Rising Hip-Hop sensation, Kid Cudi recently sat down with Complex’s Joe La Puma for an interesting interview, covering various curious subjects you’ve all been wondering about. Amongst their sit down session, Kid Cudi chats about his highly publicized incident during NBA All-Star Weekend, career expectations and a scoop into the upcoming album. The full interview can be read here.
Kid Cudi on his career expectations
My whole thing is to not to be as big as Kanye or Lil Wayne, but to be bigger. It’s all about progression. If I just set the goal to want to be like Kanye and Lil Wayne, that’s setting my shit to a limit and it’s selling myself short. I’m pretty sure when Kanye was aspiring to do his music, he wasn’t like, I want to be as big as Jay. He was like, Nah, I want to be bigger then Jay. It’s not necessarily saying that you are better than them, it’s just setting that bar. If I never am better then Kanye, in my brain, I’m always going to be trying to be, forever and ever until the day that I die.
…on Reebok situation
It was never about Reebok, the brand or anything like that. Nike don’t always make the dopest shoes, no brand makes dope shit all the time. I was opposed to the shoes they tried to give me—I didn’t like them. I didn’t get into because it was Reebok people, I got into it with one individual who approached me the wrong way. I’m a man at the end of the day. I’m not a fighter, I don’t like violence—hell, I don’t even know if I know how to fight. I’m not a strategic fighter, that’s not my steez. I don’t know how to work a gun if you gave me one, I wouldn’t want to fucking touch it. But at the same time, I ain’t no sucker and I was in a situation where a dude was trying to test me as a man. I let it get to me, but that will never happen again. A nigga want to test me? So what. I will never let anyone rub me the wrong way. It’s something I don’t regret at all. It was something I needed to do at that time. That dude was wrong. I reacted off of his reaction. He interfered in a conversation I was having with two other people. I wasn’t even the first one to put hands on him, my security Zule was. I tell people, he’s always close, he’s not even certified, he’s just a nigga from the hood.
…on New Album
Right now, the name of the album is Man On The Moon, The Guardians. It may change, depending on the features. Right now Snoop is down, he told me his oldest son put him on to my record. Snoop is my favorite artist of all time. He’s someone I look up to. I explained to him the idea of the song and he’s with it. I’m also trying to get Shia Labeouf in my project. I want the album to be as cinematic as possible, and feature people that are great at what they do. We’re both young talents in this game, and I just found out Shia was a fan of my song “Day N’ Night,” and I’m a fan of his. He’s killing shit, I feel like I’m doing the Shia Labeouf in music. We’re working on trying to get him to narrate the story of the album.
The complete interview can be read here.