There quite a few musicians who look like they be brothers or sisters, and even some that look practically identical. You pretty much can’t watch a Toro y Moi video on YouTube without seeing at least a few people make a Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) related joke in the comment section. So we wondered what it would be like if some of these doppelgangers got in the studio and actually made a song together. Check out our list of the five musician doppelgangers that need to work together, with some that could maybe happen one day and some which definitely aren’t as likely.
Listen to Kid Cudi’s unreleased track from his Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon album, titled ‘love’. Although the unreleased song was recorded for Cudi’s latest album, it sounds like classic Man on the Moon Cudi. Produced by Cudi and Dod Da Genius, the track samples Ratatat’s ‘Sunblocks’ and you can stream the empowering track below.
On Thursdays we review albums that are considered “classic”. No matter your personal thoughts on the man, or his music for that matter, Kid Cudi is an artist with the best of them. From the very beginning of his musical career, he has experimented with sounds that were foreign to both the mainstream and underground communities. His psychedelic, electronic beats were capable of providing equally uplifting and depressing soundscapes. For a bit of reassurance, Kanye West himself, said that Cudi was his “favorite artist living today”. His first major label release, Man On The Moon: End Of Day, was an album that gave hip-hop this first taste of ‘different’. Creativity abound left fans clamoring for Cudi’s promise of more. This came in the form of a direct follow-up, Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager. From the moment you press play, the sounds grab you and maintain their grasp just as easily Cudi’s character seems to lose his as the story progresses. That aspect of story, in fact, is what made this five-act epic so enthralling. So often hip-hop artists release albums bereft of any cohesiveness and you are left feeling detached from the music. This album was so much more than just a collection of songs deemed good enough for an LP; they combine to form a narrative and expertly portray a musicians’ struggle with fame and reality.
In our inaugural summer, we got to see, enjoy and cover a lot of great shows during the festival season. Working with Pigeons and Planes, I did their coverage at Lollapalooza and exclusively for The ER we were approved to cover Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival. Check out the best shots we took over the summer, with artists such as Eminem, Outkast, Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Childish Gambino and much more!
Today began North Coast Music Festival’s second day of acts, with performances by artists such as Talib Kweli, Little Dragon, Kid Cudi and many others. Tomorrow will close the festival’s 5th Anniversary with performances by Snoop Dogg, Riff Raff and more.
In our inaugural year and summer as your daily source for music, we were given the great opportunity of being invited to cover Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival‘s 5th Anniversary. If you find yourself in Chicago this weekend, The Early Registration has the acts that you should be most excited to see.
A couple of weeks ago Consequence of Sound posted a feature titled “Let’s Play Moneyball with a Summer Music Festival” about a piece wrote by The Early Registration’sDan Garcia. In the piece Garcia used price quotes of popular artists in music to drop and add acts to the World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest, located in Milwaukee, WI in attempts to also make it the world’s best music festival.