Mr. Rager

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

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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