Words matter. These are the best Kid Cudi Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve always been ahead of the curve when it came to trying new stuff in the underground scene.
I’m very close with my family, so my mom is part of my entourage.
These things were happening in my life where I was like, ‘Man, I wish my pops was here to see this.’ I never had those thoughts before fame, when my life was just a regular life. I wasn’t saying, ‘I wish my dad could be around and see me working at Applebee’s.’
Yeah, but if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different; it’s just a natural instinct.
In America, we’re kind of lazy. But in New York, it’s one of those places where you see the majority of people hustling. If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
The world that I am coming from, hip-hop, is so regurgitated and repetitive that some people are used to that and they don’t want change, they don’t like change. And I get that, that’s cool. Luckily for me, I’m confident in myself as an artist where I can do what I want, and as long as I’m cool with it, I’m cool with it.
‘Gorgeous’ was one of those records that, as soon as I heard the beat, I was like, ‘Man, this is the one. This is that ‘This Can’t Be Life’ Kanye beat.’
I’m trying to change the world.
I went out of my way to make ‘Immortal’ sound perfect. ‘Immortal,’ ‘Just What I Am,’ and ‘King Wizard,’ those are perfect beats. Not a lot of people can perform on them. I say that meaning they’re tailor-made for me.
I’ve always felt that because I’m from Cleveland, which isn’t recognised as a place for hip-hop, I needed to step it up if I wanted to make myself known.
I just wanna learn and I wanna grow. I wanna consume as much information as possible. I wanna be great.
I like being a consumer. I’ll do collabs with brands I like, only because I would like something free to wear. But I don’t want people to dress like me, which is what you’re asking when you create a brand. The fashion industry’s just a super-duper headache.
‘Just What I Am’ took me all of 10 minutes to make. ‘Immortal’ maybe took 30 minutes. It’s not hard for me. ‘Indicud’ is almost what my first album should have sounded like, had I really been able to channel all of the ideas I had into music.
I hated suits until I wore a Calvin Klein; they just fit me.
I have all these revelations as I’m writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.
My life is like a speeding bullet that just hasn’t hit the target yet.
Once I accomplish one thing and I’m satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I’ll become a kindergarten teacher.