This sudden NYC heat wave is fucking nuts. Just three weeks ago it was barely 60 degrees, and now my two-room mansion feels like Amistad. Anyways, CuDi and his go-to guy Dot let this track - the inaugural song of CuDi's new musical direction - loose a few minutes ago.

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  • Bill

    eh

  • jezzy

    yeah eh.. not bad

  • a nigga

    this is pretty bad i would expect better from dot and cuddi to be honest

  • HipHopFiend

    first i was like "eh" then i started to dig it

  • illicitly ill

    no way this fool isn't smoking anymore making a song like this. i can't decide how i feel about it, but good to hear from cudder nonetheless

  • Wo O0O0

    not my style but some idiot will hate.

  • Yo

    That sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/silencenogood Zechmann

    it's gonna take some time to sink in, but I'm sure I'll start diggin it soon

  • Byaahman

    Very "Meh". Not bad, but expected much better. Still excited for the album though

  • Tone Riggz

    NYC humidity is the worst...

  • http://meanchi.tumblr.com/ M.E.A.N.

    Im not hatin per say, I'm just gonna be real............ Tha Fuck?

  • kidcudifan1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuVqgObUX70 heres the youtube link guys

  • U. Cnt. See. Me!

    Ehh *Shrugs* Maybe it'll grow on me, That shit all ova the place fam.

  • Nick

    Def starting to dig it after a couple of playbacks. Dope lyrics and the beat is fire..but ppl will hate on originality and anything pushing the envelope musically. After all this is a rap site.. Cudi kinda has his own genre entirely. Be open minded

  • http://turbocityofficial.ning.com/ Turbo City

    That shit is different and dope.....

  • nito

    lol 2 room mansion

  • nick

    I actually liked this song from the first time I heard it on the youtube video of him doing it in one of his songs. I know its different but for what ever reason I like it.

  • James Van Der Bek

    Weird, but I'll probably be jamming this all summer. CuDi's music is like LSD, at first you dont feel anything, but pretty soon you are trippin balls

  • a nigga

    @nick cuddi doesn't have his own genre and this has nothing to do with originality it has defiantly been done before the only reason you think it's original is cause its a rapper doing it

  • http://www.soundclick.com/blett B_Lett

    Oh no, I'm fucking posting comments too quickly again (1st post of the week)... Damn it do I have to retype this again... Anyways, CuDi is not making a good move here. He's too early in his career to be changing his direction. He gained a fanbase due to laid back stoner hip hop. This rock direction is not a good look for him. Yeah it's "different," but different isn't always good. Good music is good music. And this just really isn't that good. Call this "hate," but I'm just speaking my opinion. CuDi is falling off hard with this rock movement. His best stuff was stuff like Solo Dolo, The Prayer, Man on the Moon, Embrace the Martian, Dat New New, etc. Leave the rock to someone who can actually play guitar and sing, aka B.o.B. Shoot, Lil Wayne's Rebirth is probably a way way better attempt at rock than this project will be. Just saying.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tootalented21 Talented

    I feel like he coulda did more with the instrumental if he woulda spit..like some hot fire..not that hootie and the blow fish on codein rap..I was one real verse away from feelin it...yeeaaawwww....notmebaby..

  • a nigga

    @B_Lett agree with everything except lil wayne dont compare his music to cuddi's for a second cause lil wayne has no meaning at all in his songs im actually getting really pissed of from just seeing his names pop up on blogs like this

  • marty mcfly

    What the fuck is this? Ive heard about 2 or 3 songs that are ok from Cudi but alot of the shit ive heard from him is some of the worst music I have ever heard and im into alternative music. Interesting fact: I recently found out that the song "She Knows" from The Odd Couple album is actually about Cee los mom , now I really like that song. However Cudi to me sounds like he hates making music. He be doing shit with his voice that goes against the music too much.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tootalented21 Talented

    *rinses ear drum palate w/ Jeezy mixtape*

  • hater

    chorus is cool. as previously stated, meh. not sure where this guy is trying to go with his music

  • http://www.soundclick.com/blett B_Lett

    @a nigga Rebirth had production from the likes of Kevin Rudolph and Justice League, so we're talking about some real straight production here. I'm not the biggest Wayne fan, but "Paradice" was a dope song with some raw emotion in it. Way more emotion than in this song. People could easily say some of CuDi's stuff doesn't have any meaning. If you don't understand the artist, you won't understand the music.

