Man On The Moon > Martian…


Who the hell thought being a Martian was some fly shit? We don’t even know if there are any advantages to being a Martian either other than being pwn3d by Bugs Bunny.

For my money, I’d rather be a robot or a man on the moon. Being a man on the moon just gained some more exclusivity too since the famed lunar walk in 1969 may not have actually happened. Let’s all be honest and admit that after looking at the picture of Lil’ Wang giving Baby a close-eyed mouth to mouth kiss the planet these two are coming from is prA’li Uranus. [ll].


Super-uber [ll] to rimshots.

I was fuxing with Kid Cudi from the start. Back in 2007 the song ‘Day N-Nite’ was the hipster trip-Hop anthem of the summer. The Crookers remix was mah sheeet. It was quirky rap song that made me smile. Rap doesn’t have to be so angry all the time. Sometimes it can be introspective, or reflective or simple. Simple as that.

Simple As…

On the first listen of the Kid Cudi album I wanted to say that this joint was 808′s Deux, but after a few spins I want to call this joint the continuation of Graduation. Grad school, if you will. Cudi is the carefree MSAT. It’s like getting a grad degree by doing a thesis on what happens when you get hopped up on psychedelic drugs and stare at a Takashi Murakami painting for 12 straight hours. I remember being on mushrooms and watching the homeshopping network for an entire day. I nearly bought about fifty fugazi gold chains. Because they were really golden looking.

Mr.Solo Dolo

The Man On The Moon isn’t about making bad decisions while your high. You won’t be mouth kissing your mentor (who you call your daddy), instead you will be looking inside of your soul for who you want to be in this life. Kid Cudi reminds me of myself because he is like the kid that doesn’t need anyone else on the planet to validate who he wants to be. Ultimately he is a loner who just touches down for a short while to connect with his peeps and then he blasts off again. The music from The Man On The Moon is that intergalactic punk funk that Common was looking to create for his last album.

Enter Galactic (Love Connection pt.1)

Common does a great job narrating the album like a tourguide through the Kid Cudi mental motherboard similar to the character that guided Bill & Ted through their most historical travels. The album is dope future sounds. It isn’t for the didactic boom bap dinosaur rap fan. If you are a Robot x Roofies rap fan like me then you will enjoy this CD. The production from Plain Pat, Emile, RATATAT and of course ‘Ye Tudda is all cohesive for this project. New Millenial New Wave rap never sounded better. There won’t be another CD this genuinely eclectic or incredibly esoteric in a long time. After all, it has taken 40 years to put someone else back on the moon.

Up Up & Away

Endnote: This project had me the second I saw the cover art from Bill Sienkiewicz.


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  • $ykotic/Don McCaine


    • Pierzy

      What up fam?!

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Blazing hard, vibing off Linx 2…

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “Capricorn One” has always been one of my favorite movies.

    I’ll listen to Cudi after I OD off of “The Deuce”.

  • Technique

    Really I hated that day n nite shit when it came out, but after a couple times of hearing it i couldn’t deny it was some new, fresh, ill shit.

    Cudi is something new and different. the thing is people don’t like new and different.

    Dallas Penn= illest blogger on xxlmag.

  • geico lizard

    “Who the hell thought being a Martian was some fly shit?”

    co-sign that shit man. I dont want to be any closer to the sun.


    • Sincere

      yeah mars is actually further away from the sun than we are…

  • thoreauly77

    nice drop dallas.

    for more future rap, check out hi-fidel’s “return of toth”.

    • Mr. North

      Craziness!!! Thats my homie out here in LA and one of my Favorite rappers from The CHI. And his homie Serengeti is actually the King of Emo rap been putting albums out since 02 on that sh*t please check him too.

      I think the album is actually called “Company of Toth”. Its a remix of the original “Company of Wolves”. And yes they been on that future rap (see:OG).


      • thoreauly77

        oh yeah, my bad on the title. serengeti is one of my favorite artists out. in fact, “patty farmington” is one of the hottest tracks on “toth”, and his yoome project with trimm is dope. looking forward to the next project with polyphonic, speaking of future music.

