The 27 year old artist, Kid Cudi celebrates his Complex Magazine Music Issue Party With Bacardi at Siren Studios. Rocking his pair of exclusive Marty McFlys the rapper performed his single with The Knux.
Complex did an exclusive interview with Kid Cudi for their October/November Cover story. In the interview the Artist explains his life after stardom.
Is that drug hangover why you disappeared after you released your second album?I wanted to clear my head, besides detox. I had to look at the root of the whole problem, and that was work and the business.
I wasn’t trying to hear it from nobody. I’m not even going to attack the people in my life that didn’t step in and try to stop it, ’cause I was just so bullheaded. There’s no way to slow somebody when they’re speeding down a path of destruction. I thought I was dealing with it in the proper way. I was in the moment. And when you’re that young, with that opportunity, all that money, and all that respect and power, sometimes you run with it. ’Cause I was like, “Man, you don’t know if this shit’s gon’ be here tomorrow.”
You’d just put the record out. Was there pressure from the label or from management to keep going?
No. Even after the arrest I didn’t want to stop working. I owed it to my fans and my staff and the label, to finish what I started. I started an album, I need to finish it. Push it back, but it’s coming out. And that’s just me being the businessman, still wanting to deliver a product. I didn’t want to bitch and whine about it like, “Oh, man, I couldn’t finish this album because I was dealing with some things!” Fuck that.
I was living the album out as I was creating it. When I quit the drugs and was ready to wrap the album, I did three new records that I felt were the conclusion. It was going to end with “All Along,” which is just a very sad song to end an album. I came up with “Ghost,” then “Trapped in My Mind,” then “Don’t Play This Song.” Those records summed up my emotions.
I’m happy that I was able to squeeze out those joints. I don’t think I would have been as proud of the album if I’d ended it with “All Along.” That’s such a sad ending.
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