UPDATE: Kid Cudi has done recent work with Kanye West and Cage for his new album.
After a few months floating around Cudder: The Revolution of Evolution as his sophomore disc title, Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi has now changed the name to Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager.
Taking to his blog, the G.O.O.D. Music artist explained what fans can expect on the new album. “[Man On The Moon II] is dark by nature and instead of bringing you into my dreams like my first album, I’m bringing you into my reality, good and bad. It will explain more of who I am as well as pushing the envelope musically.”
Cudi also stated he has scraped the collaborative theme of Cudder for a project that is more personal as he added, “A lot of you have read the news and think they know Cudi, got some slick shit to say amongst your peers or just flat out hate me but you haven’t the slightest clue of who I am. I will tell the story of Mr. Rager.”
Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager is tentatively scheduled for an August release, with expected features from Chip Tha Ripper and Ratatat.
UPDATE: Kid Cudi has taken to the studio recently for work on Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager with a little help from Cage and Kanye West.
With a quick statement on his official blog last Tuesday (May 4), Cudi said, “I was hangin’ with the homie Cage in the studio yesterday tweaking our record for [Man On The Moon II].” According to LA Weekly, the two rappers have been planning this collaboration record since last December.
In related Cudi news, veteran producer Jim Jonsin spoke to Rap-Up.com about some work he has done on the new album. Explaining that the two tracks are more rock-oriented, Jonsin said, “We did [a] record where we sampled a Duran Duran record. I haven’t heard back yet, but Kanye [West] and Kid Cudi supposedly did that in the studio together and killed it.”
Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager is still tentatively scheduled for a fall release.