This Cleveland native initially wanted to deliver a sophomore album that was a little more straightforward hip-hop than what was heard on his genre-jumping 2009 debut, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. But somewhere along the line, rapper-singer Kid Cudi bailed on those plans and instead opted to create a sequel to his freshman effort. But where his debut focused on visions of his dreams and nightmares, Man on the Moon 2: Legend of Mr. Rager's intent is to bring you into Cudi's reality. And, apparently, the good and the bad parts of his life are on here, according to an interview with HipHopDX. He's again joined by a varied production squad that includes Kanye West, No I.D., the Neptunes, Ratatat, and Jim Jonsin. West also makes an appearance as a featured vocalist along with Cage, St. Vincent, and Chip Tha Ripper.