On the ninth floor of the luxury high-rises in New York City Tribeca smells youth. The building is inhabited by young couples and wealthy college graduates, but the cause of the intoxicating atmosphere – this is a new tenant.
Addressed to him letters come addressed to Scott Mescudi, but you better know him as Kid Cudi. He is a rapper, an immigrant from Cleveland and a complete weirdo (weird weirdo).
Yes, we said it. Dude weirdo. He lives alone, but his kitchen table, carefully laid for four. In this case, it has always been self-sufficient loner. He lost his father at 11, his Chmyrev in school, and eventually he left only a familiar world to arrive in New York in search of the existence of which he was not even sure. Now, at 25, his pain still makes itself felt, although he gave no sign. Spend a few hours with him and you’ll see how it non-stop jokes or say silly voices. It is quite contradictory to make you wonder what his side you will see in the next second. Lone ukurok or backslapper? Main class prankster or a prisoner’s own paranoia? We begin the analysis.
After a lengthy work with Kanye, what you feel, focus on your career?
This is very exciting. I’m ready for something new. It all depends on whether that will tell me to do a bit.
You care about repeating the success of “Day ‘N’ Nite”?
I just write something and I know that everything will turn out. There is nothing to worry. I came into the game, not for one hit, no. I came for many hits.
You something scary when you think about the album release?
There is no fear about what comes to business. My main fear – is mired in the illusion of glory. Drown in such things as drugs and in possession of ecstasy. In the past I was quite vulnerable, that can push me into this world. I do not want to get caught up in it. It is hell. All that is happening around – hell.
That in this hell?
Just turn on the fuckin news.
But you and your own world sometimes seems hell?
Yes. Most of my fans – the devil’s offspring (laughs). They are here to knock me out of the way and ruin my intentions. It’s like the dark side is trying to pull me to him. Who can stand before a crowd pyshnozadyh females, saying: “Hey, we want to fuck with you right now!”? (Laughs). But we must realize that this is merely an illusion, which you can believe and become the person that you yourself could not imagine. I do not want to be like that.
You had some experience with the fans that approved for you in this thought?
There was an incident at the club, when there came all these chicks. One chatted with me and stared into the eyes – so beautiful and implicate that suddenly seemed to slow down even as the passage of time, and everything wraps fog. And I said to myself: “Yes it is the devil!” I immediately took the eggs out into the wide world! (Laughs)
This situation really show you a crazy?
You know, I’ve always been an ugly duckling, the girls never paid me much attention. I know that half of them have not even talked to me, if I was not Kid Cudi. I was not born yesterday.
And how do you cope with it?
I just do not want to get caught up in this world. I feel closer to the image of a popular actor, than the popular rapper. An actor you see only at the premiere. And I’m not the type who wants to be in the limelight and bask in the glory of the genre at all events. I’ll go, if needed, but otherwise this is the case.
You think you are weird?
The dictionary explains the “strange” as dissimilar and inexplicable. Weirdo is the one who follows his heart. I deystvitelno strange, in that anything like that.
Whether it is connected with the death of his father?
For me, my father was like Superman. He was steeper for all. When he died of cancer, for me, as if the world collapsed.
Only that his father was a normal, suddenly became ill, and then do not even recognize me.
My heart crumbled. I wept and wept with rage: “What the hell?” Why? ” Then I felt the desire to express themselves through words and rhymes.
You said you slept in my mother’s bed to 12 years.
Yes (laughs). After his father’s death I began to dream nightmares. My mother tried, but to fill a void can not, I feel it even today. It was night terrors, not just a nightmare. Then no one could help with such things have to meet one on one. They were frighteningly believable death scene – my, or my mother.
Once this loss affects you today?
Not in the literal sense. All this has made me very emotional. Somewhere inside of me fear still lives, and through song, he turns to sadness.
How did you decide to move to New York?
I worked in a restaurant Cleveland until I was told: “What do you forgot in Ohio?” Get out of this hole and take up something worthwhile. ” The elder brother of my father, whom I had previously never seen, gave me in my South Bronx. I moved in 2004, having the demo and type 500$. The first five months of work was not, so they had to stretch. Anyone here did not know walked one on Times Square. But I so wanted to be a New Yorker!
