Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sampling Paul Simon's classic, 50 Ways to Leave a Lover, Kid Cudi takes the smooth track, adds a subtle beat and a soft flow, and manages to make it fresh. Cudi and his crew seem to be pretty good at that though, as they take tracks from all sorts of genres, and manage to make them into legitimate hip-hop songs. The mixtape is full of great transformations , like The Prayer, which samples Band of Horses' The Funeral, and Save my Soul, which borrows from Gnarls Barkley. His debut album, not even a year old, was a great record, and he already has a follow up planned to be released this year.