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. PHENOMENON Says:

    I don’t have a problem with it. It’s not my campaign.

    It just reminds me of communist Russia.

  2. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    >what’s wrong with the red star soul campaign? you want the old spice back?

    no please…dont ever bring that ad back, had Nah homepage lookin like an unkempt vag

    >I stan for Curren$y? niggas just throw the word stan around now I see.

    just sayin you a big fan of dude and i dont get why, what’s the appeal (n)?

  3. Stz Says:

    i thought he was cool until i started listening to his verses

  4. I Fux Says:

    ohhh shit Yeezyyy got a fucking empire on his hands..

    the wifey and i were just listening to Really Doe’s Mesmerized and that shit is bonkers…

    Yeezy and his Crew’s Music >________________________

  5. PHENOMENON Says:

    In this clip Cudi explains why he felt like retiring that one time and why he eventually changed his mind.

    ^ ^
    Good. Florida’s got enough problems.

  6. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Cudi got next

  7. Officer Duscrom Says:

    Let’s have some fun this beat is sick…I wanna take a ride on your disco stick (ll)

  8. FRANCOIS Says:

    CUDI= freshman of the year

  9. Officer Duscrom Says:

    I Fux Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:29 am
    ohhh shit Yeezyyy got a fucking empire on his hands..

    the wifey and i were just listening to Really Doe’s Mesmerized and that shit is bonkers…

    Yeezy and his Crew’s Music >________________________

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Co-Sigliary

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

    FRANCOIS Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:33 am
    CUDI= freshman of the year
    ==================
    GTFOH

    He isn’t a rapper. Stop trying to compare him to cats who actually get it in.

  11. FRANCOIS Says:

    if the chick looks good, but likes Dave mathews band=dead

  12. Officer Duscrom Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:34 am
    FRANCOIS Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:33 am
    CUDI= freshman of the year
    ==================
    GTFOH

    He isn’t a rapper. Stop trying to compare him to cats who actually get it in.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Like Charles Hamilton

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

    Yeezy and his Crew’s Music >________________________
    ==========================================
    Only way cats like GLC & Really Doe will sell is on a GOOD Music comp.

    Individually, they won’t go bubble gum wrapper. Ye gives the hype and attention to the real prospects and keeps feeding the cats who helped him come up breadcrumbs.

    Where is Rhymefest anyway?

  14. PHENOMENON Says:

    I like The Dave Mathews Band but I could never get through a whole album.

  15. eskay Says:

    >>just sayin you a big fan of dude and i dont get why, what’s the appeal

    i like the niggas music, what’s to explain. either you enjoy an artist or you dont, me explaining why isn’t gonna change your mind.

  16. FRANCOIS Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:34 am
    FRANCOIS Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:33 am
    CUDI= freshman of the year
    ==================
    GTFOH

    He isn’t a rapper. Stop trying to compare him to cats who actually get it in.
    _____________________________________________________________
    he dont get it in? peep the mixtapes, man.

  17. Officer Duscrom Says:

    Where is Rhymefest anyway?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    He’s not on GOOD

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

    Like Charles Hamilton
    ===============
    Cam TRUE Mag Face*

    CH is an MC. CuDi makes up silly melodies.

    He kinda reminds me of my daughter in that sense. Maybe I should record her demo & send it to G.O.O.D Music.

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

    Where is Rhymefest anyway?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    He’s not on GOOD
    =============
    Exactly.

  20. PHENOMENON Says:

    I seriously do not understand why people like Charles Hamilton.

    To me, he just sucks and it just really has me confused when I see people say he’s so good.

    But I guess it’s just me.

  21. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Only way cats like GLC & Really Doe will sell is on a GOOD Music comp.

    Individually, they won’t go bubble gum wrapper. Ye gives the hype and attention to the real prospects and keeps feeding the cats who helped him come up breadcrumbs.

    ^^

    this.

    i’m sure he just uses them as sounding boards and roadies. but between common, big sean and cudi, Ye got the best squad.

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

    PHENOMENON Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:23 am
    I don’t have a problem with it. It’s not my campaign.

    It just reminds me of communist Russia.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Nah always got suspect Ads from the vagina with dandruff old spice ad,to the dr.pepper/McDonalds wallpapers, to the male enhancement banner years back

  23. FRANCOIS Says:

    wale or cudi?

