I really enjoy the code switching going on here, I mean, I’ve never heard Ye talk in his “corporate” voice. I might be one of the only guys in the world who didn’t listen to his last album all the way through. I was a huge fan of that early mixtape work though. Can never take anything away from this man. I’ll even call My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy an early classic.
Scott Mescudi owes a lot to the Pat, the former Def Jam A&R who gave Kanye support and also works as Cudi’s manager. The rapper is set to be an international star. Not bad, Cudi is booked for Lollapalooza 2009, in addition to getting an introduction to the world via a Kanye West video.
Cudi, who’s from Shaker Heights (not the hardest section near Cleveland, or is it?) just put out his latest mixtape. It’s more or less a compilation of several mixtapes he’s appeared on, including his first.
But it’s a good way to re-hear some gems like this track with Jackie Chain:
and this song, too:
This photo of Cudi at SXSW 2009 was taken by deannadentphotography.wordpress.com/