By: David Kong
Rapper Kid Cudi released his fifth studio album on February 25, 2014 with the title Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. The album is 10 songs span over 41 minutes. The music produced on this album is nothing like the music on his first two albums or his first mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi.” The genre that it would be categorized as is alternative hip-hop. The album was originally supposed to be an EP; said to be a prelude to his next album Man on the Moon III. Cudi still recognizes Satellite Flight as a prelude to Man on the Moon III, but made it longer than an EP.
Musically, a prelimary listen suggests a highly textured, atmospheric, dare I say spacey approach to the background music, and a more adventurous approach to what the rap genre can do.
Man on the Moon III is set to release next year in 2015.
Satellite Flight was an “interesting” album from Kid Cudi and deserves 2.5 stars out of 5.