Video: KiD CuDi Explains Near Retirement

In this clip Cudi explains why he felt like retiring that one time and why he eventually changed his mind. This was at SXSW, and if I’m not mistaken, this interview took place in front of Peckerheads [ll] right after the NR/TSS showcase ended. I distinctly remember being sloshed and stashing like 50 CDs and flyers in TC’s backpack. So this was maybe a week or two after he first put up that infamous retirement blog post.

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69 Responses to “Video: KiD CuDi Explains Near Retirement”

  1. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    look at drake i never heard of this nigga 6 months ago now he one of the biggest stars with major push


    you know what tho? he still owes his fame to the bigs’ support. before he had a chance to become the first truly online-grown megastar, the major players was in his ear and pushin him on every major media outlet.

  2. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    CH > B.o.B. > Drake > CuDi > Rawth! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wale


    /▌This Is Bob.
    / \ He will be taking over Youtube NahRight very soon. Please take a few seconds to copy and paste him so he may continue his conquest

  4. AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    but amp the major machine is dying….for what its worth what do majors offer anymore? for a nigga sell 90,000 and have his label get a check for all the shows he does?…the Internet age is here Major Labels are damn near dead….Artist dont need Majors to reach the next level…look at drake i never heard of this nigga 6 months ago now he one of the biggest stars with major push,Jay Elec got a underground/internet movement without a Interscope/Def Jam ect….
    This may all be true, but dude isn’t working nearly as hard as his peers.
    That coupled with his choice of label makes me question his desire to win.

  5. AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    Jay Elec is the same way. If Just Blaze didn’t light the fire under his ass that nigga would be at the crib babysitting and talking nonsense on Twitter.

  6. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:


  7. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:

    LF:So i guess Beffa is really leaving the church and trying rap agian…am i the only person who doesnt have a problem with it?

  8. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:
    these niggas fell off

  9. Apollo Says:

    *DEAD* @ *gucci- dont that nigga make not even want them ayes no mo*

    I grew up with cats who talk just like that nigga

  10. mr. vengeance Says:

    grand hustle > GOOD music
    right now

  11. ThatMan Says:

    After the discussion on here tonight, I decided to listen to Below the Heavens again.

    That shit still bangs. I don’t care what anyone says.

    I think I will be able to still listen to it 3-5 years from now.


  12. Mr. First Says:

    This nigga Cudi is a cornball. end o story.

  13. DANJ! Says:

    Nigga wasn’t gonna quit anyway… they never do.

    Rappers say this stuff because they have more outlets for people who’ll listen to ’em. There ain’t one who’s said this shit and it actually happened. The only ones who really did retire are 40+ and haven’t made a record since Clinton was in office… and that was normally because they fell off, tried to come back and failed.


  14. wax Says:

    “Are you for real? People think that this is an actual dis?”
    I think it’s just the ADD having idiots that post on Nah Right. I think their tying to be dumber than Eskay’s fatass, but you know that will never happen, just like Eskay will never have a lady without massive stretchmarks

    LieLowNYC | Aug 5, 2009 | Reply



  15. PHENOMENON Says:

    When is Mathew Santos going to unveil a solo project??

    **Turns up “Shining Down”.

  16. Baby jesus Says:

    Shout out to bitches with leopard tattoos

  17. Uncle EL Says:

    you soft duke

  18. JMack Says:

    i dont like this kid.

    this reminds me of when little kids said “youre not my best friend anymore”…then runs away.

    Just do some fuckin music and stop crying and talkin about it… fuck.

  19. TC Says:

    Yeah, I still need to mail you that bullshit

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