“Yeah he has, actually I [was] just on email with him earlier,” Kanye said of his G.O.O.D. Music artist. West went on to shower the Cleveland, Ohio native with the highest praise. “Kid Cudi is my personal favorite artist in the world right now. His music, whenever you see his performances, just his whole take on the game is just proper; unfiltered, uncensored artistry. And that’s something that me and [Jay-Z] both look up to, even when you get the commercial success you like to take everything down to an unfiltered space and that’s what he’s delivering. Like everyone has to go, his album comes out next week, everyone has to go and just listen to that. If you want to hear raw, uncut, unapologetic, ill ass melodies, everything, that’s what Kid Cudi’s thing is.”
West also believes his recent drug problems has helped his music. “You know, the dark moments that we’ve had, you know if it’s someone dealing with a drug addiction or a loss, or bad relationship, whatever it is it helps add a fuel to music. Those life experiences, like real people deal with these types of things and the fact that we as celebrities and musicians can deal with those things and reflect them, it just makes them relate more.”
Cudi’s The Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager drops next week on November 9 via G.O.O.D. Music/Universal Motown.