Kid Cudi Went Dark On Cage-Assisted “Maniac”
Ten years ago, Kid Cudi and Cage connected to deliver “Maniac,” a haunting standout from “Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager.”
For Cudi, the project was the opportunity to explore new themes and artistic directions, though some of his riskier moments of experimentation proved divisive to fans. Ten years since its initial release, however, is it fair to say that reception toward The Legend Of Mr. Rager has changed for the better? In honor of the project’s milestone anniversary, we’ve chosen to highlight one of Cudi’s more thematically darker tracks in “Maniac,” a collaboration that saw him teaming up with underground lyricist Cage. Known for his macabre and introspective work on Movies For The Blind and Hellz Winter. Together, they connected to deliver some truly disturbing visuals, one that showcased the darker side of Mr. Rager.
Check it out once again right here, and sound off — with a decade to resonate, how do you ultimately feel about Kid Cudi‘s once-divisive sequel?
I wear my shades at night so I can look in the abyss
I see something in nothingness if you can picture this
Put black holes in my jar lid, I climb the wall
I’m too high now, I’ll die from the fall
Before the water’s to our knees, we can’t climb when the trees
Wash away, you and I are the disease