If one were to trace the career arc of Kid Cudi, it’d go from the sadly disappointing to the surprisingly well-done. This next effort from Mr. Solo Dolo, however, is most definitely in that first category. Attributed to Cudi’s rock band 2 Be Continuum (the act formerly known as Wizard), “Perfect Is The Word”, which he released as a download via Twitter, is a slow, deliberate rock number of fuzzy noise featuring production by Dot Da Genius. If anyone ever wondered what less than a year of guitar playing gets you as a songwriter, this is it. No word yet on where the song will wind up, but Cudi still has the A Man Named Scott mixtape dropping sometime this summer.
But while the new Kid Cudi is yet another reason to start spinning A Kid Named Cudi ad nauseam, the video for the Man on the Moon II featured track, “Marijuana”, reminds us of why we liked Mr. Mescudi in the first place. Directed by actor Shia LeBeouf, the clip, available for viewing below, plays out like a home movie of Cudi and company’s trip to the weed Mecca of the Universe, Amsterdam. Not so anti-pot smoking any more, are we?