After the cancellation of Rock The Bells in DC and NY, Cudi took to his twitter account to offer his thoughts on the cancellation. Both shows, this weekend and next, were cancelled due to low ticket sales. Cudi has one idea as to why thats the case: rap concert’s aren’t exciting. Read what he had to say in full below.
I dont sell the most records, u dont hear me on the radio if ever, and I def dont make the most money, but NO ONE can fuck w my live show. It doesnt matter whos the nicest w the raps or who makes the most paper. Those things dont mean shit on stage. Can u perform? From opening for A Trak and Steve Aoki in 09 performing for 20 people on top of a speaker to sold out arenas. I always perform my soul out. Excuse me, that was 07. So yea, been rippin.
Hip hop shows arnt exciting. I personally think thats why RTB fell off. With the exception of a few artists and legends we know and love
— Scott Mescudi (@ducidni) September 27, 2013
Hip hop shows arnt exciting. I personally think thats why RTB fell off. With the exception of a few artists and legends we know and love. Aint nobody tryna hear a bunch of people yellin at u all day w all that testosterone, mean muggin n shit. People wanna smile and dance. Thats why dance festivals always win. The energy is always positive and people come to spread love and hear all types of great music. There should never be a festival devoted to one genre of music ever. It should be a cluster fuck of it all. Well, country but thats it haha.
Man i just wanna say this right now so theres no confusion. BUSTA RHYMES is the best live performer in Hip Hop. Then most def Red and Meth! I learned from them niggaz, especially Busta. And then of course my big brother Yeezus And Puff know how to rock a show too. I like to have a Bowie outlook on things.
What do you guys think? Do you agree? I for one have to side with Cudi, outside of big name acts like Kanye (GITD Tour was incredible) some of the best concerts I’ve been to weren’t by rappers.