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    Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:06:45

    Kid Cudi "No One Believes Me" Song Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars - "No One Believes Me" further solidifies Kid Cudi's status as rap's Jimi Hendrix, and ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author Rick Florino explains why....

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    Kid Cudi is hip hop's Jimi Hendrix.

    Rising from his own "Purple Haze", he's an otherworldly musical presence that's equally fearless and focused. On Cudi's most recent release for the Fright Night soundtrack, "No One Believes Me", hulky gothic synths rumble while he examines paranoia with a palpably tense delivery.

    Delivering every line with a conviction rare from a 21st century artist, Cudi lays back on the orchestral production and flourishes of guitar, clearly conveying a raw energy that's undeniable and unique. He doesn't have to resort to conventional verses either as he hums along to the guitar hauntingly and hypnotically.

    We just needed to take a look back at this song again because it's another triumph for Cudi…

    He kicks off the song asking, "Have you ever felt something evil?" It's a question that proves just as chilling as any moment in the original Fright Night or the modern remake for which "No One Believes" me serves a soundtrack cut. Cudi steps outside of the boundaries of space rap and into a genuinely emotive darkness.

    It's the same realm Hendrix ruled when he flipped modern music upside down. Now, Cudi's doing the same. You'll "believe" every word he says and note he records.

    Rick Florino
    09.29.11


    See our interviews with Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin from Fright Night here!



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