Kanye West and Kid Cudi sampled Kurt Cobain on Kids See Ghosts

For the project’s final song.

June 08, 2018


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Kanye West and Kid Cudi released their debut collaborative album Kids See Ghosts on Friday. The project contains a few inspired samples, like jazz singer Louis Prima on "Cudi Montage" giving the track classic Ye vibes, and a Marcus Garvey speech on the intro for "Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2)."


Perhaps the most compelling and contemporary use of a sample, though, can be found on the closing song – on streaming services it's titled "Reborn," but Shazam the tune and you'll see it's called "Devil's Watchin." Produced by evan mast, Dot Da Genius, Plain Pat, and Cudi, The seventh song contains a sample of the track "Burn The Rain" by Kurt Cobain, a home recording made by the Nirvana frontman in the 90s and released on the collection Montage of Heck in 2015.

Montage of Heck was a companion album curated for the film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck by director Brett Morgen. "I curated the album to create a feeling that the listener was sitting in Kurt's apartment in Olympia, Washington, in the late Eighties, and bearing witness to his creation," Morgen told Rolling Stone.

Listen to "Burn The Rain" on YouTube then check out the final Kids See Ghosts song below.

Kanye West and Kid Cudi sampled Kurt Cobain on Kids See Ghosts