        • Mr. North

          Yeah I got the new Geti and Polyphonic. Its got some cuts on it he is my favorite. I like their first album to gether better. But he’s touring now too.

          Patty Farmington is the shit tho

  • Tony Grands

    I’ve seen Cudi perform on a couple of late night shows, & I’ve always stopped & watched.

    He reminds me of what Charles Hamilton could’ve excelled to if he just stayed in his lane & not OD’d on the philosophical side of random feelings. Cudi’s emotive. Chuck causes emotion sickness.

    Anywho, for good or bad, I can see why Yeezy decided to pull dude into the fold ([||]?). How good he does or doesn’t is basically up to him @ this point.

  • Omar

    Buzz Aldrin is going to fuck you up if you keep talking that “moon landing may not have happened shit.”

  • Technique

    Well i’ll beat Buzz Aldrin’s ass I find out he helped decieve the whole country!

    Hey Omar u aint the infamous O are you?

    • Omar

      No sir!!!!LOL!!!!!


    “Let’s all be honest and admit that after looking at the picture of Lil’ Wang giving Baby a close-eyed mouth to mouth kiss the planet these two are coming from is prA’li Uranus.”
    i like some of these songs when exactly is mr cudi suppose to drop. this album seems to be like it’s going be like 88keys the death of adam.

  • latino heat

    damn Day-N-Nite came out in summer 2007? i was real late with that one.

    i don’t know what his release date is but it already leaked. i saw it on a torrent site about 3 days ago.

  • crisis

    Man on the Moon = 09 Stankonia


  • John Cauner

    Good post DP. Out of OB4CL 2, BP3, Man On The Moon, this was the album I was most looking forward to hear. Progressive sound. Enter Galactic has an error opening file though. “I remember being on mushrooms and watching the homeshopping network for an entire day.” I’m glad I don’t shroom anymore, because it’ll have you doing stuff like that. Straight stuck. lol

  • John Cauner

    Good cover art too.

  • GO-Getta’

    OB4CL2 = Bananas.

  • Dallas Penn

    John, Thx man. I fixed that code. It should work now.

  • Dallas Penn

    On my way to the day job and I just finished listening to OB4CL2 and now I’m going through this Cudi shit again.

    Seriously, if you don’t have any rap music in your life that you keep on repeat from DOOM, to Mos to the SlaughtherHouse project, to Blackout or Drake or even fucking Jay-Z you need to kill yourself and remove your useless carbon footprint from the planet.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Yo, you wanna shit yourself? Well, eat some shrooms and stare at Francisco De Goya’s painting “Perro Semihundido” and watch all the ghouls and witches come out that shit and make you lose control of your bowels. That’s some shit right there.

    I’ve deleted the home shopping channels out of the line-up so I never have to skip through that shit again. You should too.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Around and Around

    Don’t sleep on “wasting my minutes”

  • Brooklyn

    kid cudi got some different shit, i’ll give him that. i liked “day n nite” at first because it was different and it was on my nba live 09 game so i heard it all the damned time. that was the reason why i eventually ended up hating that song, and the video was weird. kid cudi is kinda weird, but not really weird in a bad way. he’s weird in a mos def kinda way, although i don’t think he can spit like mos.

  • these posts are racist

    man on the moon
    i’m a man who’s consumed
    by being the man i’ve cartooned
    meaning the myth i’ve crafted
    a whole life i’ve acted
    no crowd, no applause and no role.

    a man in a room
    not a man on the moon
    can i be of men who are doomed
    for seeking illusions costumed?
    meaning, we all seek to be the man
    the man on the whatever other men are not
    no definition, no reality, just a man.

    So if i’m not he man in the moon
    and i’m just a man in a room
    can i still stand and be a man
    or am i destined to be the man
    who looks up in awe at the man in the moon?

  • Lowedwn

    Honestly, I still can’t call it. Which is better? Man On the Moon or OBFCL2….but I will enjoy the next few months trying to figure it out. But I will say this, at this point in the game and the year, these 2 albums showed up right on time.