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Music / Kids See Ghosts

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I can still feel the love!
KIDS SEE GHOSTS is a hip-hop duo comprised of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. They released their first album on June 8, 2018 to critical acclaim. The name is also being given to a Takashi Murakami-directed animated series starring Kanye and Cudi.

Tracklist (Kids See Ghosts):

  • 1. “Feel the Love” (featuring Pusha T) (2:45)
  • 2. “Fire” (2:20)
  • 3. “4th Dimension” (2:33)
  • 4. “Freee (Ghost Town pt. 2)” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) (3:26)
  • 5. “Reborn” (5:24)
  • 6. “Kids See Ghosts” (featuring Mos Def) (4:05)
  • 7. “Cudi Montage” (3:16)

Tropes pertaining to the Album:

  • Album Title Drop: In the song, “Kids See Ghosts”.
    • Kid Cudi also mentions the name on “4th Dimension”, albeit referring to him and Kanye as a group.
  • Autotune: Most of Cudi’s singing on “Reborn”.
  • Boastful Rap: Pusha T’s verse that opens up the whole album.
    • Also Kanye's verse on the title track.
  • Dream Team: The pairing of Kanye and Cudi is one in and of itself.
    • Kanye, Cudi, and Pusha T on "Feel the Love", as they are GOOD music’s most popular artists.
  • Epic Rocking: “Reborn” is the only song that goes past the 5-minute mark.
    • Miniscule Rocking: “Fire” is the shortest song, at 2 minutes with a short 20 second instrumental interlude.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than “ye”, and Kid Cudi’s previous album, “Pain, Passion and Demon Slaying”
  • Shout-Out: To Master P, Rick Ross, and Rick Flair on “4th Dimension”.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Kanye’s previous album, “ye”. They both share themes of mental health and contain only 7 tracks.
    • Also, KSG contains a song called “Freee (Ghost Town pt.2)”, implying the at it is the sequel to the song “Ghost Town” from ye, and they both share the same lyrical theme.
  • Sampling: It’s such a vital part of “4th Dimension” that Louie Prima is given posthumous credit!
  • Verbal Tic: Kanye’s gun-like scatting on “Feel the Love”.
    • Cudi’s signature moaning on “Reborn”.