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Kid Cudi, "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day" (Dream On/G.O.O.D./Universal Motown)
Rapper of the moment's latest is off to a soaring start with hit singsongy, stoner anthem "Day 'N' Nite." This Kanye West protégé has already shown an appealing knack for blending different genres and beats into a hypnotic blend. One of the best new talents of the year.