Ah, the Pursuit of Happiness. It is a foundational principle upon which the United States was built, a movie in which Will Smith cried a lot, and an action that probably gets boys, girls, husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends into more trouble than it’s ultimately worth.
Never you mind, death professor, Kid Cudi has taken all of those associations and thrown them out the window. What is left is an elegant slice of modern hip hop that’s supplemented by MGMT and Ratatat. What’s not to love?
Even the opening thirty seconds of gritty instrumentals is hypnotic. And when the lyrics drop it’s obvious Kid Cudi is never, repeat never, going to slow his roll. Never. For those of you that care you can find this track on the album Man On The Moon: The End of Day (amazon) (itunes). Enjoy.