The other day someone requested a post with the samples from A Kid Named Cudi. Maybe eventually I’ll put the time into a post like that, but for now this should suffice. I did a post on these two a while ago, but it’s time for a re-up. “The Prayer” has become one of my favorite songs on the mixtape, and it seems to be appropriate in the wake of Cudder’s recent announcement. So check it out, “The Prayer” and the song it samples “Funeral”. Both great.
I’ve seen a lot of unexpected reactions to Cudi’s retirement announcement. Some people (no names) have even gone so far as to call him a little bitch. I don’t understand that. I mean, I get that he’s in a position that a lot of people would love to be in, but everyone deals with shit differently. If fame is not what he wants, and he thinks being in the music industry is having a negative effect on his life, then why the fuck would he keep doing it? What he chooses to do with his life is up to him. We’ve all seen how fame can really fuck up peoples’ lives. And it’s funny to laugh at when you see it all over TMZ but you gotta remember that these are people, some of them may even be “normal” people. I think it’s weird when fans start getting some sense of entitlement, like something is owed to them. I don’t know, thoughts?
So all the while ’til I’m gone make my words important so If I slip away,
if I die today the last thing you remember won’t
Be about some apple bottom jeans with the boots with the fur
Baby how I dream of being free since my birth
Cursed but the demons I confronted would disperse
Have you ever heard of some shit so real
Beyond from the heart, from the soul you can feel
And if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take
But please don’t cry, just know that I have made these songs for you
And if I die before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take
‘Cuz I’m ready for the funeral
Kid Cudi – The Prayer
Band Of Horses – Funeral