“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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