12.1.2016

New Music: Kid Cudi feat. Travis Scott – ‘Baptized in Fire’

Kid Cudi and Travis Scott get lit.

Fresh off a stint in rehab, the Man on the Moon has announced a release date for his oft-delayed album Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’, which is now due Dec. 16. On top of that, he’s also unleashed “Baptized in Fire,” his collaboration with Travis.

“Bitches in my ear, they sayin’ they love me,” raps Cudder. “You don’t love Scott, you love the Kid Cudi / Ain’t no fuckin’ slouch, show you what I’m ’bout / My energy has been too precious / Too drenched in them blessings.”

For his part, Scott handles the hook as a message to his “big bro” Cudi. “Life ain’t easy sober,” sings La Flame. “We live so geeky / Did just what you taught us / Kept peace, no drama / Phoned home to the moon / Did you change your number? / If you get this message, need you back home, big bro.”

“Baptized” follows their Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight collaborations “Way Back” and “Through the Late Night.”

Originally slated for a September release, Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’ was delayed due to sample clearances. Later, Cudder checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. When he checked out, the first person he thanked was Travis.

Listen to them bring the “Fire” below.