There’s that old adage that it takes a village to raise a child; turns out that same goes for albums. And being one for making good decisions, hip-hop wunderkind Kid Cudi is talking a new effort that involves some of music’s biggest names.
In an interview with MTV News at the Ulalume Music Festival, Cudi spoke about another project (other than the Man on the Moon followup and the Chip Tha Ripper collabo) entitled Cudder. The ablum, Cudi said, would be all songs performed with a different artist that directly impacted Mr. Solo Dolo.
“Cudder is basically an album of me working with artists that have inspired me or artists that have helped me grow and people who I’ve always admired,” Cudi said. “So far, we’ve got Snoop, Travis Barker – trying to get Green Day onboard, hopefully, Kings of Leon, hopefully. I’m really trying to do all the collabs that I couldn’t do for the [Man on the Moon] album, and then some, because the album was so themed that I had to strip a lot of features. We’re going to have the Clipse on this compilation, Robin Thicke, hopefully we’re going to get in the studio, I just did a record for his upcoming album; it’s amazing.”
But these aren’t simply guest spots on each other songs. No, the man who shoots for the stars is going to try something most collabos could only dream of: True synergy.
“… I don’t want it to be, like, a Green Day song with me rapping over it,” he said. “What I want to do is, have the triangle effect. Have Green Day involved and have them co-produce with someone like a Ratatat or my producers, do like a joint thing, and then we all create from the ground up. That way, it’s like a fusion of each sound and each inspiration.”
Cudi plans to get Cudder out sometime by summer 2010. Cudi’s also got an album with electro duo Ratatat, whom he’s previously made music with, in the works. More details all around once we get them. In the meantime, check him on tour with Lady Gaga.
Kid Cudi 2009 Tour Dates:
11/27 – Montreal, QC @ The Bell Center *
11/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center *
11/29 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place *
12/01 – Boston, MA @ Wang Center *
12/02 – Boston, MA @ Wang Center *
12/03 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
12/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
12/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
12/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic *
12/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ TBD *
12/19 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena *
12/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre *
12/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater *
12/31 – Miami, FL @ Knight Center *
01/03 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock *
01/07 – St. Louis, MO @ The Fox *
01/08 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
01/09 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
01/12 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater *
01/16 – Atlantic, NJ @ Borgata *
01/20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
01/21 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
* = w/ Lady Gaga