News: Kid Cudi Sends Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo & Chip Tha Ripper To "The Moon" [Video]
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 3:55PM
G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi has provided fans with an update on his upcoming Man on the Moon 2 album by revealing the guests expected to "land" on the LP.
According to Cudi, he currently has a limited amount of guest spots on his sophomore project.
"Man, uh, when it comes to features, I kinda just stick to my homies," Cudi said in an interview. "My peoples, Chip Tha Ripper, GLC [who is] a G.O.O.D. Music affiliate, got my boy Cage over there, and Mary J. Blige on the album. Uh, you know, we got Cee-Lo on the album. It's just really taking off where we last stopped." (Spike TV)
The album is expected to hit retail stores in late October.
The "Day 'N' Nite" rapper's sophomore set Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager is now on the release schedule for October 26, Rap-Up.com has learned. It was previously slated for September 28. The hopes for a G.O.O.D. Music release day were dashed when his label Universal Motown moved the album back from its original September 14 date, the same day Kanye West is scheduled to drop his fifth album. (Rap-Up)
Last May, Cudi blogged about his "Dance Yrself Clean"-inspired record that also featured Chip Tha Ripper.
"thanx for all the love on the new joint yall. i really appreciate it sincerely. this was a idea i had that me and Chip decided to do for fun. as of right now its not on anything, we just recorded it and put it out just for the f*ck of it. itll be awhile til MOTM2 (still gunnin' for Aug release or Sept), so i might keep releasing some fun joints here and there. ill keep you all posted faaashow." (Kid Cudi Blog)
Earlier this year, producer Jim Jonsin recently talked about producing a Cudi and Kanye West record.
"We did one song together which is kind of rock-influenced," Jonsin said in an interview. "It was something I wanted to do with [Cudi] and just see where he would go. I played him a couple of tracks and decided to play him this batch here and he really liked this one with this rock influence. We tamed it down just a little bit, light weight, he was all open to do it and he killed it, wrote the top line and I helped him with some melodies, he killed one record...We did another record where I sampled a Duran Duran record. Kanye and Kid Cudi supposedly did that in the studio together and killed it but I haven't got it yet. From what I heard, it's a mix man. It's kind of some club stuff, some hip-hop traditional rap stuff, and then some rock-pop stuff. He's gong everywhere, it's similar to what B.o.B. is doing. These new artists are really trying to reach out to new people and fans." (Rap-Up TV)
Check out Kid Cudi talking about his upcoming album down below: