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Riff: Kid Cudi – “King Wizard”

Jan 2, 2013

I can’t ever front, know why?/It’s not my style, no lie/Fuck all the talk/In time, they’ll burn

from King Wizard lyrics by Kid Cudi

Kid Cudiis a bit conflicted here, tossed back and forth between styles – ones that he likely picked up from contemporaries like Kendrick Lamar and to some extent Chief Keef. He forgoes self-deprecation for braggadocio, and lyrically it’s not his best work. It fails to resonate across all fronts.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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