News: Kid Cudi Re-Starts Retirement Talks, "I Eventually Want To Leave Behind Music"

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 4:45PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Kid Cudi continues to talk about retiring from the rap game to pursue an acting career full-time.

According to Cudi, he wants to drop roughly four or five albums before hanging up the microphone for good.

Kid Cudi's first acting gig is for the new HBO series "How to Make It in America." When we caught up with him last night at a screening for the show, we wondered if he'll ever give up music for acting. "I'm trying to evenly balance them out right now, but eventually I want to leave behind music and just do acting," he said. "I only got into the music business to tell my story and inspire some people. I think four albums will do it, and when I'm done with my four, five albums, I'll switch it up. Once the story is told [musically], there's nothing else to say." (NY Mag)

Last spring, the rapper said he wanted to step away from the music industry after dropping his solo debut, Man on the Moon.

"After the release of my first LP this summer, I am not making anymore solo albums," he wrote in a blog posting. "I am falling back on being an artist. The drama that comes with it is more overwhelming than I was dealing with when I was piss-poor broke." (MTV)

Last month, Cudi announced the title of his upcoming sophomore project.

"I changed the name of my album," Cudi recently told fans in a video recorded during a Milwaukee, Wisconsin concert. "And I haven't told anybody else its title yet, it's called Cudder & The Revolution of Evolution. It sounds really dope, it sounds like [a really big thing.]" (YouTube)

Featured on Jay-Z's Blueprint III album, Cudi previously hit up SOHH to discuss future collaborations with the rapper.

"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)

Check out Kid Cudi speaking on his next album down below:

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