Tomayto, Tomahto. Patayto, Patahto. Six, half dozen. Kid Cudi, Uncle Kracker.
If you were gearing up for a night out and someone asked you to put on the new Kid Cudi as hype music, how do you think it would be received if you threw on Uncle Kracker’s Drift Away? You may be rolling to the club solo, Stephen Glansberg. I’m pretty sure I just set the Guinness World Record for most times Uncle Kracker and Kid Cudi have been used in the same sentence. Credit to me.
If you would like a visual representation of the similarities and differences between the two artists, please refer to this Venn diagram I have created.
That tiny slither of commonality came during Tuesday night’s Jeopardy episode when contestant Myra Guideng was shown a picture of Uncle Kracker couple with Trebek’s clue: “Formerly Kid Rock’s DJ, this avuncular fellow has ranged from country-pop to rap-rock.”
Myra couldn’t be more confident when she immediately buzzed in with the answer: “Who is Kid Cudi?”
The mistake ended up costing Myra $1,200, but she isn’t the only one to blame. Neither of the other two contestants chimed in to identify the songbird of our generation.
It didn’t take long for Kid Cudi to chime in.
The internet is unforgiving.
A teaching moment, indeed.