News: Kid Cudi Eyes Sophomore Album, "This One Is Gonna Be More Playful & Fun"
Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 12:40PM
Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently revealed plans to get his sophomore album, Cudder, rolling with collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams and more already in the books.
According to Cudi, he is taking a more relaxed approach for the follow up to his 2009 debut, Man on the Moon.
"Cudder, I already got five tracks locked in," Cudi revealed in an interview. "We got Snoop, we got Pharrell. I just was in the studio with him. We got Jim Jonsin. I did a record with him. I'm gonna get back in the studio with him. Trying to get the right amount of hit records on this. It's gonna be the complete opposite of what Man on the Moon was. Man on the Moon was so serious. This one is gonna be more playful and fun. It's about having a good time. People reaching out to me wanting to collab is so bugged out. I remember when nobody wanted to do any song with me, let alone listen to my sh*t." (MTV)
Featured on Jay-Z's Blueprint III album, Cudi previously hit up SOHH to discuss future collaborations with Hovi.
"Yeah man, it's really something that I plan on doing, working with Jay," Cudi explained. "Just getting in the studio and creating something. When I did the hook which went on Blueprint 3, Jay wasn't around. But it's really something that I'm flattered about, being in the situation, like I said, I just bugged the f*ck out but at the same time, we gonna move forward and try make some more original sh*t. I've yet to have this conversation with Jay but I hope we can come together for some more records." (SOHH)
He has also hinted at upcoming joint records with fellow rap newcomer Drake.
"That's how you gotta keep it man, that's how it was back in the day," Cudi said about maintaining a relationship with Wale and Drake. "You had different crews and stuff, but everybody was pretty much homies. Like in the Kid N Play days and Queen Latifah and LL [Cool J], everybody was cool, even Naughty By Nature. You know, it was unity and that's kinda what I want to do now. I kinda wanna bring that together. Me and Drizzle are definitely working on something. Yeah man, as soon as he gets better, we've been brainstorming, throwing some ideas around." (Rap-Up)
Cudi's debut album landed on the Sales Wrap charts last September.
Rap newcomer Kid Cudi's debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Days made an impressive first-week run landing at No. 4. With just seven days under his belt, Cudi's new album has sold 104,300 copies. (Sales Wrap)
No further details on the album have been revealed as of now.
Check out Kid Cudi & Jay-Z performing "Already Home" at Madison Square Garden live: