Cudi’s WZRD Nothing Special

Posted on April 27, 2012 by

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On 28 February 2012,  well-known music artist Scott Mescudi, or Kid Cudi, released a new album with rapper Dot Da Genius called WZRD.

Cudi has turned to an alternative type of music for this album instead of his signature rap sound. Kid Cudi announced in January 2011 that he and Dot were planning on having their debut album out by the summer, but it was pushed back to the beginning of this year.

WZRD is a rock album; there is no rap at all, so it takes some time to grow used to it. If you are only into rap, then this album is not for you. Also, this album has no profanity in it at all.

The duo of Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius started in 2006 when the two friends, who worked at Abercrombie and Fitch together, would rap or “spit” whenever they were bored at work to pass the time. Apparently, Dot’s one friend knew a music producer, and he hooked Dot and Cudi up. Although the duo has been together for six years, WZRD is their first album together.

Kid Cudi does the vocals on this album while Dot Da Genius plays a variety of instruments, including drums, bass guitar, keyboards, and piano.

If you are looking for the Cudi of old, this album may rub you the wrong way.

“I personally thought the WZRD album was not that good at all,” Lauren Fuerst, a Fleetwood sophomore, said.

Lauren Fuerst said she rates the album a 1 out of 5 stars.

I give this album a 2 out of 5 stars because it is for selective listeners only. This album is certainly nothing special.

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