Rap longevity apparently isn’t on Kid Cudi’s 10-year plan. Per a blog entry written on kidcudi.com, the New York-based rapper (by way of Cleveland) will call it quits after his first album drops. A part of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music family, CuDi appeared on Yeezy’s 808s & Heartbreak, has been touring with the superstar and recently released a video for his smash hit, “Day ‘N’ Nite.” But Cudi’s current success has apparently taken as toll on him.
“After the release of my first LP this summer, I am not making any more solo albums,” he wrote in all caps. “I am falling back on being an artist. The drama that comes with it is more overwhelming than the shit I was dealing with when I was piss poor broke.”
“My friends get mad at me, say I’ve changed,” he continued. “One of the only homies I got in this game, Wale, is worried about me ’cause of shit he hears. Like, WTF? Who can say I’m being Hollywood? I’m not around anyone but Plain Pat and Emile. Who can say that shit? Motherfuckas talkin’ shit here and there, spreadin’ rumors, makin’ jokes, tryin’ to judge me, and for what?”
Cudi, who recently signed with Universal Motown, plans to drop the mic to focus on his acting career. He’s already set to star in How to Make It in America, an HBO comedy pilot following three twentysomethings trying to make it in the big apple. Shooting for the series, which will be executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, starts in August. There’s no word on when Cudi’s solo debut, Man on the Moon: The Guardians, will hit stores. - Marvin Brandon