Kendrick Lamar.
In the first track, “The Resurrection of Scott Mescudi,” listeners spend over two minutes listening to a song that seems to be fully instrumental, leaving them wondering when the lyrics will come.
Finally, at five seconds left in the song, the lyrics, “once you realize you can do anything you’re free, you can fly,” are spoken by Cudi.
Those long two minutes of lyric-less waiting hint at the three years it’s been since Kid Cudi’s last album.
The lyrics hint that in those three years he’s looked within himself and found the ability to give fans something unlike anything they’ve heard before.
One of the strongest songs on the album is “Solo Dolo, Pt. II.” This isn’t simply because it features Kendrick Lamar but the song is lyrically and instrumentally solid.
Cudi and Kendrick prove to be a dynamic duo on this track, it is proven that these two work well together and really vibe off of one another.
Compared to “Solo Dolo,” featured on Cudi’s first album, “Solo Dolo, Pt. II” has a faster beat and a more nonchalant Kid Cudi, an attitude that comes through in the song’s lyrics.
“Drip, drip all day – bumpin’ MGMT, homie. Watch on who you hate on, fam’, without the facts. Sad ni**as back in the hood bumpin’ Ratatat. To me it was a dream, a fiend to understand that. You never seen a ni**a like me?”
In “Burn Baby Burn,” Kid Cudi addresses all the negative speculation he has received in the media and how he is presenting his indifference to it, assuring nothing will slow him down.
Overall, considering that it’s been three long years since we last heard from Kid Cudi, Indicud met most expectations but, in all honesty, did not fully exceed them.
Cudi Facebooked, “It’s the best. No one will top it or come close and that’s just what it’s gonna be. Ahead of everyone forever.”
Is Kid Cudi really ahead of every rapper in the game?
With his fellow rappers featured on the album, it seems that Kid Cudi is creating a massive compilation of the mainstream rap scene.