Kid Cudi Talks About His 'Cruel Summer' Absence, Antidepressants & Being A Dad
Kid Cudi is again gracing the cover of Complex Magazine with the February/March issue which we all hope will lead us right into the expected March release date of his upcoming album, Indicud, which was only said to be released via his Twitter account. In the editorial known as “Life After Death”, Cudi goes through his recent music endeavors as well as his public problems, which from his music, we know that he doesn’t mind sharing.
While Cruel Summer one of the most anticipated albums of 2012 and a critically acclaimed success, we only saw one solo track from Scott who we expected more features from throughout the album. “I was a little disappointed. But Kanye had a vision for that. Whatever that vision was didn’t include much of me.” is what he stated in the interview which just puts more focus on his upcoming album to see what vision the experimental artist has for his next piece of work. We’ve seen from the track “King Wizard” a sense of more back to rapping as opposed to an all-around musical artist like he did with WZRD. “Just What I Am” featuring King Chip had more of a Man on The Moon chorus and feel which could sway the fans who didn’t like the WZRD essence back into the Cleveland native’s corner.
In addition to his Cruel Summer absence, Cudi also spoke on his publicized custody case (TMZ never sleeps) and his reaction to being a father. “I didn’t fucking have a dad since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to have a family and pick up where my dad left off, and be there for my kid.” A tough time already after the release of WZRD and the song “Dr. Pill” where many thought he was referring to ecstasy, when he was in fact referring to prescription medications given to him from his shrink. ”I was having an emotional breakdown with this breakup. I kept trying different pills for five months. It fucked me up. They weren’t working. It was every side effect on the bottle. I couldn’t fuck.”
The path to success isn’t always sunny, but Kid Cudi has shown that you can embrace your flaws for the best and let others know that they’re not alone in those situations and still make music at the same time. If you want to check out the entire editorial, go pick up the new Complex Magazine which is out now.