Kid Cudi Announces New Album And Record Label Name

UPDATE: After parting ways with Plain Pat and Emile, Kid Cudi launches Wicked Awesome Records and preps his upcoming "Wizard" album.

UPDATE: (04/25): Last week, during a live performance at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, Kid Cudi formally announced the name of his new label, Wicked Awesome Records. He’ll be partnering with Dot Da Genius as well has his band, which he has renamed 2 Be Continuum.

“It’s no longer called Wizard,” Cudi explained to a packed crowd. “Pulling it up on iTunes and there was like five bands called Wizard. So we had to be more original and do something different…but it’s still wizardry at it’s finest.”

True to his word, wizardry will be a dominant theme going forward, as Cudi plans to name his third album Wizard. It’s a thematic departure from his first two albums—a two-part series of Man On The Moon narratives.

“Basically, it’s just me and Dot,” Cudi added. “We’ve been working real hard on this project. I'm really fuckin’ excited for you to hear it.”

Over the weekend Cleveland rapper and G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi announced a split from his longtime producers Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds and Emile Haynie. Cudi worked with Reynolds and Haynie to form Dream On. The label was distributed through Universal Motown via a partnership with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, and it spawned Cudi’s first two albums Man On The Moon: The End Of Day  and Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. Cudi made the announcement via his Twitter account.

Dream On is over.3:45 PM Feb 26th via web

new label announcement soon3:46 PM Feb 26th via web via web

In a series of following messages, Cudi added that he is still affiliated with G.O.O.D. Music, and the split from Reynolds and Haynie will not affect his relationship with West. Since the release of his A Kid Named Cudi mixtape, which featured the platinum single “Day N Nite,” Cudi has expressed the desire to incorporate more Rock elements in his music.

Kid Cudi also announced he already has a name for his new label venture, but he wanted to “lock it in contractually first.” The new label will be helmed with frequent Cudi collaborator Dot Da Genius. Finally, Cudi urged fans that the sound will be the same just “more real and true” to himself.

this is a day to rejoice, this isnt bad news. things are gonna be so epic, im like a kid on xmas eve im so excited bout this new chapter4:14 PM Feb 26th via web

39 Comments

  • cudifan

    also wish the best for pat n emile i know their shit is going to blow up cant wait to hear some of their beats

  • cudifan

    I dont think it was a bad move its just that he feel that hip hop is just so judgemental like most of yall thats why he moved away and is going his own path. I know he is going to make it cause his song is about being true to you and if you want to rap about wack shit you aint go ahead. he put his struggles behind him now MOTM2 is not wack some of the beats and lyrics are insparational instead of listening to radio bull all the time. Dot made some sick song like high n lows one of my favorites you should check it out.

  • Bad move.

    Plain Pat, Emile and Ratatat gave him all his best songs. All Dot gave him was Day N Night and Marijuana, Plain Pat, Emile and Ratatat gave him all the other great songs. I don't think this was a good move. Cudi's been going downhill fast ever since MOTM2 (which was shit compared to the first one and by itself, average at best).

  • Dreadrock

    You know bugs me about this cat? He swears he's making power moves and it's only thru the image of his relationship with KanYe... Muhfucka, stop talking about it and be about it. Get your numbers up, otherwise, nobody cares.

    • dezzy

      It doesnt look like Kid Cudi is riding Kanye's coat tail at all. He got his own style, his own fans. Kanye's 808's was Cudi's style of music. His albums went gold, so it's not like he's not selling.

  • Woody Harrelson

    Smh...young-azz little haters...lol

  • Anonymous

    first album was good second one sucked its simple as that

  • eit

    simple ass mothafuckers will never understands cudi's music. each song is unique, has a meaning, he tells his story through his music and inspires many listeners. his lyrics are excellent, better than most rappers out there, his flow is unique and almost every song he has done was rock influenced. he is a real artist and also a real rock artist since he can play the guitar and sing with no auto tune like weezy the faggot. the only corny song cudi did was poke her face, and that is his worst song. every song he does is unique, and his actually the opposite of mainstream, day n night wasn't a pop record at all, that's why he never went platinum or made another hit, since his songs are not mainstream!!

