The Rundown: Big Boi, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
"She Hates Me" feat. Kid Cudi
It's appropriate that Kid Cudi makes an appearance: He's the obvious precursor to the album's mix of rap and indie, particularly for "Pursuit of Happiness," his hit collaboration with Ratatat and MGMT. That song's synthy spaciness is definitely noticeable here as well, but Cudi's vocals, a purposely amateurish mix of talking and singing, are woefully overexposed, providing a sour note on an otherwise soaring song.
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