Kid Cudi Rants About His Label Woes on Twitter

Kid Cudi has made quite an impact Tuesday night for his rant against his current label, Universal Republic. After providing facts about his current singles and lamenting about not getting radio play, fans can see that Cudi is serious when he says, “if things dont change soon, theres gonna be some problems.”

In case you missed it, here’s what Cudi had to say about his frustrations below.

Eskay of NahRight responded to Cudi’s tweets in his post, “Why I Don’t Feel Sorry for KiD CuDi.” While he isn’t singling out Cudi, he does present a few valid points worth checking out.

Just to be clear, despite the title of this post, I’m not trying to single out CuDi. The fact of the matter is, I don’t feel sorry for any Rapper crying about label indifference in 2013. Nobody put a gun to any of these guy’s heads and forced them to sign with a major label.

They signed with a major label because conventional wisdom dictates that a major label deal is the path to prosperity in music. Conventional wisdom says that you need their marketing and distribution machine in order to reach the “next level”. And the way the system is designed, that may very well be true.

Except when it isn’t. Whenever I want to a make a case against the status quo in the industry, I point to Tech N9ne and the empire he has built out there in Kansas City. I know Tech’s story isn’t typical, but I have to believe that if he can do it, so can a guy like KiD CuDi, an artist with much broader commercial appeal and the G.O.O.D. Music creative juggernaut in his corner.