An electro, rock and rap mix sounds like it would veer scarily toward Linkin Park territory, but in the case of Steve Aoki's "Cudi the Kid," it works. Wednesday, Aoki released a video for the track featuring Travis Barker and Kid Cudi. "Cudi the Kid" is on Aoki's debut album Wonderland.
The video features the trio as young boys, biking through a post-apocalyptic circus hell. It's a mind warp of time travel, religious symbolism and some freaky clown action, all the while with an omnipresent, big brother-type peering down on the scene. Despite its borderline seizure-inducing qualities, or because of them, it's impossible to look away from the artistic chaos. This is one of the better cross-genre collaborations we've seen lately (alongside "Do Ya Thing").
Watch below for Steve Aoki's "Cudi the Kid:"