    • LolAtYoSwag

      @BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHA u gon try to insult people and ur illeterate ass cant spell NOOB? SMH

    • BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHA

      BAHAHAHA @ FUCKING IDIOTS WHO THINK INDIE IS A GENRE. YOU FUCKING NOB THERE IS SUCH A THING AS INDIE/UNDERGROUND HIP HOP, AND FOR THE MOST PART INDIE HIP HOP TRUMPS OVER ALL THE OTHER BULLSHIT. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEARN TO READ KID BAHAHAHAH. KID CUDI FANS CANT READ BAHAHAHAH

    • .....

      If you want rock music then go to rocknrolldx.com or some shit. Its about time fans of genres other than hip hop shut the fuck up about what hip hop should be.

    • kidcudiisnotunique

      niggas is wack these days talking about KID CUDI HAS MEANING.. ya no shit out of the meaningless piles of crap that is Kanye West and the majority of the pop mainstream prevalent in rap, of course Kid Cudi has "meaning". Like fuck if I wanted to hear a good rapper with meaning, I'll go on some indie shit, cuz thats where the real shit is cuzzo, not this wack ass smoke weed cry about my life cuz no one understands me bullshit.

    • RealTalk

      Agreed!! Fuck these simple minded, elementary-school educated fucks. Cudi makes music and songs that have substance. If yall hating fucks can't appreciate that then oh well.

  • stfu

    Shut the fuck up aLREADY, u aint motherfuckin wizard, u aint shit, had one succesful single, which was a techno remix and that was it.

    • ...

      thus implying that Plies is a good rapper, or that Kid Cudi is about to become a good rapper

    • Meh

      Well, isn't it considered "good" in this day and age to make it to your third album?

    • wooooord

      COSIGN!!! KID CUDI IS NO WIZARD 2 ALBUMS RELEASED IN THE GAME THE FAME GOT TO THIS LAMES HEAD LIKE HELIUM, NIGGA IS FLYING SKY HIGH WITH NO ANCHOR TO THE GROUND WHEN NIGGA DROPS SOME LAME SHIT HE WONT EVEN HAVE ANY PRIDE BEFORE HIS FALL! !! !!!

  • Anonymous

    don't go rock just stick to the mumble raps that sound good to stoners,unless your somehow pink floyd and the beatles combined into one person which is impossible

  • dynamicproducer

    yoiu knew this was coming sooner or later

  • Anonymous

    Dam... i remembered Emile and Plan Pat presents a kid named Kudi.. Too bad it had to end. Wonder why

  • Anonymous

    You could tell it was gonna happen from the pic of Cudi above. Hes pointing one way, the fat dude is pointing another...They were never on the same page.

  • Anonymous

    everybody wants to run a label these days, kinda funny

  • Matt Tompkins

    Dot Da Genius produced Day N Nite = Good Move.

  • Anonymous

    hes not exactly saying hes gonna go rock and roll but hes saying the problem was dream on was trying to control his music, cudi just wants to do what he wants to do and i dont see a problem with that

  • jb

    cudi u can sing but u are not a rockstar stop tryin to be jimmypage, kurtcobain u are not that talented u a mainstream popsinger nigga dont get corny like wayne nigga

  • Rastackz

    yeah, a real blind motherfucker lol he is only splitting with emile and plain pat not the good music label. fucking dope cunt motherfucking idiotic vindictive motherfucking prick.

  • Its Um

    rappers going rockn'roll don't always have a good outcome.

  • HipHopdx

    Hip Hop fans the wait is over the illumnati diss is out The Gift- Power " you can't destroy the god so quit satan" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq3KfV3r7w8

  • g.o.o.d music

    why would you leave good music damn cudi i think is a bad idea man

    • Rastackz

      DUMB MOTHERFUCKER, HE NEVER SAID NOTHING ABOUT LEAVING GOOD MUSIC YOU SELF RIGHTEOUS OBNOXIOUS VINDICTIVE STUPID ASS PRICK MOTHERFUCKING COCKSUCKER HAH!.........

    • ham

      you're a blind motherfucker, tell me where the hell it said that he left good music.. smh

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