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Kid Cudi - Mr. Rager @ Roseland Ballroom, NY 4/22/11

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Mr. Rager on Wikipedia
"Mr. Rager"
Single by Kid Cudi
from the album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
ReleasedOctober 25, 2010
FormatDigital download
GenreAlternative hip hop
LabelGOOD Music, Universal Motown
Writer(s)Scott Mescudi, Emile Haynie, Dion Wilson
Kid Cudi singles chronology

"Mr. Rager" is a song written and recorded by American recording artist Kid Cudi, taken from his second studio album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010). The song, produced by Emile, was officially released as a digital download on October 25, 2010.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Charts
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


In an interview with Complex magazine, Cudi shed light on the song's meaning: "This song is about someone who is fed up with reality, who looks for thrills and excitement by any means. It's just kind of how I was feeling at that point. I was just so angry. Doing coke revived me, and knowing I was so close to death every time intrigued me. I liked the thought of it."[1]

On October 20, 2010, Complex released a video on which he continued to explain the concept of "Mr. Rager": "The whole 'Mr. Rager' thing is not really like a split personality, it is me. However, it's just kinda talking about a certain mind state I was in, a very destructive mind state, where I wasn't thinking clearly.[2]

In December 2011, on one of his viral videos, the late Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012 shortly after his death, stated that "Mr. Rager" was his favorite song.[3] A memoir about Ben Breedlove, written by his sister Ally Breedlove, was released in October 2013; the memoir's title was taken from a line in the song, When Will the Heaven Begin?.[4]

Music video

Kid Cudi first spoke of the music video on March 5, 2011, via his Twitter feed, when he announced: "maniac horror short will be released on halloween, rager short this summer, marijuana video this spring. i got you guys, no worries."[5]

On September 8, 2011, Cudi released the official music video for "Mr. Rager". The video, directed by Jérémie Rozan from Surface to Air, features a brief cameo appearance from his mentor Kanye West. The plot and concerns of the video have been subject to much debate.


  1. ^ "Kid Cudi: Mad Man On The Moon (2010 Cover Story)". Complex. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Kid Cudi Talks "Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager" Album (VIDEO)" (Video), Complex, October 20, 2010, retrieved 2011-10-05 
  3. ^ Venutolo, Anthony (December 29, 2011 (updated January 09, 2012)). "Rapper Kid Cudi acknowledges late teen Ben Breedlove". The Star-Ledger.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "When Will the Heaven Begin?: This Is Ben Breedlove's Story". Pearson PLC. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mescudi, Scott (5 March 2011). "Tweet". Twitter. maniac horror short will be released on halloween, rager short this summer, marijuana video this spring. i got you guys, no worries 
  6. ^ "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr.Rager – Billboard Singles". allmusic by Rovi. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • "Kid Cudi – Mr. Rager Lyrics". RapGenius. 
  • "Mr. Rager by Kid Cudi". Songfacts. 

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