West: 'Walking Dead' Star "Wrote A F*cking Story" After Hearing Kid Cudi's New LP
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 5:04PM
Former G.O.O.D. Music standout Kid Cudi's upcoming Indicud album packed so much punch it reportedly inspired "Walking Dead" actor Steven Yeun to write a short story.
Prior to getting into the story, Yeun publicly co-signed Cudder's new solo effort.
"I've heard Cudi's new album. It's crazy. I met Cudi at a friend's party. The conversation started as a shared admiration of each other's work (which is definitely a cooler story for me). The conversation ended with an invitation to his studio to listen to his new album (which is definitely an even cooler story for me.) This is not something I'm particularly accustomed to. I don't roll through people's studios and listen to their yet-to-be-released albums, so I didn't really know what to expect. What if the album sucked? I'd have to sit there in his studio and say something like, "Oh that was dope! I loved that part where you used the toms and then also the hi-hat and said that thing about gold chains!" Then I'd have to excuse myself to the bathroom and get the hell out of there. But you want to know what I did instead? I wrote a f*cking story. That's right. I wrote a story while I was listening to the album." (Complex)
In his story, Steven uses plenty of imagery and imagination to get his point across.
Looks up into the night sky. From the point of view of a little kid. The rocket ship took off and traveled. The crew was in hibernation until they landed. The birth was of the crew as they awoke from their stasis. They stepped out into the world. It was beautiful. As they were entranced with the planet's beauty, they ran into some trouble. Beez. They were stung and were seeing blue. They were down. Slow and sad. From blue to pristine white within a beautiful meadow. There is a house. A very modern wooden house with all exposed window walls. All around them are beautiful hills. It's night in the house. He sits on his throne. He wears a crown. A sorrowful crown. It's clean and white now. Sterile. But with half black walls. He was alone. He is the only one of his kind. The only human. And he became king. He was the ruler of everything and nothing. Darkness fell. The King went to the forests to kill all the animals. He wanted to be the alpha. If he was to be the king, then he would make the rest of this new world feel it. Visuals of space. And away. Traveled in your head. It heads to the swamp. Traces of his beast is still out there. (Complex)
The new LP leaked online this week, just days away from hitting store shelves.
Kid Cudi's third solo album Indicud has sprung a leak before its April 23 release date. The 18-track release features interesting collaborations including A$AP Rocky ("Brothers"), RZA ("Beez"), Michael Bolton ("Afterwards") and Kendrick Lamar on "Solo Dolo Part II," which fans are already buzzing about. Production comes courtesy of Cudi himself on many tracks as well as buzzy producer Hit-Boy. (RapFix)
Jusl last week, Cudder announced his surprising exit from G.O.O.D Music.
"I'm announcing that I'm no longer on G.O.O.D Music," Cudi revealed in an interview. "This is something that no one knows, really, but I'm no longer on G.O.O.D Music. ... I could never get tired of Kanye but we were talking on the phone the other day, these are things I've been wanting to talk to him about, starting my own direction and he got it because he's trying to start his new path, trying new things as an artist and he was just like, 'Man, I feel you.' ... There's no beef, there's no problems with anyone on the label. It's all love." (Power 106)