  • http://twitter.com/itsivanibarra management

    hahaha at folks complaining about "humidity" in New York. go spend a day in Baton Rouge

    nodding my head on the first listen. def something that can grow on you

  • http://www.soundclick.com/blett B_Lett

    ^ Agreed. Come to the fucking south before complaining about the heat. Lol.

  • Sylver21

    this beat is dope and cudi has never really impressed with his raps so im not expectin crazy lyricism from him. he's jus great at usin his voice to create dope melodies over great beats. long story short, he makes extremely catchy music and thats not a bad thing.

  • Musikfiend

    ^Miami has to check in & agree. But i wouldn't trade are winters with them for nothing either though, lol.

  • Sylver21

    u kno wat, gotta edit that last comment. he has impressed me with lyrics, its jus that the melodies and beats overpower wat he's sayin so it doesnt hit as hard to me until later. but i still say he's jus a good lyricist on his best day.

  • #TwitterKing

    cudi hasnt been shit since his first album

  • klutch

    cudi just turned out somethin no one has seen before he''s a fuckin wierdo thats why we like him. i like the new sound

  • HaleysComet

    this sounds..so......BAD...

  • burd

    @Nick

    get outta here with that people hate anything original and pushing the envelope shit, dudes like you who act like your so ahead of the curve are annoying as fuck.

    as far as the song its ok its grown on me a little but hopefully this isnt the best his new project has to offer. no matter what tho i dont think anythings gonna top his first album, that shit was classic.

  • http://twitter HangingBrain

    cudi is gonna fly high and kick you in the face with a song that is out of this world.. don't judge from this one fucking song. u don't like it, don't. but don't go saying crazy shit like wayne's rock > kid cudi's rock. btw, kid cudi's music doesn't sound like ANYONE'S music.. but eh.. i'm tired of trying to keep the hip hop fan base sane.. you'll probably be satisfied with Kid Cudi on a beat by lex luger.. Lick balls. Cud Life .

  • klutch

    CUDDDEERRRRRRRRRR

  • thatnigga

    what the fuck..

  • Real Talk

    THIS > Lil wayne's Rebirth Album

  • marty mcfly

    This song is better then Lil Waynes Prom Queen or Shes on Fire? I think not

  • jahranimo

    Damn.....is it me or does this song feel like one big sigh? Just not feeling it at all...maybe the rest of the album will change my mind when it comes out

  • John

    well that is.... different

  • FACTS

    Kid Cudi will show these little hip hop acts how a real rock album is done. & the whole Lil Wayne rebirth album was shit. everyone knows that.

  • http://flystylez.blogspot.com/ jetlifeballer

    ehh..for some reason after man on the moon i knew his sound would change for the worst..im not tryna hate cuz i like cudi but im just not diggin this sound

  • Jest

    This shit definitely makes me feel it has some Floyd and Smashing Pumpkins inspiration.

    And this joint >>>>> prom queen by a LONG shot to me.

    People are going to be into whatever they're into so I can understand people not being into it... but I'm done for this. I just wish he didn't go quite so minimalistic since he's not actually playing the instruments (to my knowledge anyways).

  • cudiswag

    Gotta say we cant compare lil wayne and kid cudi cuz it strait up doesnt work.. as for changing it up and going a different direction to early in his carreer well hes already done it and it worked fine... Man on the moon(song)"why does your shit sound so different? Why not nigga" guys got fucking swag. as for the song its not the best everybodys hear rocket right.... Way too dope... Stoked for the album

  • Atlis

    Very weird, but im sure it will grow on me.

