Date: 9/15/2009

Kid Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day boasted narration by his labelmate Common and a feature by his boss Kanye West. Two legends on your first tape? That's just a little bit of pressure, but Cudi held his own, snagging three Grammy nods, a gold plaque, and the respect of the whole G.O.O.D. family.