I make no attempts to hide my adoration for Kid Cudi. I genuinely believe that many people don’t give his music a chance, simply because they may not like “hip hop”, but in doing that, they do themselves a great injustice. Reality is, you can mark a moment when Kanye West went from rapper and producer into arty-musical-genius, and it is NO coincidence that he switched over right after doing a song with Cudi, stealing his whole steez. Yes, I just said Kanye West is famous because he stole his sound and style from Kid Cudi, and I mean that. My Dark and Twisted Fantasy would have NEVER happened and never sounded like it had if the Man on the Moon album hadn’t done it all first. That is its own article, so I digress for now. My point for saying that was, ya’ll are paying attention to the wrong dude. There is no one in rap right now, and honestly, very few people in music altogether, who have the ambition, passion, and talent that Kid Cudi has. I went to his Cud Life Tour in Boston last Friday night, already a fan, but I left completely awestruck. Not only was it one of the best shows I have ever been to, but I can tell you, without question, that there are very few artists alive right now who put what Kid Cudi does into his music. Don’t forget, this is me we are talking about, so you know some insane shit went down, too.