I’ve been always in the middle about Kid Cudi. In my humble opinion he’s at his best when he lets loose on his stoner raps. I’m not so much a fan of his attempts at singing, or his attempt at rock. Well his closing set at Governors was somewhere in between all of that.
He started by coming on a little late and complaining about the sound, complaining that he was going to lose his cool. Things got settled and he did his thing, and pretty well. He was in a decent groove for a while but it was once he slowed things down and put his voice to the test that he stumbled, and often hard. Cudi’s range as a singer is very limited, and it showed.
Overall the set tethered between the energetic and the slower stuff that was hurt by weak vocals. I really wanted to like Cudi’s set more, but I was ultimately underwhelmed by great lengths.
BMG Music Presents
Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm