Published Oct 30, 2009Leading up to the recent release of his anticipated debut, Man on the Moon, Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi revealed that he couldn't nail down all of the collaborations he had hoped for. Now, with Moon out, he's looking to release a new guest-loaded album by the summer time.
In an interview with MTV News, Cudi revealed that the new record will feature a ton of collaborations, and that it will be called Cudder. Cudi also said that he's already confirmed collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Clipse, Robin Thicke and Travis Barker, and that he hopes to work with Green Day and Kings of Leon, among others.
"Cudder is basically an album of me working with artists that have inspired me or artists that have helped me grow and people who I've always admired," he said. "I'm really trying to do all the collabs that I couldn't do for the [Man on the Moon] album, and then some, because the album was so themed that I had to strip a lot of features."
Describing how Cudder will work, Cudi pointed to "Pursuit of Happiness," the song he wrote with MGMT and Ratatat for Moon. "On the Ratatat song, you can hear Ratatat and you can hear me; we don't compromise each other. That's the same thing I want to do with anybody I work with... I don't want it to be, like, a Green Day song with me rapping over it," he said. "What I want to do is have the triangle effect. Have Green Day involved and have them co-produce with someone like a Ratatat or my producers, do like a joint thing, and then we all create from the ground up. That way, it's like a fusion of each sound and each inspiration."
As is often the case, there are a great number of reasons why this project could get delayed for months, so don't hold your breath for a summer 2010 release.