On July 10th, the world was introduced to the unorthodox, comic book inspired collaboration between Cleveland-native, Kid Cudi, and lyricist legend, Eminem. Their latest release titled, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady" explores the willful ignorance of those who choose to not wear face masks, paying homage to various artists and hinting at more projects to come.
Inside the eccentric universe of 'The Moon Man', Cudi expresses his new transition into possibly continuing the unfinished 'Man on the Moon' series, as well as referencing his rebirth after going through rehab in October 2016. The new single serves as an invitation into the intergalactic mind of the artist, delivering verses that pay tribute to the metaphorical discography under his name.
Leave it to Eminem to deliver the vigorous verse of truth when addressing the public. In usual Slim Shady fashion, his allusion to COVID-19 states in the second verse, "Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse/Other half are just pissed off and (Yeah)/Don’t wanna wear a mask and they’re just scoffing".
He also delivered a tribute to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery inside the verse, describing his disgust by stating, "How the fuck is it that so many cops are dirty? (Huh?)".
On Saturday, the Detroit-native rapper tweeted an update, featuring the release of merch, which includes vinyl and cassettes for the collaboration.
As Cudi has proclaimed, the trilogy continues ready to launch his fans and audience into the new, transcendental vision of future projects, as well as a teaser for upcoming projects.
Written by: Tasha Dowbachuk