Kid CuDi hit the small screen last year in HBO’s “How to Make It in America” as Domingo Brown. For the upcoming second season of the show, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper explained that he’s trying to step his game up by sharpening his acting skills.

“This season, my character has a lot more depth than the first season, and one of the things that I really took seriously was preparing. I got an acting coach; I wanted to step it up,” he told MTV News. “With anything that I’m doing, I always want to take it to the next level — whether it’s music or acting.”

Cudders explained that he watched tapes of himself from season one to analyze his performance and learn how to improve. “The biggest lesson I’ve learned, I guess, is just the focus part of it, transforming into this character,” he said. “First season, my character was in six out of eight episodes, and I kinda popped up and I was here and there, and my character was more perceived as the party guy. But I really did what I could with the first [season] without having many skills.”

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