Kid CuDi wasn’t too happy went he thought that his Universal Republic label hadn’t shipped enough copies of his and Dot Da Genius’s WZRD album to stores. But then, something unexpected happened: WZRD debuted at #3 on the charts with over 70,000 copies sold.

In a recent interview with MTV, Cudder explained that WZRD‘s first week sales reconfirmed his belief that his rock project would resonate with fans at a commercial level. He added that while WZRD didn’t achieve the the kind of success that his Man on the Moon LPs did in their first weeks, having his second #3 debut on the charts in a row is good enough for him.

“I think it definitely proves a point, that there was a method to my madness, that the kids are out there and they want the music,” he said. “It’s just like a that’s-what-I-fucking thought-type of thing. Not just to the label or whatever – I’m not going to say the label had no faith in the project – just kind of to the naysayers and people that didn’t really believe in it.”

He added, “It’s not Man on the Moon numbers, but, shit man, it’s more than we thought. To debut at #3 on the charts, that’s dope, that’s some Man on the Moon shit. I debuted #3 last album and #4 on the first album, so, you know, it’s dope.”

Check out the full interview below.

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