- Summary: The debut surprise studio release for the collaboration between Kanye West and Kid Cudi features contributions from André 3000, Mos Def, Ty Dolla $ign as well as samples from Kurt Cobain's "Burn the Rain" and Louis Prima's "What Would Santa Claus Do?".
- Record Label: G.O.O.D.
- Genre(s): Rap
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Jun 11, 2018For the most part in fact, the album’s production is curated with Cudi in mind, a sonic bag of treats for those who vibe to the gloomy, celestial exploration of his early material as well as the rap rock stylings he has demonstrated since. ... Whereas the beats on ye sounded rushed and underdeveloped, the beats on KSG have some meat on ’em, crafting a sonic mood board that evokes thoughts of psilocybin mushroom trips, spiritual healing and yes, ghosts.
Jun 14, 2018A collaboration that alternates from alienation and sadness to melodic tenderness, punkish rap bravado, and triumph in 23 minutes. It’s both embarrassing and gripping: never boring and often euphoric. ... It makes for a perfect version of a Kid Cudi album, with Cudi taking center stage under the guiding hand of Kanye’s stellar production.
Jun 11, 2018The songs are the most intriguing ones to emerge from this Wyoming project thus far. ... A lot of the energy that "ye" seemed to be gasping for fills the lungs of this project, and it’s humbling to consider how much this material might have enlivened West’s own album.
Jun 14, 2018This album is top-tier. I really loved it.
Lots of versatility, not to mention that it delves into a currently still underexplored subgenreThis album is top-tier. I really loved it.
Lots of versatility, not to mention that it delves into a currently still underexplored subgenre (not to say unexplored, simply that there's a lot more to this subgenre than Trav$ $cott's Apple Pie and the like) of Rock-Rap. Cudi delivers great vocals, while Kanye hits hard with great bars and mesmerizing production. Definitely my favorite album so far of this year, but here's to hoping that we get more music like this soon.… Expand
Jun 9, 2018Kids See Ghosts can be considered one of the best collaborative efforts In Hip-Hop.
The album, fully produced by Kanye West, strikes withKids See Ghosts can be considered one of the best collaborative efforts In Hip-Hop.
The album, fully produced by Kanye West, strikes with it's eerie and dark samples, as well as rough and gritty melodies. Kid Cudis Voice compliments the beats perfectly, and Kanye's few parts scattered over the Album contain some of of his best lyrics.
They both talk about mental Health and their way to recovery and happiness, climaxing in the Outro "Cudi Montage", which can be considered a Track about Kanye's and Cudi's reunion after their split back a few years ago.
Both Artists perform some of their best craft yet, with Kid Cudi nearly returning to MOTM levels, and Kanye being as strong as ever, with quality production and good vocals. The album gives an in-depth look into mental states of two of the most beloved rappers/singers, which is also reflected in the sound of the beats. If Kanye West's "ye" Is what Heaven sounds like, then Kids see Ghost is the exact, equally good, opposite.… Expand
Jun 12, 2018AOTY... Production is insane. Cudi is back to form. Kanye's verses are some of the best he has had since the 2000's... KSG is a very diverseAOTY... Production is insane. Cudi is back to form. Kanye's verses are some of the best he has had since the 2000's... KSG is a very diverse album with a cool mix of grunge, rock, soul, electronic, and hip hop sounds. As a whole, the album flows really well and the content touches on a lot of different themes largely surrounding the mental health struggles of Kanye and Cudi. KSG starts off sort of manic and all over the place, but is done so in such a way where everything feels like it is there for a reason. KSG then transitions into some of the most vibey, chill tracks I have ever heard, with very hopeful and uplifting themes. There is probably a song on here for everyone, despite it being only 7 songs and only 24 minutes long.
I created an account just so I could leave a review for this extraordinary album. KSG is in a genre of its own.… Expand
Jun 9, 2018Amazing album ! very intimate narrative that breaks with just 7 tracks making it a very intense psychedelic experience. In the same time, thisAmazing album ! very intimate narrative that breaks with just 7 tracks making it a very intense psychedelic experience. In the same time, this album is very sonically pleasing and have a very good replay potential.
The production transports you to this hellish, haunting place were both Cudi and Kanye had to live in as a reminiscent to their mental health problems. Slowly, the music builds up to what it looks like a process of trying to stay alive and fighting to escape. This situation, finally, breaks with a successful break out, descriped as a rebirth as the duo find themselves in a new sleeve as both individuals and artists.
Tracks that are core to the narrative : 4th Dimension, Reborn, and Cudi Montage.… Expand
Jun 18, 2018Overhyped, like everything else Kanye has done. There's nothing here that hasn't been done better elsewhere. Nothing innovative or insightful,Overhyped, like everything else Kanye has done. There's nothing here that hasn't been done better elsewhere. Nothing innovative or insightful, neither of them sound good. A mess really.… Expand
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