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Kid Cudi’s Genre-Bending ‘Man on the Moon’ Is a Modern-Day Classic

Jinx and Shea discuss Cudi’s unique vocal abilities and trippy lyricism before awarding Best Guest Verse and squaring off in Deena’s Court

Kid Cudi In Concert - San Francisco, CA Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea go deep into the genre-bending, modern-day classic that is Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day. They look back at the first installment of the trilogy and talk about Cudi’s unique vocal abilities and trippy, drug-infused lyricism with songs like “Day ‘N’ Nite,” “Soundtrack 2 My Life,” and “Sky Might Fall.” Later, Jinx and Shea debate who had the best guest verse: Kanye West, Chip tha Ripper, or pop-rock band MGMT. Find out how dreams, Cleveland, movie trailers, humming, and SunnyD are connected to this sonically obscure hip-hop album before things come to a close and Kerm gets his revenge as the judge during Deena’s Court. Stick around to hear this week’s featured song decided by the winner.

Hosts: Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins and Shea Serrano
Producer: Deena Morrison
Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
Additional Production Support: Tunde St. Matthew-Daniel

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