Kid Cudi Talks ‘MOTM III’, Kanye West, Jay-Z & more



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MC: There is also much anticipation for another MOTM (Man on the Moon: The End of Day) record. What can we expect from that?

Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III will show a whole other level of maturity, and it will answer a whole lot of questions. There’s a lot of missing links between MOTM and MOTM II. I also think that they were both very ignorant albums, so I think I’ll eliminate a lot of that ignorance.

You’ll see it coming from a person who is looking at things from a more mature mindset, with more understanding and growth. I want people to be able to put this album on at different points in their lives and grow with me. This series was meant to show me grow as a man and it would not be right to do MOTM III and have me talking about driving drunk. I didn’t want people to listen and feel like, “Oh he’s giving us a lesson,” rather than be entertained, but I’m not condoning that shit, that’s not cool. When I’m singing about driving drunk on “Pursuit of Happiness” on MOTM, you may remember that it was a nightmare. It was meant to be scary, the craziness, the fact that this person chooses to look for happiness in substances; and that’s scary, that’s a terrible combination, that’s a terrible way to go about things.

MOTM III will really be answering the biggest question: Have I found happiness? And it will lead people on in life, because there will not be another MOTM after MOTM III. It will send people off feeling satisfied.

MC: What did you learn from Kanye West and Jay Z? Any key conversation you may have had?

Kid Cudi: I can’t pinpoint one conversation, because there were many of them, but there are things that I see in Kanye and Jay Z: people who stay true to their art, people who stay true to themselves, you know, do things their own way. There’s beauty in that, especially for a young black man who came from an environment where niggas were doing nothing but getting in trouble, getting killed and thrown in jail.
Jay Z and Kanye are once in a lifetime artists. Like Michael Jackson, you’ll never see another Jay Z and you’ll never see another Kanye, and the reason why is because they are who they are. They’re not emulating anyone. And it’s not that they told me; I was just paying attention. I think that’s why they have me around, because they know I’m watching and I’m learning.

MC: What have you learned from them about actually making music?

Kid Cudi: I learned how to make beats from watching Dot [Dot da Genius], Emile, Plain Pat and Kanye. I’ve combined everything I learned from those four dudes and fused it and created my own shit. So if I’m gonna sample some shit, I’m like “Oh yeah, I remember Kanye sampled it this way.” If I’m laying down drums, I’m like, “I saw Dot lay down drums this way.” Or if I’m gonna chop something up, I’m like, “I remember how Plain Pat chopped this up,” because Pat is the illest sample chopper, I don’t give a fuck what anyone says. Between him and Emile they got the craziest collection of records, it’s ridiculous. And I understand why Kanye was like “Oh yeah, Plain Pat? Let’s go!” Because he’s a fucking genius, and he’s such a humble dude so I’m gonna toot his horn because he would never say these things. But he’s a genius and someone I really look up to.


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