By: A.J. Williford
For even the best artists, creating two consecutive, very successful albums is very difficult. Most artists make a profitable album that sells and they realize that they’ve done so well, then slightly slack on the next one. For Scott Ramon Seguro or Kid Cudi, this is not the case. Kid Cudi’s first album debuted in July 2009 with the title Man on the Moon Vol I: The End of the Day. This album had immediate success with songs like, “Day N’ Nite,” “Pursuit of Happiness” and “Soundtrack 2 My Life.” With his new album out and the discovery of a very talented artist, he then started touring the country.
People immediately fell in love with his music and the stories that it tells. With his music, he tries to tell his fans what his life is about and the problems he had to overcome. He talks about the depressions he faced when his father died, and how his mother stepped in to play the part. He talks about the troubles that his brother faced and how he would be there for him.
Many people believe, unlike many other artists, that his music is real. With the success of his album and his following tour, he decided to release another album in November of 2010 called Man on the Moon Vol II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. To no one’s surprise, the album, once again, became an immediate success. The album beheld songs such as, “Revofev,” “Mojo so Dope” and “Mr. Rager.” This album was another way of telling the fans the story of his life, but on the flip side it also told how he kept his cool on a day-to-day basis. With his modern, catchy music and rhymes, it wasn’t hard to listen to what he had to say.
“He is an artist, and when an artist gets to work, it’s hard to stop him”, stated Jonathan Simon, a Junior at Fort Mill High School and a die hard Kid Cudi fan. Kid Cudi is a different type of musician who needs to be recognized for his hard work and dedication. He deserves the attention he is getting. So congratulations Kid Cudi, for your men on the moon.