KiD CuDi and Kanye West
Back in 2016, Kid Cudi bravely shared a public statement on Facebook, admitting that he had checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. Towards the end of the note, he wrote: “I’ll be back, stronger, better. Reborn.” On Kids See Ghosts, Cudi shows the world that he’s made good on his promise. “I’m so, I’m so reborn/I’m movin’ forward,” he sings in the hook on “Reborn.” Later in the uplifting track, he asserts that his inner turmoil is a thing of the past.
Like other Kanye albums he produced, Kids See Ghosts features an interesting and eclectic collection of source material. For “Cudi Montage,” Kanye loops a twangy acoustic guitar from Kurt Cobain’s “Burn the Rain,” from the companion album for the 2015 documentary Montage of Heck. The choice to sample Cobain for an album about overcoming depression seems pointed.
For Cudi, it seems like overcoming anxiety and depression goes hand in hand with a newfound commitment to spirituality. “It’s so many days I prayed to God/All this pain I couldn’t seem to find a way,” he raps on “Fire,” co-produced by André 3000.
DJ FEMIX INVOLVEMENT
DJ Femix is a big fan of these two acts and after listening to this great track, he decided to add his own twist on it which you can listen here or on soundcloud. This is his first remix in years. Enjoy more coming in couple days!