“Day ‘N’ Nite” is not blew up the first time. Even new fans Cudi know that song was written in 2006. She calmly hung on MySpace, she even went out as a single on the label Fool’s Gold with DJ A-Trak. But the station did not hear it until 2008.
Fortunately, even in the circle of eager and hurrying in pursuit of illusory success starts rappers, Cady was patient enough to wait until the world will swallow the bait. And now the world can wait: after a couple of hours in his apartment, Cudi suddenly remembers that need to go to Brooklyn to meet with Kanye West, who was in town to shoot video Clipse “Kinda Like A Big Deal”. When we go on set, Cudi welcomes Kanye cry “Sup, Chief Broski!” Ye and behaves like a flat – not as wards.
Kanye Cudi first invited to work on the hooks for Jay-Z, but in the studio Cudi and ‘Ye set aside “Blueprint 3″ for “808s & Heartbreak”. So Cady coauthored track “Heartless”, “Welcome to Heartbreak”, “Paranoid” and “RoboCop”. West is not being modest when Cudi pays tribute. “We are the creators of Kadi style as Alexander McQueen – he said. – Everything else is just Zara and H & M” (company, adapting to the masses the idea of big designers – approx. Rap.Ru).
Support for Kanye – a visible advantage, which is at Cudi in comparison with other MC novices. The only exception is Drake, recently signed to Lil Wayne and his label Young Money.
People like to compare you with Drake. Do you feel something like a contest?
I think it’s because we Drake most creative in this new cohort of MS. We Drake is simply because we have two new nigga with his taste. I do my shit, no one else can do my shit. Nobody can do what makes Wale, which makes Charles Hamilton. It’s like a set gazirovok with different tastes – and there too people choose the correct one.
It sounds like a platform for your cooperation with Drake.
One day it will definitely happen, but I’m not trying to rush things just because Hyppa that surrounds us. I want to work with Drake, true, but so far I do not want to cooperate with anybody who is in the same creative space.
He never talked about anything like that?
At one time, Drake wanted to do an official remix of “Day ‘N’ Nite”. He was one of my first fans. So what unites us is much more than the fact that we are budding artists.
What do you feel knowing that Kanye was inspired by your creativity?
Kanye inspired by everything that surrounds it. His life is inspiring.
You helped write four of the most popular tracks on the album.
How great was your contribution?
I can not give figures. But they were completely honest, pointing to me as a collaborator. It was an interesting experience and it was really beneficial.
What do you think about the people who look at you like a younger brother Kanye?
(Laughs) The album they shut up. I have a really unique voice and people will see it on the album. I no longer have to drive by the handle. There was a time when no one knew me and did not listen. Now I have four mixtape compiled by fans. I myself let only one, the rest – their handiwork. And I find the network made them “wallpaper”, some pictures and everything else. All this is really all it says that I am with them on the same wavelength. Not because I’m an artist Kanye. They respond to my music, and this is the real thing in the world. This gives me a sense of value, but rather it did not.
You gave me a piece which should be the first love song about a mushroom tripping with a girl.
I wanted to do a song for the girls who did not would sound like a typical song for the girls. I need these songs, because I love all women. Not in the sense in which the average man likes women, since they can fuck, I just love women. I love them not because they have a vagina.
An interesting approach.
I think they are amazing creatures.
As far as there has influenced your mom?
For me, there was a problem when I came “I Poke Her Face”. I thought that my mother once it hears. But she understands the rap, and I explained to her: “One day you’ll hear a song that you seem indecent.” It adequately relates to indecent content, because in my early tracks are a place quite monstrous things.
All the time while we’re on set, to fit you for autographs and go with each of saying something.
I do not want to turn into a fucking zombie. Each time a man came up to me, I want to smile sincerely, sincerely shake hands with him. Let him know that I appreciate his interest in me and my music.
That today could tell you my father, whether he is still here?
“Do not stop!”. He always told me: ‘Above your head! This shows your confidence. “