News: Kid Cudi's "Man On The Moon II" Projected To Sell 220K In First-Week

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 8:58AM

Written by Rosario Harper

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II album is reportedly en route to sell up to 220,000 records in its first-week on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, Cudi's new record will debut on the charts amongst other new albums including Cee-Lo Green's The Lady Killer.

It's age vs. youth for next week's chart, as a debuting Susan Boyle will battle it out against Taylor Swift for #1 on next week's HITS Album sales chart. Universal Motown rap superstar Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager bows with a number between 180-220k, a lock for the #3 position. Gnarls Barkley and former Goodie Mob moonlighting soul crooner Cee-Lo Green's New Elektra album, The Lady Killer, rides the viral smash, "F*ck You," to between 30-35k. (HITS Daily Double)

Cudder's new LP features guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, GLC and more.

1. Scott Mescudi VS the World feat. Cee-LO 2. REVOFEV 3. Don't Play This Song feat. Mary J. Blige 4. We Aite (Wake Your Mind Up) 5. Marijuana 6. Mojo So Dope 7. Ashin' Kusher 8. Erase Me feat. Kanye West 9. Wild'n Cuz Im Young 10. The Mood 11. MANIAC feat. Cage & St. Vincent 12. Mr. Rager 13. These Worries feat. Mary J. Blige 14. The End feat. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper & Nicole Wray 15. All Along 16. GHOST! 17. Trapped In My Mind (Man on the Moon 2)

Recently, GLC spoke with SOHH about his guest-appearance on the Moon.

"Cudi and I, we've been cool since he came aboard the whole G.O.O.D. Music regime," GLC said. "He came with a record, it was produced by the Blended Babies, that's a group of producers out of Chicago and it has Nicole Wray on the hook, featuring Chip Tha Ripper out of Cleveland and me, GLC, out of the windy city streets of Chicago. And the name of the record is called 'The End,' and I guarantee when you hear it, you're gonna be like, 'D*mn, please don't ever let this end.'" (SOHH)

A few months ago, Cudder said his sophomore LP was originally set to be a collaboration project.

"I wanted this album to be fun, but the dark sh*t was my life at that time [when I made 'Erase Me.'] I was fighting not to write that sh*t. It got frustrating writing a collab album--I just lost interest, and it became more of a task, rather than something I wanted to do. That's not how it's supposed to feel. The day it becomes work, you need to retire...'Erase Me' was fun as f*ck to make, but it's just different. It was me f*cking around, just to show people I can do whatever. That's my main goal now, just to show people no matter what I do, I'm going to make sh*t that's in good taste. Might not be your cup of tea, but it's going to be authentic, it's not going to be forced. When I made ['Erase Me'], I was like, 'This beat sounds fresh as h*ll, I want to do some rock sh*t'--and I did it. I came up with that sh*t in 30 minutes. I was feeling it, and then I was like, 'This sh*t ain't Cudder, it's just me f*cking around, let me stop bullsh*tting." (Complex)

To check out Man on the Moon II's Score, just click here.

Check out some recent Kid Cudi footage down below:

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