Hip Hop

Soulful Sundays / Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (2009)

This week on Soulful Sundays, I am showcasing the 2009 album from Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of the Day.

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A wonderful album. Albeit a little bit on the emo side, especially for a hip-hop album, but you really have to appreciate the amazing songs on this track. My personal favourite is Pursuit of Happiness – mostly because of the involvement of MGMT, but every song on here is listenable. I hope you enjoy the album, the stream is below!

Featured Album Fridays / The Lonely Island – Incredibad (2009)

Very excited for this week’s Featured Album Fridays, because I haven’t been able to stop listening to this album since its release on Tuesday, February 10, 2009! The Lonely Island’s Incredibad consists of a bunch of songs they did for SNL, as well as a bunch of originals. Rather embarrassing to be that guy on the bus laughing at what seems to be nothing. But whatever!

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From their Last.FM:

The Lonely Island is a group of filmmakers founded in 2001 by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg (aka The Dudes). The group was originally from Los Angeles, California but now resides in New York. The Lonely Island has created numerous comedic films, shorts, parody songs, and music videos. They have written shorts for the popular television show Saturday Night Live, most notably “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” and “Jizz In My Pants.” They have made three full-length television pilots, all of which were rejected. The group operates a web site under the same name that showcases their collaborations. The site also includes a blog from second-tier member Chester Tam, often referred to as Chez (pronounced CHAY). The blog, titled Chez Chat, gives humorous summaries of the site’s updates.

The three core members currently work together as writers on Saturday Night Live. Recently, principal photography has wrapped on the Lonely Island’s first feature film, Hot Rod.

Such a great album, give it a listen.

WARNING: Explicit lyrical content.