KiD CuDi Complex Cover (August/September)

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Says the homie Joe La Puma:

I sat down with Kid Cudi for a deep and personal interview for our August/September 2009 cover. In the interview, Cudi talks about working with Kanye West, Drake, trying to avoid getting wrapped up in Hollywood, his groupies being spawns of the devil, and the heartache he’s endured after losing both his father and uncle to cancer.

Illustrations were done by artist AUGOR.

Check out the full interview with Cudi below:

Link: There’s more to Kid Cudi than what meets the eye. [COMPLEX]

Hit the jump to see the accompanying video to the cover story/feature:


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91 Responses to “KiD CuDi Complex Cover (August/September)”

  1. Ghost Writer Says:

    Barbecue Tee Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    forget taking lunch orders, chea must be a moniker for chef

    ^
    Yo you are obsessed with chea…smh…

  2. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    Slick cover, when does the Cudi album drop

  3. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    might need that Jay E, Nas collabo before the Elzhi joint.
    ^
    Word, it would only be right…

  4. Ghost Writer Says:

    GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Slick cover, when does the Cudi album drop

    ^
    Word I can’t wait to hear it…

  5. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    I think Jay E would force Nas to step his game up on some not wanting to get outshined type shit. That would be dope

  6. cOLD Says:

    still stuck on the Dear Moleskine snippet… good grief.

  7. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    this negro uses s-curl

  8. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    weird artwork…kinda dope,though…reminds me a lot of Robert Crumb…

  9. cOLD Says:

    I think Jay E would force Nas to step his game up on some not wanting to get outshined type shit. That would be dope

    ^ we know they pollied, and bigged each other up, so its possible.

  10. Zion Lion Says:

    illecism>kid cudi

  11. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    @ crazy

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    that nigga looks like all that shit!!!

  12. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    sleep AKA I’M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    this negro uses s-curl

    **the nigga’s name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, lol….maybe he just got good hurr (none)

  13. Beezy Says:

    no homo but this cover is the culmination of my esxistance as a human being

  14. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    still stuck on the Dear Moleskine snippet… good grief
    ^
    Yo, that’s how you know when someone is great…nh..

    The intro…

    have you ever ever ever been depressed so bad, it was a struggle everyday not to regret your past

    That shit speaks to me B…

  15. cOLD Says:

    Yo, that’s how you know when someone is great…nh..

    The intro…

    have you ever ever ever been depressed so bad, it was a struggle everyday not to regret your past

    That shit speaks to me B…

    ^ im saying…

  16. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    no homo but this cover is the culmination of my esxistance as a human being

    ***no homo, yes weirdo

  17. cOLD Says:

    no homo but this cover is the culmination of my esxistance as a human being

    ^ explain.

  18. Ghost Writer Says:

    This cover is dope

  19. Beezy Says:

    im just a CuDi stan, ignore me

  20. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    As far as designs/concepts/overall freshness, not many pubs out there are fucking with Complex…hope they can manage to hang in there (no kitten poster) in these tough economic times…

  21. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    beezy, are you at work fapping to this cover. . . .

  22. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    i used a little s-curl in high school to get a edge on my waves game. if waves was baseball s-curl was roid and i was bonds.

  23. Beezy Says:

    no homo but im going to see the “Where the Wild Things Are” movie…that was my pesonal shit during childhood

  24. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    copped…

    especially since Amber Rose is in it.

  25. cOLD Says:

    Jay Electronica – So What You Sayin’

    ^BARS.

  26. Barbecue Tee Says:

    Ghost Writer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    Barbecue Tee Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    forget taking lunch orders, chea must be a moniker for chef

    ^
    Yo you are obsessed with chea…smh…

    ^^are you obsessed with Barbecue Tee?
    or are you one of chea’s many monikers?

    Excuse me Ghost Writer but you don’t know me like that…
    btw, I’m not ya pops.

  27. Beezy Says:

    wtf does fapping mean?

  28. nation Says:

    >> no homo but this cover is the culmination of my esxistance as a human being

    haha, Beezy you’re such a fucking creeper it’s not even funny… but it is

  29. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    i thought this was a halloween cover. . . . but then i saw it said august.