  • pfffft

    ey..homie needs to start smokin again

  • rub

    lol look at you die hard fans "i don't like it but im sure i will one day"

    lets be honest, this sucks.

    I've been on cudi for years and I absolutely love his craft of music. But this.. its a big WTF

  • bjt

    Daps & Pounds is the only cudi song i'm willing to listen to at this point. damn if only he would've stuck with the raw rap flow... he coulda done some great things

  • http://twitter.com/dougFOOL dougFOOL

    i like the mix opinions, the production on this is crazyy!! and CuDi just makes it 10x better, but as far as the song, he needs to get back on his spittin shit. 6/10, could be better #trueCUDIfan

  • http://google.com k3

    i love cudi but
    w...t...f

  • http://infowars.com Mofo

    NYC AINT USE TO THE HEAT. what would u expect
    Anyways
    Its the first song he made since the switch
    so he has nowhere but UP to go from here on
    Cosidering his creativity i expect a g.o.o.d album from him
    AS FOR THE PEOPLE SAYING HE's gone to shit since his
    First album, lets keep it real what artist has ever topped there first record
    DONT WORRY I'LL WAIT.........

  • facemask

    This bitchbaby still making his "music"?

    And it's shit as usual I hear. Can't believe so wristcutters still like this dumbass nigga's shit.

  • bzo

    it aint terrible, could grow on you after a few listens. but ol boy is definitely tryna sound like jim morrison. hard.

  • http://infowars.com Mofo

    @bzo, WOW have u even heard any of jims music
    NOT EVEN CLOSE DUDE
    :smh: ON THAT STUPID COMMENT

  • Angrous

    This shit gay.

  • B-rown

    This is by far one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life. I can't believe there's people in the world who actually think this shit sounds good.

  • JRB

    B-rown said it right. wtf is this shit?? Sounds like hes drunk and mumbling.

  • Calvin

    you guys are dumb as shit. HES NOT A RAPPER get the fuck over it. you guys looking for shit like daps and pounds and thats NOT CUDI. EVERYONE knows he cant rap but thatsnot what makes him good. hes good because he makes good music.

    If your a fan of music in general that means shit OTHER than just rap (which honestly is the least musical of all music genres) then you probably stand a greater shot at appreciating what kid cudi is doing.

    What makes classical music amazing is that when listening to it you can literally picture an entire scene painted in music. When you listen to Jazz someone like John Coltrane did the same thing.

    Now im not saying kid cudi is on a coltrane level but what iam saying is that listening to this song i begin to imagine an entire scene in a dope ass movie like the matrix where something big was about to happen... and for that reason its tight.

    Rappers like raekwon have done shit liker this too through disgusting wordplay but cudi is doing it through pitch of his voice and by the way he sounds over the beat.

  • http://iamcloud9.bandcamp.com/ cloud9

    This song is better then Lil Waynes Prom Queen or Shes on Fire? I think not

    marty mcfly said this on June 1st, 2011 at 1:10 am

    This is way better, and I'm not even a Cudi stan

  • Ryuk

    Wait, people are actually hating this?

  • Ryuk

    @ Calvin you made such good points but theyre all void because you said

    "If your a fan of music in general that means shit OTHER than just rap (which honestly is the least musical of all music genres)"

    smh

  • trufacts

    Dubstep is the least musical compared to rap. Rap actually has culture

  • theBroKing

    co sign @ marty mcfly & B-Lett this shit is worse than 95% of rebirth

  • Bill O’Reilly

    @Ryuk Calvin is right with his statement because rap music in general tends to sample original music more often as opposed to making originl music and you see when some one in the genre tries to they get hated on as you can see from above. Dope song regardless of what the drones believe.

