News: Kid Cudi's "Dream" Gets Crushed
Monday, Feb 28, 2011 9:53AM
G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi has decided to move forward with his career by splitting ways with his Dream On record label after a two-year run.
Writing on Twitter over the weekend, Cudi explained his motivation for seeking a new dream.
"Pat and Emile are doing their own thing, i wish them well. I have a diff vision, for music, for the world. im just doing the right thing, i come from a different place. people lose sight of the mission. cant expect everyone to be built like me. when people have different visions, you gotta go your own way. Dream on is over, new label announcement soon. always f---n with yeezy, for life. period. a true friend. GOOD music affiliate for life." (Kid Cudi's Twitter)
Cudi also said fans should be excited about what is to come.
"As far as my movement, i have to lead it. cant expect people to have the same morals as me ... i am still with GOOD music, with that being said im just changin my side of things up a bit. so it will be ?/GOOD. Still distributed through Motown. the jams will be the same, but more real and true to me. the new label will be formed with @DotDaGenius. i have a new name [for the label], i just wanna lock it in contractually first. this is a day to rejoice, this isnt bad news. things are gonna be so epic, im like a kid on xmas eve im so excited bout this new chapter." (Kid Cudi's Twitter)
In April 2009, Cudi officially launched his Dream On record label through Motown.
Universal/Motown President Sylvia Rhone revealed that Kid Cudi's upcoming debut album Man on the Moon: The Guardian will be released through his label Dream On, in conjunction with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint. Universal Motown will also distribute Dream On, a new joint venture between Kid Cudi, his partners Emile and Plain Pat and West's G.O.O.D. Music (Now Public)
Cudi's last album, Man on the Moon II, debuted on the sales chart at No. 3 last November.
G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon 2 debuted on the chart today at No. 3. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Cudder's sophomore album cashed in 169,800 records after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Kid Cudi footage below: