News: Kid Cudi On G.O.O.D. Music Familia: "I Felt Like An Orphan Before Then. I Don't Really Click Well W/ People"
Monday, Jul 30, 2012 5:45PM
G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi recently discussed his close-knit bond with Kanye West's star-studded team and why he feels the most comfortable around the regional crew.
Cudder credited G.O.O.D. Music artists like Big Sean and Q-Tip for helping him get into his comfort zone.
"It's the only time where I feel like I'm around people that understand me. I felt like an orphan before then. It's good for me, man. I don't really click well with people. I don't know what it is, but everybody in this family, I click with. From 2 Chainz to Big Sean to Q-Tip. I've been seeing Q-Tip since I've started in this business and he's always had my back. You can look online and check. I'm just really happy that everybody embraced me and they don't think I'm too much of a nut job. When you work with your family, it's love behind every record and you want everybody to win. I love hearing Pusha rap. I love hearing his raps, man. It will never get old. I've told him that. And that's the exciting thing. I'm around people that I'm a fan of, that I grew up on and shit, and I can watch them create and do what they do and I can contribute and be a part of history. It's wild." (Complex)
Last May, R&B singer Teyana Taylor credited G.O.O.D. Music's team for inspiring her decision to ink a deal.
"This is the second go 'round for me, and hopefully, the second time's the charm," the 21-year-old continued. "I signed to Star Trak with Pharrell when I was 15, and now I'm at a new chapter in my life where I'm signed to G.O.O.D. Music, and I'm blessed and happy to be part of the team." The rapper, singer, writer and actress said the new deal will definitely improve her worth ethic. "Being signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam has opened more doors now that I finally have a team behind me that can push me to work harder," she said. (MTV)
G.O.O.D. Music's Cyhi The Prynce recently discussed his role in the growing crew.
"A lot of people don't know my role. A lot of people don't know that Big Sean was signed five years before he actually broke. But what we do is build on foundation organically because it doesn't matter if [Kanye] is on our song or not, we can still promote our music. I can still put out a mixtape and everybody receives it. That's the foundation I built so... And at the same time I do a lot of creative work that people don't see. I play my position, then when it's time for me to do what I do, then I do." (The Juice)
Despite his association, 2 Chainz recently denied reports which claimed he inked to G.O.O.D. Music.
"He just said I'm good, like I'm ill. But we was talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special," Chainz said, referring to his knack for hooking artists up with guest features. "So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we ain't doing no more of that -- I would have done almost anything a couple months ago, and it was all about really reaching out because I still will, I'm still grounded, but it made sense for me to slow down a little bit being that I got an album coming out August 14th. I'm still working on that -- I'm just trying to focus on 2 Chainz a little more." (Bootleg Kev)