“Just Over Rapping”, Wants To Experiment with Singing
Kid Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, says he’s no longer motivated by rapping and is more interested in pursuing his instrumental music. Kid Cudi says he’s teaching himself guitar and already has a rock band lined up for studio work. Kid Cudi signed with Kanye West’s label, GOOD Music in 2008 and helped write “Heartless”, which was performed by Kanye West and reached the number 2 spot on Billboard’s Top 100 chart.
As a solo artist, Kid Cudi reached the Billboard Top Five with his single Day ‘n’ Nite. The new album features “Erase Me” which was released this summer and reached the #22 spot on the Billboard Top 100. Kid Cudi also appears in the HBO series “How To Make It In America” and has his own line of clothing.
Kid Cudi was first picked up by Kanye West in 2008, after creating a mixtape entitled A Kid Named Cudi. The mixtape was released with 10.Deep streetwear and was made available for free download. According to Kid Cudi, his musical career began in 2003, just five years before he was signed to the GOOD Music label. He has also appeared on the Dream On and Universal Motown labels.
Is Kid Cudi’s switchover for real? It’s hard to say, but Kid Cudi’s rap music career has definitely opened the door to other opportunities for the performer. Rap music is a good starting point for emerging artists because it’s still possible to get into the business and make a name with self-produced music. Self-produced music is probably more acceptable in rap than in any other musical genre, and creates a great opportunity for artists to make a personal brand.
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It’s not clear when he will make his rock music debut, or which label will carry his work. Currently he’s working with producer Dot Da Genius and Chip Tha Ripper on his new rock music material.
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