  30. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    All previous hateration (c) MJB aside, this Slaughterhouse jawn is>>>>>>>>>>

    Hope this gets other emcees to step their bars up (none)

  31. I Fux Says:

    Jay renaissance man on the red eye from France /
    passers by say the meteoric rise was happenstance /
    but everything is illuminated in retrospect so

  32. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    @ beezy

    urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fap%20fap%20fap

  33. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    no homo but im going to see the “Where the Wild Things Are” movie…that was my pesonal shit during childhood

    **Mr. Me Too….Maurice Sendak was/is ill with the pen…dope, distinctive style…LF- I’m thinking about venturing into writing/illustrating childrens’ books…

  34. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    cOLD Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    Jay Electronica – So What You Sayin’

    ^BARS.
    —————————————–

    Yup. I had that on repeat the other day. That joint, The Levees Broke, Get ‘Em and Exhibit A stay in rotation

  35. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    (with parents in your house):
    You: *fap fap fap*
    Your mother: (opens door) Son i need that…
    You: *fap* HOLY SHHI- (falls down the bed, grabs everything and does a tornado flip)
    Your mother: (closes the door)
    You: FFFFUUUUUU…

  36. Beezy Says:

    nation Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    >> no homo but this cover is the culmination of my esxistance as a human being

    haha, Beezy you’re such a fucking creeper it’s not even funny… but it is

    ^always ready to take shots at my emotional whorishness aren’t you?

    How you gonna judge my stannishness for CuDi when you suck on the teet of Drake daily?

    Post the vid of him twisting his knee…stop coddling your lover.

  37. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    i thought this was a halloween cover. . . . but then i saw it said august.
    —————————————————————-

    I was thinking the same, they a few months too early lol

  38. Barbecue Tee Says:

    don’t tell me Ghost went to make a beat.

    I ain’t got all day, I’m not twiddlin’

    open letter to my “haters”

    If I miss your post, it’s because I am doing other things.
    If you really want me to see it (c) GW, repost it.
    Other than that, I will not be going through 50-11 posts
    to know what ether to assign where.
    Please fall back if you have nothing better to do.
    ~Barbecue Tee~

  39. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    oh shit…Slaughterhouse feat P. Monch…please tell me that he’s not just on the hook (no Sandman Simms)….

    ***listens***

    LF- Joe Budden’s verses are kinda boring me, so far….

  40. Ghost Writer Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    (with parents in your house):
    You: *fap fap fap*
    Your mother: (opens door) Son i need that…
    You: *fap* HOLY SHHI- (falls down the bed, grabs everything and does a tornado flip)
    Your mother: (closes the door)
    You: FFFFUUUUUU…

    ^
    *dead*

  41. Beezy Says:

    *never wants to hear the word fap again*

  42. Barbecue Tee Says:

    wow, now GW disappears.

    Es, tell me there’s black hole in the Nah hemisphere

    *turns up Black Album*

  43. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    The worst feeling in the world is being hungry as shit with no appetite for anything

  44. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    no homo but im going to see the “Where the Wild Things Are” movie…that was my pesonal shit during childhood

    **Mr. Me Too….Maurice Sendak was/is ill with the pen…dope, distinctive style…LF- I’m thinking about venturing into writing/illustrating childrens’ books…

    ^^

    sendak’s ill w/ the pen, and spike is ill w/ the lens.

    you gotta go to firstshowing.net and see some of the background shit on the movie. . . it’ll make you want it even more [ll]

  45. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    P. Monch’s best hook= Styles P, “My Life”

  46. Beezy Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    LF- Joe Budden’s verses are kinda boring me, so far….

    ^you can actually download a version online that removes Joe’s verses…its just Royce, Crook and Joell…

    thats cold blooded mang LOL

  47. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *remembers GW having a reading comprehension fail, yesterday*
    *doesn’t care*
    *waits for nonsense, anyways*

  48. Ghost Writer Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    P. Monch’s best hook= Styles P, “My Life”

    ^
    Yo shit I forgot about that track…I need to hear that right now…

  49. I Fux Says:

    where the red fern grows

    ^^
    who remembers that shit? i vaguely remember that book/movie

  50. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    sendak’s ill w/ the pen, and spike is ill w/ the lens

    **True, indeed…this jawn is gonna be epic, if for nothing other than seeing one of my favorite stories from childhood play out on the screen, with my son by my side….Maurice Sendak’s “Pierre/Chicken Noodle Soup with Rice” was another one of my favorites, growning up…

  51. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    GOAT children’s book was “the hungry hungry caterpillar”. . . w/ the holes in the pages to see where he ate the food!

  52. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ^you can actually download a version online that removes Joe’s verses…its just Royce, Crook and Joell…

    ***DIES****

  53. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Richard Scary was that ninja, too…so was Ezra Jack Keats…

  54. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Current playlist (Minus the SH album):

    Cool Relax (Naledge/Jay E)
    Tito Santana (Wale/Budden)
    Freestyle (Young Chris/Budden)
    Run This Town (Jay/Ye)
    Warriors (Slaughterhouse)
    Stay (Fab/Marsha Ambrosius)
    Food For Thought (Joell)
    House of Flying Daggers (Wu)
    Losing Out (Blackmilk/Royce)
    The Last Two (Young Chris/Sig/Free
    I Get Up (J.Cole)
    Film (Nas)
    Auditiorium (Mos/Slick Rick)
    Monster Babies (Random Axe)
    Summertime Shootouts (Uncle Murder)
    Motown 25 (Elzhi/Royce)
    Wu Ooh (Wu)
    Lights Please (J.Cole)

  55. Ghost Writer Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    GOAT children’s book was “the hungry hungry caterpillar”. . . w/ the holes in the pages to see where he ate the food!

