Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kid Cudi is King of the Scary Lullabies

I gotta give it to whoever decided to call on @wizardcud and invite him to pitch in one the new movie Fright Night's soundtrack. There are few people that can pull off theatrical and haunting, yet appeal to the Hip Hop demographic...wait a sec...scratch that...he's the ONLY Hip Hop artist who can weave a twisted, dark lullaby over a cello-infused, rugged guitar riff of a beat. It's not just him either, his go to producer @dotDaGenius is just as culpable for the haunting sound that he has trademarked with Cudi on tracks like like Day n Nite and Perfect is the Word.

I can see why a lot of people dislike Cudi's music with it's depressing undertones and non-stop loner vibes, but I have the utmost respect for his work. Despite having a consistently optimistic view on life, for some reason I really enjoy depressing music. Maybe because it's such a stark contrast to how I usually feel and because of that, it causes me to feel through the lyrics. Or maybe I'm just completely full of shit and for some reason feel like justifying it to you out there because I feel weird for liking depressing music. Moral of the story, to each their own and I own a lot of Cudi and am proud of it.

If you haven't seen the trailer to Fright Night, it's a remake of the 1985 horror flick that has gotten some decent reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (75% fresh). Credit is well deserved for director Craig Gillespie who not only directed the new Fright Night, but also used the same scenery from the movie when directing Cudi's video for No One Believes Me . Not gonna lie, Cudi looks like he's at ease with those vampire fangs...

Fright Night is already out in theaters and Man on the Moon III is due out Fall of 2012.

Kid Cudi - No One Believes Me (prod by Dot Da Genius)


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