Many fans of music, art, and fashion consider Kanye West to be somewhat of a maniacal genius. Despite some outlandish media stunts, when it comes to his craft, Mr. West rarely disappoints. Those that know and appreciate him as an artist were excited when they heard that Kanye West was holed up somewhere in nowheresville Wyoming, because they knew this must mean an album was coming. Leading industry influencers have even made mentions of missing Ye’s antics.
Kanye West satisfied the ever-so observant public with an announcement of not one, but two albums being released in the summer of 2018, June 1st and 8th consecutively. Less cryptic than other recent new music announcements, (ahem, we’re looking at you Rihanna) Yeezy tweeted the announcement in the most clear, straightforward way possible, even stating “my album is 7 songs”.
Kid Cudi, another tortured artist, is said by West himself to be teaming up with him on the second album. “Me and Cudi album … it’s called Kids See Ghost. That’s the name of our group”. Are Kanye West and Kid Cudi about to be the next rockstar duo power couple? Only time will tell, however, we have no reason to doubt the collaboration between the two rap giants is real. Earlier this year, Kanye West was seen on social media looking quite stoic and awkward in a video with Dame Dash, who is known as the former mogul of notable dynasty Roc-A-Fella Records. If Damon Dash is backing Kanye West on his new projects and Kid Cudi is with him in the studio in a joined comeback effort, this could be shaping up to be quite the interesting summer for music.
When celebrities touch upon real life issues and admit to their own flaws, beautiful results occur. Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi has always been fairly open about his less than favorable upbringing. Additionally, he has admitted in both his music and interviews that he suffers from depression and even suicidal urges. In no way did he admit these feelings for sympathy nor to be more relatable to his fans but he did so as a means to encourage listeners to admit it to themselves and to then seek help for these dangerous emotions.
Recently, Kid Cudi has checked himself into a center for these feelings. With much love and support from his fans, the rapper has also received plenty of kind words from his friends, family, and fellow industry moguls. Recently, rapper OG Maco paid the ultimate homage to his friend by releasing a musical tribute for his friend entitled, For Scott…
Six tracks complete this work and undoubtedly do so with a Kid Cudi feeling. With intense melodies, elongated phrases, and words intent on adding some class to rap in general, this epic will certainly make Kudi smile when he is ready to do so. With issues being touched upon such as insomnia, anxiety, and the painful task of missing his friend, OG Maco paid his respect and further validated the importance of the cause simultaneously.