    ^
    Lol…memories

  56. Barbecue Tee Says:

    LMAO!! let me go “pick on” someone my own size
    *goes to a middle school*

  57. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    **True, indeed…this jawn is gonna be epic, if for nothing other than seeing one of my favorite stories from childhood play out on the screen, with my son by my side….Maurice Sendak’s “Pierre/Chicken Noodle Soup with Rice” was another one of my favorites, growning up…

    ^^

    yo, this movie’s been done for like a year and some change. . . word is that they previewed it and they found it too dark for kids. . . but spike didn’t wanna change it.

    but sendak only wants spike to direct it. . . so it’s kinda like a stand off.

  58. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    *Waits for Escape Route*

  59. PHENOMENON Says:

    Is this Complex “GooseBumps” Edition??

    I used to choose which “GooseBumps” book I was going to read on the strength of how ill the cover was.

  60. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    y’all really think that Ortiz got outshined on SH? I think he’s killing it- I’m only a few tracks in, though….

  61. Beezy Says:

    *waits for Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist*

  62. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Is this Complex “GooseBumps” Edition??

    I used to choose which “GooseBumps” book I was going to read on the strength of how ill the cover was.

    **Yeah,that does look like some R.L. Stine ish…according to mini me, the best is out right now is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”…y’all niggas remember “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” and “Superfudge” (no Kanye)

  63. Ghost Writer Says:

    *turns up poke her face*

  64. Beezy Says:

    I think the SH album was Crooked I’s coming out party.

    Nigga nicer than your life.

  65. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    “I’ll have your clothes lookin like they was designed by bulletholes and shoeprints”

  66. I Fux Says:

    “Superfudge”

    ^^^
    that was my shit [||]

    or Encyclodpedia(sp?) Brown

  67. I Fux Says:

    Crooked I been killing it.

  68. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    coming out party.

    ***Bitter beer face***

  69. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    or Encyclodpedia(sp?) Brown

    ***oh, shit…memories**

  70. Barbecue Tee Says:

    “nothing to see here folks” (c) 5-0

    is that what all this ’bout (c) T.I.

  71. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    yo, encyclopedia brown was MY SHIT!!!!!!

    i used to be mad when i couldn’t figure it out at the end and had to go read how he solved the case. . . .

  72. k1ng Says:

    this nigga can’t rap.

  73. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    seriously, though…Joell Ortiz is nice…Joey B.’s voice is irking me….

  74. Rockabye Says:

    BP3 cover is the very definition of hot mess.

  75. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    i used to be mad when i couldn’t figure it out at the end and had to go read how he solved the case. .

    ***LOL…you big dummy (c) Fred Sanford (no shots)

  76. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *guesses W thought I was gone, for real*
    smh @ faggies mane (c) Joe 88

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  78. Beezy Says:

    linkup that BP3 cover, i missed it

  79. Barbecue Tee Says:

    Rockabye Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    BP3 cover is the very definition of hot mess.

    ^^ @ es: you got this, doggie?
    *personality fail*

    for real, do you have this es

  80. crooked I Says:

    I Fux Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    Crooked I been killing it.

    *daps*

  81. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Damn, they name dropped MJ’s passing, on Slaughterhouse already? (“Not Tonight” (none))

  82. Rockabye Says:

    The scheme and concept of “Sound Off” >>>

    “N-n-n-n-no fly zone…”

  83. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ***I could chill but I’d so rather eat a nigga, cuz he sweeter than a glass of Goldschlagger (c) Joell Ortiz…

    ***Ayo (c) Ike

  84. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *Ghost Writer’s it up*
    *ignores questions from Barbecue Tee*
    *performs self-ether, all for love*

  85. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    @ ‘con

    fuck that, it was always some small detail i overlooked that cracked the case wiiiiiiiiide open.

    like, open sunflower seed shells on the ground. . . so it must’ve been manny ramirez’s needle b/c encyclopedia saw him eating sunflower seeds right before his at bat. . . lol, some shit like that!

  86. Breaux Brosephson the !! Says:

    no homo but im going to see the “Where the Wild Things Are” movie…that was my pesonal shit during childhood
    ^
    “they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth…” the artwork alone put Maurice Sendak in another class and Spike Jonez looks like he hit that shit out the park….whoever his director of photography was on that joint needs 2 checks. I can’t wait to see that.

  87. mr. vengeance Says:

    we need a jay electronica RAR, dude doesnt have that much material and a lot of his old shit on here expired on zshare

  88. ace* Says:

    the art is dope. i gotta cop that especially since amber rose is in that bitch !

  89. TooGood Says:

    Complex have the style down tight. no mag has it like this….long live print as well as digital media

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