Mr. Rager

Album: Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr Rager (2010)
Charted: 77


  • This is the title track and second single from Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, the sophomore album from American rapper Kid Cudi. The single was officially released digitally on iTunes on October 25, 2010.
  • The album is a follow-up to Man on the Moon: The End of Day, which offered a portrait of Cudi as an introspected young man growing up in the shadow of his father's death. This second set deals with the protagonist's difficulty in adjusting to his new found fame.
  • Cudi explained the song's meaning in an interview with Complex Magazine: "This song is about someone who is fed up with reality, who looks for thrills and excitement by any means. It's just kind of how I was feeling at that point. I was just so angry. Doing coke revived me, and knowing I was so close to death every time intrigued me. I liked the thought of it."

    Cudi went on to discuss his drug problems, which he alludes to as well on other Rager tracks such as "Wild'n Cuz I'm Young." While the rapper didn't touch on alcoholism, he did vow to give up cocaine. "No more blow," he told Complex Magazine. "People do drugs to camouflage emotions and run away from their problems."

Comments: 3

  • Serenaa from New York City this song brings me piece and honestly saved me from so many suicide attempts.
  • Jameson from UsaThis song is a vibe
  • Ellen from SwedenI love this song sm!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

90s Music Quiz 1

90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?

Victoria Williams

Victoria WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.

Al Jourgensen of Ministry

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

Don Brewer of Grand Funk

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Movie Stars In Music Videos

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

80s Music Quiz 1

80s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.