As you may have noticed, Vince Staples caused quite a ruckus on the rap Internets last month by suggesting that the ’00s were actually better than the ’90s. He also called Bow Wow one of his favorite rappers ever. Safe to say that didn’t go down swimmingly either.

Although we all know his comments were said with a trollsome twinkle in his eye, there is truth in Vince’s words. As a 22-year-old, the early ’00s were his first introduction to music, let alone hip-hop. That was his “Golden Age,” no different to how older rap fans are infatuated by the boom bap beats and complex rhymes of their childhood.

Not to say there weren’t exciting artists or groundbreaking albums coming out of the early ’00s, because there definitely was. It’s just that sentimentality is more persuasive than quality when it comes to your favorite music.

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I write all this to say that Kid Cudi’s Man On the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager is to me what Bow Wow’s “Bounce With Me” is to Vince Staples. By most rap critics’ standards, it was far from the best album of 2010. But for me, it’s still a classic by sentimental default.

Man on the Moon II was — and still is — the album I smoke to, the album I party to, and the album I cry to. And as an 18-year-old at the time, that was basically all I did.

Even in the bigger context of things, I can still remember the album dropping during the height of G.O.O.D. Music’s memorable run — from the “Rosewood” BET Cypher and those incredible G.O.O.D. Fridays releases to Kanye’s breathtaking VMAs performance and of course the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy — most of which had Cudi’s fingerprints on.

As Man on the Moon II celebrates its fifth anniversary today, I wanted to dig up Jason Goldwatch’s Journey of Mr. Rager documentary, which was released in conjunction with the album. From hot boxing hotels in Europe to raging with his army of fans, the 20-minute film best captures the world that Cudi created with Man on the Moon II — a world that you can still live in to this day.

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