Sienkiewicz Kid Cudi Album Art Revealed!
Kid Cudi has been working on his album for quite some time, and it's had
plenty of release dates and production delays. But it looks like his
premiere solo LP could actually be on its way, as Kanye West unleashed
Cudi's album art by our own Bill Sienkiewicz on his blog yesterday.
The album, which is called Man on the Moon: The End of Day, features
production by West and Just Blaze and guest spots from the likes of Common,
Snoop Dogg, Clipse and MGMT. Cudi has kept himself busy touring with Asher
Roth on the Hangover Tour and getting nominated for a Video Music Award for
his excellent cartoon-assisted clip "Day N' Nite."
With Jay-Z going a little artier for the cover of his upcoming album The
Blueprint 3 and Cudi and Kanye clearly possessing an interest in interesting
visuals, could we be entering the golden age of hip-hop album art? The old
model for covers for rap records relied on menacing photos of the artist.
But in the past year, more and more rappers are expanding their visual
horizons: Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, T.I.'s Paper
Trail and the Roots' Rising Down all dipped their toes in interesting
artistic ideas. But Cudi has definitely thrown the gauntlet down for any
other MC looking to keep his album cover interesting.
Learn more about Kid Cudi and his upcoming projects through his MySpace page!