Just two weeks after Kid Cudi signed a deal with Universal Motown to release his debut album in conjunction with G.O.O.D. Music, Man On The Moon: The Guardians, he has now announced his retirement from the rap game. His reasoning? There’s just too much drama in the music industry.
“AFTER THE RELEASE OF MY FIRST LP THIS SUMMER, IAM NOT MAKING ANY MORE SOLO ALBUMS,” Cudi said in his blog. “IAM FALLIN BACK ON BEING A ARTIST. THE DRAMA THAT COMES WITH IT IS MORE OVERWHELMING THAN THE SHIT I WAS DEALING WIT WHEN I WAS PISS POOR BROKE. MY FRIENDS GET MAD AT ME, SAY IVE CHANGED, ONE OF THE ONLY HOMIES I GOT IN THIS GAME, WALE, IS WORRIED ABOUT ME CUZ OF SHIT HE HEARS. LIKE WTF? WHO CAN SAY IM BEIN HOLLYWOOD?”
Cudi earned critical acclaim for his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi, was also featured on Kanye West’s "Welcome to Hearbreak" [click to view], and landed a number one spot on the UK charts with his single “Day ‘n’ Night.” However, Cudi explains that he is tired of dealing with “more uncalled for problems than the average human being should have to deal with.”
Kid Cudi said that he does not look at it as quitting because he’s already accomplished his goal of pleasing fans, and earning the respect of critics. Yet, if Cudi does plan to retire, it won’t be the last that fans see of him.
"IAM GOING TO FOCUS ALL MY ATTENTION ON THE HBO SHOW WHICH WE START SHOOTING IN AUGUST AND MY ACTING CAREER IN GENERAL…ILL CONTINUE TO DO SHOWS FOR THE REAL KID CUDI FANS, AND IM PLANNING A BIG CONCERT THIS SUMMER, JUS ME, AND I WILL PERFORM MY ENTIRE MIXTAPE FROM BEGINNING TO END AND NEW SONGS FROM MY ALBUM."
Cudi also said that he will keep fans updated on the status of this concert.
"AGAIN, IAM SORRY, BUT ITS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP ME FROM GOING COMPLETELY INSANE. IM TOO REAL FOR THIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL SHIT."
To read the full blog [click here].
Posted by Ryan Christof at 2:07 AM