9. Kid Cudi "Day N Nite" (2008)
Album: Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Producer: Dot Da GeniusFlipping the title of a Cole Porter classic was where Kid Cudi cut his ties to traditional pop music. Inspired by the Geto Boys infamous “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” Cudi comes across like Portishead without the accent. Working with long time musical partner Dot da Genius, the duo constructed one of the coolest chill-out tracks since trip-hop flew into the states via Concorde. For all those lonely stoners out there, “Day n Nite” is an atmospheric, trippy, dreamy piece of music that takes you higher without inhaling.