THUMB_cuditalksalbum <script src=""></script> Drugs, fights, fatherhood, rapper beef, celebrity romances—it seems like everything in Kid Cudi's personal life has been making headlines over the last year. But what about the music? Following up his stellar debut (which we named the No. 1 album of 2009), Cudder has been hard at work on Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager. While shooting him for our October/November 2010 cover story, we had a chance to sit down with Cudi and get him to break down the new album, which is scheduled to hit stores on November 9. Watch the video above to hear him explain who "Mr. Rager" is and why he wanted to push the psychedelic vibe even farther than last time.

• Kid Cudi's Oct/Nov 2010 Cover Story & Behind The Scenes Video
• Kid Cudi's Complex Cover Story: The Outtakes