Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SLABUP.com DL: Kid Cudi Mixtape - The Moon Man


The good friends over at Hip Hop Update engineered this project...

Here it is folks. I've been wanting to put together a Kid Cudi mixtape for a while but haven't been able to get to it until this past weekend. From what I've noticed around the net, this is the first unofficial mixtape showcasing Kid Cudi's material.

Of course, Cudi, himself, put out "A Kid Named Cudi" officially this past Summer, which put him on the hip hop radar.
"The Moon Man" mixtape is a compilation of tracks, features & live material that were not on that mixtape.

So, what the heck is the inspiration behind the artwork/name of the mixtape? It's based on the Jim Carey movie, "The Man on the Moon," which is the story of Andy Kaufman. The artwork is a light-hearted parody of the official movie posters, which you can view on either side of this paragraph. Click them to enlarge. Big thanks to Pizzle of Eddy N Pizzle for the quick turn-around on graphics!

Cudi explained to me back in June '08 that his inspiration behind his "Moon-Man" alias was the main character in the movie,
Andy Kaufman (played by J. Carey). The essence of the Kaufman story is that he was never afraid to be himself, even though he was misunderstood by many.

In essence, Kid Cudi's music is a little bit different than hardcore hip hop, but he cannot change who he is or what he does. It transcends one genre and becomes genuinely G.O.O.D. Music.

With his recent success due to his mixtape and co-sign from Kanye West & Co., Cudi is on his way to dropping his major label debut via G.O.O.D. Music... tentatively titled: "The Man on the Moon: The Guardians"

With the relative success of my previous mixtapes, I'm sure you'll enjoy!

9 comments:

Joy said...

Hot shit man. Im so geeked for the official album!

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Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

ohhhh yeah

Jamie Slade said...

haha "wasting my time" cracks me up lol

Jamie Slade said...

isn't "Catch Up" that A-Trak song with Lupe Fiasco? "Mastered"

Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

yeah no doubt... 88 keys song is dope!

YES it is... it was actaully given to Lupe years ago, but he had problems clearing the sample on the song. So ATRAK had it laying around and Cudi loved it so he did his own thing on it!

Finanshall said...

i thought this mixtape would contain more unreleased material. they ain't put the Love Stoned Freestyle on the tracklist, it's so damn cool, besides that London Girls track (over the "Addiction" beat) is way too serious to miss, the featured verse on the remix of Santogold's "Find a Way" & the Biggest Grinder over "The Boss" beat which was not featured on "a kid named cudi"... they deserve the shine cause unlike other dudes who just mimic the flow, the hook of the original song, Cudi made these tracks more HIS than the original arist's!

but yeah, for a second before I saw the tracklist, I was blown away LOL

Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

yeah... but the mixtape design and idea is dope!

its a nice pickup for someone who might not have heard cudi before.

FlashG said...

Whats good?
For one the mixtape is FIRE!
I had to get on the Catch Up....
Check it out my page please...
Or u can download here...
[url]http://www.sendspace.com/file/ss5j9h[/url]

Shit is dope...Hope to hear from someone an get some feedback...
Get at me Kev...
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~Flash
www.myspace.com/flashhiphopmusic