In what’s increasingly now become rare interviews, Kid Cudi hoped on the phone from his LA home to talk to Billboard on Monday night. Cudi talks about Immortal, producing his upcoming album, radio play and his no bullshit attitude about music and the industry.
It’s about standing for something. If you’re just about ballin’ and shit, you’re just falling for the fuckin’ money. That doesn’t make a man. You’ve got to stand for something and believe in something. I’m more than money. I’m way more than that. I’m way more powerful than the radio and all of that shit. It’s a lifestyle. I’m into motherfuckers’ lives, when they wake up and when they go to sleep.
Movie samples in the album:
Yeah, different actors will pop up periodically. That’s how I felt when I finished the song. “Oh my God. It’s so good!” [Laughs] So there had to be a way that I could express myself. So I had to find some of my favorite quotes from my favorite movies.
Kid Cudi once again confirms that Too Short, Kendrick Lamar, RZA are for sure on the album.
I’ve done a lot of collabs with people that, on paper, people are going to be like, “Oh shit!” It’s already been put out there that I did a song with Too Short. I can wait for people to hear that. That’s one of those jams that you wouldn’t expect and it’s exactly what you expect of Kid Cudi. There’s a lot of energy. It’s one of my favorites. RZA for sure is on there. Too Short and Kendrick Lamar is on there.
Cudi previously expressed interest in working with A$AP Rocky and it looks like thats going down:
I got a session with A$AP [Rocky] tonight. So we’ll see what happens. We’ve been working the last couple of days.
Cudi also announces that the indie rock group Haim will be on the album:
Yeah, they’re fuckin’ wicked. I love them. They came to the studio with dope energy. I’d work with them any day. They’re so dope. We were able to do a jam with something me and Hit-Boy did. It’s a song that we’ve been trying to make happen for, like, two years now. I had the idea to get the girls on it and we reworked the beat a little bit. That will definitely be on there.