Kid Cudi Splits with G.O.O.D. Music

According to Billboard.com and other sites like Rap-Up.com rapper Kid Cudi has parted ways with fellow rapper Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D Music and his managers, Patrick “Plain Pat”Reynolds and Emile Haynie. It is said that the decision was made around six months but Cudi took some time to figure out how to broach the subject with West. 

Kid Cudi (left) and Kanye West(right)



Cudi talked about the announcement not only on his Twitter but also during an appearance on Yesi Ortiz’ radio show Power 106. This quote was taken from Rap-Up.com.

“[Kanye and I] were talking on the phone the other day and these are things I’ve been wanting to talk to him about,” Cudi said. “Me starting my own direction, and he got it because he’s trying to start his new path and try new things as an artist and he was just like, ‘Man, I feel you as an artist. It’s cool, whatever.”

Before he spoke to Kanye West, Cudi spoke with West’s managers Jay-Z and Don C. They gave him advice on how to approach the support and gave him their support in his decision. When he spoke about his own managers his had this to say,

 “Pat and Emile are doing their own thing, i wish them well. I have a diff vision, for music, for the world. im just doing the right thing, i come from a different place. people lose sight of the mission. cant expect everyone to be built like me. when people have different visions, you gotta go your own way.” (Quote from Billboard.com)

Cudi plans to start his own record label soon where he will mainly focus on his work with artist King Chip. Kid Cudi will release his next album Indicud on April 23rd. The song list for the album was revealed today.


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