“Cudder, I already got five tracks locked in,” he told us recently in New York. “We got Snoop, we got Pharrell. I just was in the studio with him. We got Jim Jonsin. I did a record with him. I’m gonna get back in the studio with him. Trying to get the right amount of hit records on this. It’s gonna be the complete opposite of what Man on the Moon was. Man on the Moon was so serious. This one is gonna be more playful and fun. It’s about having a good time.”
Cudi has also been building a wave of guest collaborations from Pharrell to Snoop Dogg.
“People reaching out to me wanting to collab is so bugged out,” Kid admitted. “I remember when nobody wanted to do any song with me, let alone listen to my sh–. It’s been humbling since Kanye reached out. People seek my creativity; that’s dope. I don’t do the normal sh–. I don’t make the normal songs. So when people reach out, that means they’re on the same frequency.”
Cudi is probably most excited about the remix of Consequence’s “Whatever You Want” with Kanye, Common, John Legend and Big Sean, and he wants to include the entire fam when they reunite. “We gotta do it again,” Cudi said. “We gotta get everybody. We gotta have the GLCs, Really Doe, the Bentleys — everyone ripping it and dropping gems.”