Album: Kids See Ghosts (2018)
Charted: 48 39
  • This anthemic Kids See Ghosts track finds Kid Cudi rapping about feeling liberated after coming through dark times. The rapper struggled in adjusting to his new found fame after the success of his 2009 debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. He grappled with depression and drug abuse, which got him arrested for cocaine possession in 2010 and forced him to check into rehab in 2016.

    I'm so - I'm so reborn, I'm movin' forward
    Keep movin' forward, keep movin' forward
    Ain't no stress on me Lord, I'm movin' forward.

    Cudi feels like he is reborn now he's been able to put all his problems behind him.
  • Kids See Ghosts was dropped a week after West's Ye album, during which he frequently addressed his mental health. Yeezy continues to do so on "Reborn" as he references his 2016 hospitalization for paranoia as well as his anxiety in social environments.

    Very rarely do you catch me out
    Y'all done specially invited guest'd me out
    Y'all been tellin' jokes that's gon' stress me out
    Soon as I walk in, I'm like, "Let's be out."

    The backlash to various controversial comments that Kanye West has made over the years, such as his controversial May 2018 TMZ interview, has not helped the rapper's mental health.


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