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1. Indicud
Kid Cudi
Label: Wicked Awesome, GOOD
Notable Tracks: “Brothers,” “Beez,” “Just What I Am,” “Immortal”


Indicud, Kid Cudi needed this. We needed this. With Cudi’s sudden departure from G.O.O.D Music, it was vital for him to prove that he could step out from the shadow of Kanye West and prove that he could stand strong without the support of G.O.O.D behind him. Cudi did just that. Indicud is a great achievement for Cudi as he took on the entire album both behind the boards and on the mic, even going as far to boldly claim it as his version of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. There are so many factors that make Indicud a great album: the features, production, and Cudi’s knack for continuing to create that alternative hip-hop sound that keeps him in a lane all by himself. ‘Indicud’ has become his highest charting album, debuting at #2 on the Billboard charts with 139,242 units sold, cementing the fact that there is a demand for Cudi’s sound in the game. In a time where artists tend to mimic the trends that are hot, Kid Cudi’s refusal to step in line is refreshing and welcomed by all, earning him the number one spot.