Indicud is the third studio album by Cleveland artist, Kid Cudi.
We’ve gotten some tastes of the hip-hopper in the past few years in the form of collaborations with Kanye West and David Guetta, but this will be his newest solo record since 2010.
This record is quite typical of the self-named ‘Moon Man’. It is filled with chilled, somewhat trippy beats and a sharp, philosophical rap style.
The record features collaborations with some fantastic artists, including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, RZA from Wu Tang Clan, Too $hort, King Chip, and Haim.
‘Young Lady’ features a sample from Father John Misty, it’s an interesting track because of the rock feel of the melody which serves as a change to the normal style of the rap.
Immortal centres on the musician’s childhood experiences of pretending to have superpowers, “living my life as if I have powers, tonight I feel immortal”. The track song is really sweet and quite nostalgic.
The rapper’s collaboration with Haim is surprisingly good, with Cudi’s laid back hip-hop pairing well with Haim’s laidback rock.
Kid Cudi is a talent in his own right, but the collaborations on Indicud are where he finds his stride. The other artists, particularly Haim and Kendrick Lamar bring out something unexpected, and really push the music to a higher level.