Kid Cudi has been on a highly publicized road to recovery, but since the release of his latest album Passion Pain & Demon Slayin’, he’s kept a relatively low profile. In a rare moment in the spotlight on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he showed he’s back and ready.
Complemented by a full string section orchestra, he delivered the Demon Slayin’ standout cut, “Kitchen.” The performance itself feels both grandiose and reserved–subtle and beautiful–as Cudi stays low key, standing still and performing in jeans and a hoodie.
Kid Cudi had a tumultuous 2016, ripe with public feuds with former friends and collaborators Drake, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. Soon after, he came clean regarding his struggle with depression and entered rehab. However, right before Christmas, he returned with arguably his most cohesive project in half a decade with Demon Slayin’–which made his appearance on The Tonight Show all the more satisfying. It was good seeing Cudi healthy and back in public making headlines for his music.
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