Pandemic Playlist: Our Top 5 Kid Cudi tracks will soothe your worries and help you vent while stuck at home
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It's been a few weeks now since our lives were changed dramatically. How are you all holding up at home, our music-loving friends? Are y'all keeping your sanity and health in check during these trying times for our planet?
The coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc worldwide, with close to two million people infected at last count, and more cases still to come. However, in the midst of all this stress, chaos and boredom, we can now breathe a little easier because rapper Kid Cudi aka the Cudder has just released some brand new music.
Kid Cudi is a legendary rap artiste who is revered in the hip-hop scene for good reason. His brooding, honest, introspective songs deal with a wide range of emotional topics that include depression, mental health issues, vulnerability and heartbreak and his iconic use of harmonies and hums have given him a signature trippy sound that is second to none.
The legendary Kanye West himself sees Kid Cudi as inspirational, telling Rolling Stone, "His writing is just so pure and natural and important." Many people, especially teenagers, have confessed that Kid Cudi's music got them through some tough times.
Even Pete Davidson of 'SNL' fame has declared "I would've killed myself if I didn't have Kid Cudi. If you're 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life."
The Cudder's new single 'Leader of the Delinquents' was the number one trend on Twitter when it dropped this Monday, so what better way to get through this COVID-19 pandemic than a pandemix of some awesome Kid Cudi jams? Let's get into it!
Pandemic Playlist: Kid Cudi Edition
'Leader Of The Delinquents'
In this blistering new song that was released on April 13, 2020, Kid Cudi addresses his current state of mind and gives his fans hope that we can weather this storm together. It's his first solo music in over two years, so listeners can now bask in the glow of this latest track, which is straight-up fire.
"Hello friends, Cudder again / Gotta smack 'em with some shit before the world ends / Same old denims, worn for days / I been home makin' jams and many wonderful waves / My dad is tellin' me, 'Don't stress, go and floss / Live a little,' I got you, pop." Ahh, it feels good to have him back, for real.
'The Rage' is perfect for the Cudder's many fans who are stuck at home, frustrated, confused and left adrift in the wake of this ever-increasing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
This Kid Cudi song, which samples Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins fame, was featured on the 2018 movie 'Rampage' movie and talks about unbridled anger and cities being leveled, making it the perfect vent for our tortured souls and the ideal balm to soothe our spirits.
"Pack 'em up and just hittin', aimin' and never missin' / Servin' up the prescription, no time for intermission / Fight 'til I'm done, it's just the rage in me / Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
'Day 'N' Nite'
This 2008 track was Kid Cudi's first-ever single and it remains one of his most popular songs to date. Cudi said about the song, "My uncle that I lived with passed in 2006. We were actually beefing because he forced me out of the house when I didn’t have another situation set up, so I was bitter. I never apologized for it, and that kills me. That’s why I wrote ‘Day ’N’ Nite.’"
With honest lyrics like "I toss and turn, I keep stress in my mind / I look for peace but see I don't attain / The pain is deep / The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night", it's easy to see why this song is so relatable with angry teens and blissed-out stoners alike.
This 2010 song was a collaboration with Kanye West, who was so inspired by Kid Cudi's open approach to songwriting that he actually enlisted him to write a grand total of four songs on his 2008 album '808s & Heartbreak'.
On 'Erase Me', Cudi candidly talks about relationships with women in the rap game, and how even though it might feel like grand fun at the start, it's might still crumble in the end because of all the time they spend apart from each other.
It's rather appropriate for our sequestered times. "She said I don't spend time like I really should / She said she don't know me anymore / I think she hates me deep down, I know she does / She wants to erase me / A couple weeks, no talking, I see my baby / I missed you so damn much."
'Pursuit Of Happiness'
Let's wrap this list up with a Kid Cudi classic that remains one of his best jams ever. 'Pursuit Of Happiness' is a spellbinding track from start to finish and was described as by the media as a "self-aware 2009 party anthem — or chronicle of a person's thinking as they veer into a drunk and drugged out downward spiral, depending on how you spin it — is a pretty lonely song."
We can't think of a more fitting time than this quarantine lockdown to let Kid Cudi set your mind free with lyrics like "I'm on the pursuit of happiness, and I know / Everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold, hey / I'll be fine once I get it / I'll be good." It will all turn out just fine in the end - Kid Cudi did, so we know we will too.
Pandemic Playlist is a daily list of songs that will keep you entertained instead of feeling drained while you're isolated at home. Look out for a fresh selection of great tunes from MEAWW to refresh your mood every day!