Kid Cudi's third studio
album takes listeners on a dark, psychedelic journey
through the artist's psyche. Cudi is known for pushing
the envelope with his music and aims to reinvent
himself after each release. He took complete control of
this album by essentially writing and producing the
entire project, which is a feat unbeknownst to most
While Indicud hasn't won Cudi any new fans amongst critics, it certainly has warranted him respect. The focal point of this album is whether Cudi can create an entire musical project by himself. Hence, you have extended instrumentals and tracks where he may take the backseat in lyrics and focus on production. This is most apparent when he collaborates with rhymeslayer Kendrick Lamar on "Solo Dolo Part II". While Lamar brings consistent lyrical fire ("Eternity, no such thing as time will tell / Infirmary, burn like magnetic combustion / Bad credit with me, and paramedics are hustling"), Cudi produces rather uninspiring lyrics ("Searching all day in the streets for DMT / Don't sip it, though -- it couldn't answer / Drip, drip all day -- bumping' MGMT, homie"). Granted, it is difficult to hang with the likes of a superior wordsmith, such as Lamar, but Cudi could have given us a bit more substance.
I am short that’s all there is to it. I’m barely 5’2” and come from a family of hourglass shaped women with a tendency to put on weight on our bottoms and tummies. I’ve struggled with my own perceptions of my weight as well as outside pressure from society and within my own family.