The Black Brad Pitt.
As you already know, Kid Cudi was on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week to perform Immortal and Just What I Am with King Chip. Here’s a handful of photos of them performing at the show.If you missed the video, check them out here. Including Cudi doing an acapella of a new song called “Mad Solar”.
“I’m in a space where I can do what I want and I have a fan base that’s interested in that. That’s really fuckin’ awesome and rare. I don’t have to stress out about most things that the average artist has to deal with, promoting and getting motherfuckers up on it. I never once came in this game with a façade or trying to wear a mask or cape. I’ve always been like “Hey, I’m a human being. This is what time it is.” No filter at all. And kids basically locked in with me. So [fans don’t say], “Oh, he’s my favorite musician.” It’s, “This is our boy right here. We know that he’s for sure been through it and survived. We’ve been rooting for this dude. We know who he is through the music. We going to ride for me.”
All I know how to do is be Scott and create the cool shit that I like to make and hope for the fuckin’ best. Swing for the fences, you know? And that’s a ballsy way to approach things. But I don’t demand or need the things that most artists need to feel good about my craft.
I don’t need to do interviews all the time. I don’t need to put videos up online all the time so you can see my face. I don’t need to put out a song every two weeks in order to feel relevant. I’m comfortable with myself as a musician.
I know music is of a certain quality. It will please the people that it needs to please. And at the same time, hopefully I get some new fans. That’s always the goal, too. That’s why we evolve and switch it up. I’m always trying to get more people converted. I know some people haven’t really given me a chance full on. I’m not going to stop until I have more people on board. I have a message and it’s really important. I’m not going to stop. I’m totally locking in. My fans know I put my heart on these records. My fans know it’s not no bullshit.”
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WATCH: KiD CuDi performed in South Africa over the weekend and so far very little footage has showed up from the show. This one video seems to be a tease of something else to come as Cudi enlists the crowd in Johannesburg to sing a long with him to what sounds like a new song.