  • stunna

    Shit sucks, duh, whoever doesnt feel that way is a Cudi nuthugger or has just has terrible taste. Beat sucks, lyrics are bad, hopefully this is a short lived "new musical direction" for him

  • Skywalker410

    it grew on me the second playthrough...i fucks with it, maybe cause i fuck with all music except for country, techno, and dubstep....who am i kidding dubstep aint music

  • Shwing

    Yea its pretty obvious this is horrible... but is this the first single or the first leak? Cuz I dont want it to be a single. I want it in a position where it can still be cut from the album.

  • Ryuk

    The funny thing is this isnt extremely left field for Cudi. If Cudi had put this out, just out of the blue, and not mentioned anything about a new direction, everyone here would be eating it up.

  • JAF

    Worst thing ive ever heard no doubt

  • dmvfresh

    Well I fuck with this

  • http://akidnamedb.com b

    I see Cudi is trying to get on his Hip-Hop Jimmi Hendrix, but he shouldn't forsake the dopeness of his Man On The Moon persona to do it. When most of his music begins to sound the same, its time to change up.

  • Leeks

    i didn't like REVFEO when i first heard it. this will grow on me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTXYH7yBOs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

  • http://facebook.com/acoolasskid DillonKirk

    i'm not even gonna read the comments out of respect to the people the dumbasses who post them.. haha but cudi is fuckin talented kids talk their shit but for a dude from cleveland thats been focused on making great hip hop records for us, so he decides to switch it up and show us what hes got and give us some great rock influenced jams and all you people just can't give em the props he deserves.. listen to the lyrics, listen to the melodies and soak them in thats what musics all about.. it's not about not hearing a fuckin dope ass beat produced by lex luger or all the hot producers right now its about the fuckin music!! stop fuckin hatin and if you dont like it than i dont know what to tell you mindless waka flocka fans.. go do the dougie..

  • yep

    This is nice I like it and I'm not even a cudi fan

  • Texas

    I miss Cudi! This is cool, but I wanna hear that "Cleveland Is The Reason Im Cool" shit.

  • Ryuk

    Co-sign

    "i’m not even gonna read the comments out of respect to the people the dumbasses who post them.. haha but cudi is fuckin talented kids talk their shit but for a dude from cleveland thats been focused on making great hip hop records for us, so he decides to switch it up and show us what hes got and give us some great rock influenced jams and all you people just can’t give em the props he deserves.. listen to the lyrics, listen to the melodies and soak them in thats what musics all about.. it’s not about not hearing a fuckin dope ass beat produced by lex luger or all the hot producers right now its about the fuckin music!! stop fuckin hatin and if you dont like it than i dont know what to tell you mindless waka flocka fans.. go do the dougie."

  • The6

    You clowns stick to your kanye's and all that other wack shit. Cudi's for people who know what real music is. clowns....

  • TheDifference

    can we not compare cudi's upcoming album to rebirth
    rebirth was just guitar, thats what made is "rock" everything else was rap based to the fullest, album rarely had actual band instruments
    just 808s and shit
    cudi's joints will actually hav kicks and snares from drumsets and will have a much more real rock
    so basically rebirth - rap, cudi's new album - rock

    at the end of the day, rebirth was still a rap album was it not? hence him *spitting bars* rather than how cudi actually *sings* on his songs,,,so thr completely incomparable.

  • CElkins0011

    After a few listens I'm definitely feeling this. My only complaint is the lack of energy. Cudder doesn't really sound like he wants be on the track. I gotta feeling the album will still be dope though.

  • LadiesLoveCool JERK

    OMG. I love this song. I am an indie rocker myself, but I find KiD CuDi quite interesting. I love the guitar in the background. I am learning the chords as we speak. I am glad to see him branching out. This is a definite homerun for me. Keep up the good work and congrats on being sober. Oh yeah, Lil Wayne's Rebirth album SUCKED. This is obviously going to be better.