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Listen: Kid Cudi’s debut rock single

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Kid Cudi has been threatening to cross over from rap into rock for a while now, and it looks like he's making good on it with his new, questionably named band 2 Be Continuum, which just dropped its first single. "Perfect Is the World" builds on a lot of the hazy, atmospheric effects he played around with on his first two albums, but to be honest, the results really aren't great.

Cudi himself even seems to have known the crossover backlash was coming, and let loose a series of belligerent tweets to go along with the single, saying, "If you want my old shit, buy my old albums." Um, I think I actually might?

I don't want to pigeonhole him into only making the kind of bouncy stoner jams that he started out with, but I also had to force myself to sit through "Perfect Is the World" in its entirety. Maybe I'm overreacting, though — take a listen below, and let us know what you think in the comments.