Kid Cudi is considered a true artist to many, including myself. His music inspires and is relatable in that he does a fantastic job in speaking truth to his fans. Some of his most famous songs include “Pursuit of Happiness”, “Day N’ Nite”, “Reborn” with Kanye West, among his most recent hit, “THE SCOTTS” featuring Travis Scott. Although these songs are his most played he has so many more that are fan favorites including “Just What I Am”, “Mr.Rager”, “GHOST”, and “Immortal”.
Without a doubt Kid Cudi is one of my all time favorites, a true lyrical genius and music icon. Although I consider myself a fan I have never indulged in his most unpopular album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. It is a call for help talking about addiction and mental health. Kid Cudi admits to struggling with both while in the production of this album and it is apparent after the first song that this project is not like any of his others. The opening song, “Edge of The Earth/Post Mortem Boredom” carries a soft guitar melody with Cudi practically whispering throughout the entire song. With words like “smile from friends, and carry on” along with “bits and pieces are alright with me” the listener can take away the passion Cudi put into the song. Following the first song Cudi takes on a classic rock feel with heavy guitar in the majority of the songs. It truly is a new perspective of the previous hip hop and alternative hip hop albums released. He has his own genre that is crafted and perfected but Cudi showcases his ability to adapt to new sounds and create music that nobody expected with this album.
Diving further into the album it remains in that alternative rock sound. Harsh drums, harsh guitars, and oftentimes hard words spit from Cudi, still it seems as an art. Kid Cudi uses his passion for music to help him deal with the problems he is facing. My favorite tracks from the album include “Adventures”, “Embers”, “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven”, “Melting”, and the opening track “Edge of The Earth/Post Mortem Boredom”. These tracks do a tremendous job in encompassing the message Cudi was trying to convey through this album. It was not my favorite album by him and I did not enjoy a few of the songs but all in all I love the different route Cudi went with this one. It takes guts to branch out and try new things especially when your career depends on the outcome of the project. Since then Cudi has made his name in the industry and this album was just a stepping stone to the crazy success he has received. Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven will for sure have a few songs in my rotation and I am more than happy to have dove into this creation.