Kid Cudi says he has so much joy that he doesn't feel like he's fighting anymore.
Kid Cudi is one of the most impactful artists of his generation. He and Kanye West have reached so many people through their vulnerability, creativity, and downright badass personalities. If you take a survey of today's artists that have been inspired by Kanye and Cudi, the majority will admit to their impact on their lives and work. Cudi's return with Ye to form Kids See Ghosts was an iconic moment for many that had been hoping for the two to make a collaborative project for years. From the looks of things, the seven songs we did receive won't be the final works we hear from the duo as Cudi detailed his plans to create further KSG albums.
In an exclusive sit-down with Billboard, Cudder spoke about where he's at mentally and how the album creation process helped him to gain stability. While creating the album, he gained a sense of joy that he had lost while making music, prompting him to plan out several different creative undertakings for his future. Noting that "the plan is to do more Kids See Ghosts albums," the Ohio artist also detailed what he's been working on.
"I’m the best I’ve ever been in my life. I realized I was genuinely happy, and there’s nothing really going on in particular. Just being 34, to be still doing what I love. Taking care of my responsibilities, and my daughter’s good and my family’s good. Creating is making me happy again. I’ve been working on this TV show secretly for four years. I’m [in early development] on a pilot and getting it right. Monkeypaw Productions is [in talks to] produce it -- Jordan Peele’s company. I’ve got this little collaboration I’m doing with [the French clothing brand] APC that’s coming out soon. I definitely know myself better than I ever have."
With an already strong legacy to his credit, Cudi is truly blessed to be able to still do what he loves. Hopefully, Ye and Cudi link back up in the near future for the next KSG album. Read the full feature here.