Hip-Hop Block Reviews Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite”
Scott Mescudi, also known as Kid Cudi, is being welcomed into the hearts of hip-hop lovers everywhere with his new single, “Day ‘n’ Nite.” Cudi is breaking ground in the music industry, and just so happens to also be a protégé of Kanye West.
“Day ‘n’ Nite” is an appreciable song. Cudi demonstratres his own, unique style with this new song as he raps and sings, a quality that some of the most influential rap artist possess today such as 50 Cent, Kanye West, and Pharrell. Not only does he rap, sing, and act, but Cudi is also a songwriter, who helped write four songs off of Kanye West’s last album- 808s and Heartbreaks.
The new, hot track by Cudi was written years ago; however, with a catchy chorus and emo-style lyrics, Cudi is able to take listeners into a vicarious escape from their personal lives as the beat compliments the lyrics even after the time “Day ‘n’ Nite” was written.
“Madness the magnet keeps attracting me, me/I try to run, but see I’m not that fast/I think I’m first but surely finish last, last.”
Straying from the normal perception of raps ranging from guns, women, and money, Cudi is the paragon of the non-conformer with his emotional rap. This song appeals to the everyday person (let’s face it, we all have problems).
“He’s on the move, can’t seem to shake the shade/Within his dreams he sees the life he made, made.”
With a trippy beat, leaving the hip-hop culture feeling hazy and subdued, the beat gives the feeling that Cudi’s mind is cloudy. But even with a cloudy mind, Cudi’s message hits home by the end of the track.
He’s a lonely loner, and whether one prefers to cope with the problems of reality with substances or even music, there is no doubt that this is one of the best songs so far in 2009. Cudi will be an artist to look out for in the upcoming months.