Favorite Track: "Show Out (with Skepta & Pop Smoke)" Least Favorite Track: "Sad People"
Kid Cudi is arguably one of the most important hip-hop artists of the 2000’s. His magnum opus, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, is one of the most emotionally mature and cathartic rap projects in recent memory, with Cudi reflecting on the emotional turmoil that plagued him so heavily at the time. When an artist like Cudi fluently touches these topics, they tend to garner thousands of fans that relate to their struggle. On top of this, tracks like “Make Her Say” and “Enter Galactic (Love Connection Pt. 1)” have a lot more of a mainstream appeal to them, making the heavy emotional weight of the record more palatable. The sequel to The End of Day, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager attempted to achieve the same things that its predecessor did, with mixed results. On this release however, it solidified the Man on the Moon namesake as an ongoing series. With Cudi’s incredibly mediocre discography since the release of The Legend of Mr. Rager, fans have become increasingly anxious for the release of a new installment of the Man on the Moon series, in hopes that it would restore the former glory of Kid Cudi.