Kid Cudi's sophomore album a solid effort

Although Kid Cudi may be dealing with a lot of personal issues in life, luckily for him, his music seems to drown out the surrounding buzz.

Just a year later he has released "Man on the Moon Part II: The Legend of Mr. Rager," the follow up to "Man on the Moon." Produced by Emile, many fans seem to agree that this latest musical production from Cudi is nothing short of impressive, with an extensive 17 tracks.

Cudi hit the music world hard with his first ever single "Day ‘n' Nite," which rocked the boats of many rap fans, and he's doing it all over again with "Man on the Moon Part II." The album features A-List artists such as Kanye West and Mary J. Blige, with the help of Cee-Lo Green and alternative band St. Vincent.

Cudi fans are definitely in for something good when they hear this album. With so many different contributors, he's bound to hit home somewhere. The album starts off cool and collective with its first track "Scott Mescudi vs. The World" featuring Cee-Lo Green. This was definitely a good way to jump back into the scene because the song is melodic, jammy, and very easy to get the minute you hear it.

He then takes it down a notch with his track "Don't Play This Song," the third track on the album featuring Mary J. Blige who appears twice on the album. Along with its great contributors, the album tends to have this techno/pop feel incorporated with rap, making it all the more appealing. Cudi sticks to the melodic feel, which is eminent throughout the duration of the album.

"Marijuana," the impressive fifth track on the album seems a little more personal. You can tell by the lyrics when he says, "that's the only thing that keep me level up in my crazy head." Not only with song appeal to many due to the obvious, the best aspect of is that it ends exactly at 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Clever, right?

Kid Cudi definitely doesn't fail to impress on this latest album. He has everything to offer from an array of featured artists, to a full-blown 17-track album, what more could a fan want?  This album is fantastic and nothing short of a good investment.