News: Andre 3000 Gives Kid Cudi Cold Shoulder, "He Declined My Request For A Collab"
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:32PM
Kid Cudi recently spoke on what fans could expect from his forthcoming debut album Man on the Moon: The Guardian and admitted to being turned down for features by rappers including Andre 3000.
Writing via his blog, Cudi confirmed his album's limited feature list and a change he has decided to make as a result.
"I only have three features for my album which is my big homie Snoop [Dogg,] Kanye [West,] and Common," he wrote unmodified. "The other two artists I asked so far to be on my album: Lily Allen and Andre 3000, have declined my request for a collab. It made me realize though, do I really wanna go in on features? Sure I like these artists but this first album needs to be about what I can do...Ultimately, this does change the theme of the album now so the subtitle will not be called 'The Guardians'...I got a couple ideas for the new subtitle." (Kid Cudi Blog)
Scheduled to drop this August, Cudi was reportedly recording tracks with a star-studded line-up of producers.
Cudi currently has been in the studio with Travis Barker, Ryan Leslie, will.i.am, Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze in a bid to finish his debut album. Cudi's project will likely feature production from labelhead boss Kanye West. The record, which will include hit single "Day 'N' Nite", is said to be put forward for purchase across America on August 25. (Ace Showbiz)
He officially signed to Universal Motown last month, joining forces with labelmates Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
"Kid Cudi is at the vanguard of a game-changing new generation of artists," Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone said in a statement. "He crosses musical boundaries with an appeal that goes beyond genre, format, race, language, and culture. Cudi lives easily in the hip-hop, indie rock, pop, and R&B worlds...He is a breath of fresh air - a dynamic and important new voice, not only in the next phase of hip-hop, but as a groundbreaking trendsetter who represents the future. I am thrilled to welcome Kid Cudi into the Universal Motown family." (Statement)
He is currently billed to perform alongside Weezy in London this summer.
Adding a second performance to his touring plans after his first July 6th show reportedly sold-out for London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo venue, Wayne is now slated to perform the following day, July 7th, at the popular location with Kid Cudi billed for the first showcase. (Ticketmaster)