New Kid Cudi, "Pursuit of Happiness" (Feat. Ratatat & MGMT)
Kid Cudi makes a curious, but welcome choice for his third single off of the upcoming Man on the Moon: The End of Day. After releasing two pop hits in "Day 'n' Nite" and "Make Her Say," you'd think another one was definitely in the offering. However, Cudi shows why he's different here, going with one of the more experimental and slower tracks on the record. Plus, there's the surprising collaboration with indie darlings Ratatat and MGMT. It's just another reason why he's a different type of rapper than we're accustomed to, and he may just turn in the best hip-hop effort of 2009. You can stream the track for now over at SPIN. Man on the Moon: The End of Day is out September 15th via G.O.O.D. Music/Universal Motown.