Kid Cudi & Jeremy Piven On The Cover Of Complex

Written by Nigel D. / 06.01.15


“Nowadays, anyone can make some s**t in their room. It’s easy to make s**t. You don’t even need a keyboard now. People make beats, become an artist overnight, and it’s like, “Where’s the hard work?” I remember me and Dot Da Genius sitting for hours, me being on him about the mix for “Day ’n’ Nite,” being like, “It’s not right. We want people to take us seriously.” We listened to Dr. Dre’s beats. We listened to Timbaland’s kicks and drums. Kanye s**t—we needed to sound as professional as that. We didn’t have s**t, but we approached it with professionalism. I approached it like, “We have to be over-the-top good.” I don’t think kids have that nowadays. They just throw some shit out there, throw some auto-tune on it, like, “I don’t need anybody to tell me if I’m in key. I don’t need anybody with me that has any musical ear at all.”
– Kid Cudi (Full Interview)

Kid Cudi and Jeremy Piven are featured on the cover of the latest Complex magazine. They are promoting the “Entourage” movie which hits theaters June 3rd. Kid Cudi also shares his thoughts on music today.
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Kid Cudi – Love

Written by Nigel D. / 03.03.15

Something I made during the SF sessions. produced by me, keys by Dot. Sample is from one of my favorite Ratatat jams “Sunblocks”. And love to Evan and Mike for allowing me to release it.. For you. Hope it brings you some peace if you have a lonely heart out there. byeeeee :)
– Kid Cudi

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Video: Russell Simmons Responds to Kid Cudi’s Comments on Hip-Hop

Written by Nigel D. / 03.27.14

Kid Cudi had strong words about the state of hip-hop when Arsenio had him on the show. Russell Simmons responded to those remarks and offered his personal perspective on the use of the N-word and what we truly need to focus our concerns on.

Video: Kid Cudi Speaks On What Aspect Of Hip Hop Is “Holding Us Back As A Culture”

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Big Boi ft. Kid Cudi & Stevie Wonder – Part Time Hater

Written by Nigel D. / 03.17.14

Big Boi drops another, “#MashUpMondays,” track called, “Part Time Hater.”

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Video: Kid Cudi Speaks On What Aspect Of Hip Hop Is “Holding Us Back As A Culture”

Written by Nigel D. / 03.15.14

Kid Cudi expects more from hip hop, and he’s calling out today’s biggest stars for not elevating the game. Cudi also tells Arsenio who’s doing it right, and the one reason he makes music. It has nothing to do with sales or money.

Kid Cudi answers what he think Hip Hop needs to do and performs, “Internal Bleeding,” while on the Arsenio Hall Show. Check below for more clips.

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Kid Cudi ft. Skylar Grey – Hero

Written by Nigel D. / 03.12.14

Kid Cudi works with Skylar Grey on, “Hero,” which is on the, “Need For Speed,” soundtrack. Kid Cudi has a role in the movie which hits theaters March 14th.

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Kid Cudi Speaks On Being Underused By G.O.O.D. Music

Written by Nigel D. / 02.27.14


You did appear on Yeezus on the song “Guilt Trip.” A lot of fans were excited to see you featured—although it was just the outro. What’s the story behind that collaboration?
The vocal that I did on that song was a couple years old. I forgot which session it was, but it was just a reference. I discovered that I was on the song via Twitter. I saw kids hitting me up, like, “Are you on ‘Guilt Trip!?’ or saying “Great job!” and I’m like, “What the fuck is everyone talking about?” So I go on Twitter and then I hear the song and I’m like, “OK. I know the beat. I know the song.” Then I’m like, “Oh man, OK.” Part of me was flattered, like, it’s kind of cool that he thought of me.

Then I started thinking about it more. It was like, Why not call me and have me come in there and give it? Why underuse me? Why put four bars of vocals to coax my fans into thinking this is a legitimate Kid Cudi feature on this song and it isn’t? Same deal with the G.O.O.D. Music album, the compilation. Had I not given Kanye “Creepers” my only presence would’ve been on that one song, that I can’t even remember the title for. [“The Morning” —Ed.] I would’ve barely been on that album.

Full Interview: Complex

Kid Cudi speaks on the surprise album release, going completely sober, Hit Boy inspiring him to rap again and more.

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