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

    i’m sure he just uses them as sounding boards and roadies.
    ======================================
    Nah, them boys was giving that nigga lines. That’s why they’re still on the payroll.

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

    wale or cudi?
    ===========
    J. Cole

  26. Officer Duscrom Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:40 am
    I seriously do not understand why people like Charles Hamilton.

    To me, he just sucks and it just really has me confused when I see people say he’s so good.

    But I guess it’s just me.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You haven’t heard enough I didn’t even like most of his stuff at first it takes a few listens to get into…Now apparently I’m the only stan on nahright

  27. PHENOMENON Says:

    I like Kid Cudi.

  28. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    he dont get it in? peep the mixtapes, man.

    ^^

    i like Cudi and I’ll be the first to say dude is not a good rapper. but thats not what he’s going for. he’s going for an overall sound.

  29. ThatMan Says:

    I heard Cudi is always whining about something on twitter, so this retiring bullshit makes sense.

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

    FRANCOIS Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:42 am
    wale or cudi?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    how about…neither

  31. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    i’m sure he just uses them as sounding boards and roadies.
    ======================================
    Nah, them boys was giving that nigga lines. That’s why they’re still on the payroll.

    ^

    i didnt wanna say it.

    *is in denial*

    I wanna believe Ye writes his own shit now tho.

    *has faith*

  32. FRANCOIS Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:43 am
    wale or cudi?
    ===========
    J. Cole
    –________________

    Wale. and cat comment on J. COLE cuz i am not familiar with much of his work. except what i here on nahright but i havent dug it too much.

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

    i like Cudi and I’ll be the first to say dude is not a good rapper. but thats not what he’s going for. he’s going for an overall sound.
    ========================================
    Bullseye. I ain’t mad at what he’s trying to do but to lump him in with real MC’s is just wrong.

    XXL fucked up putting him on that cover.

    That was Drake’s spot.

  34. FRANCOIS Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:43 am
    he dont get it in? peep the mixtapes, man.

    ^^

    i like Cudi and I’ll be the first to say dude is not a good rapper. but thats not what he’s going for. he’s going for an overall sound.
    ______________________________________________

    agree

  35. Apollo Says:

    I seriously do not understand why people like Charles Hamilton.
    ^^

    He’s a decent mc and a dope producer. the end.

  36. FRANCOIS Says:

    Bullseye. I ain’t mad at what he’s trying to do but to lump him in with real MC’s is just wrong.

    XXL fucked up putting him on that cover.

    That was Drake’s spot.
    ____________________________

    lolol the way you feel about cudi as an artist is the way i feel about drake as an artist

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

    If Wale sticks to the Go-Go infused shit, he could sell a few records, but outside of that, I don’t see that dude having the same impact as a J. Cole, Drake or even a cat like Charles Hamilton. His flow is to distracting IMO. So much so that you can easily miss whatever clever metaphors or punchlines he throws in there.

  38. FRANCOIS Says:

    peace ya’ll

  39. Officer Duscrom Says:

    All Wale’s songs with go go beats sound way too similar…Flow is EXACTLY the same I’m tired of hearing that shit esp. Pretty Girls that was the limit right there

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

    Blu >>>> all these niggas J.Cole included

  41. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 6th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    >>just sayin you a big fan of dude and i dont get why, what’s the appeal

    i like the niggas music, what’s to explain. either you enjoy an artist or you dont, me explaining why isn’t gonna change your mind.

    ^

    just curious, it aint even about me changing my mind just wanna know why he’s one of your favorites

    *doesnt expect reply*

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

    lolol the way you feel about cudi as an artist is the way i feel about drake as an artist
    ==========================
    Difference is, take away all the singing & all the hype. That light skinned cripple can really rap which is more then what I can say for CuDi.

    CuDi should have a dope album that sells a buncha copies.

    But his shit is not rap music.

  43. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    so reggaeton is really dead now, right?

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

    All Wale’s songs with go go beats sound way too similar…Flow is EXACTLY the same I’m tired of hearing that shit esp. Pretty Girls that was the limit right there
    ============================
    Pretty Girls is fire though.

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

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:52 am
    so reggaeton is really dead now, right?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LOL…..NORE killed that shit!…

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

    Blu >>>> all these niggas J.Cole included
    =========================
    But he lacks the machine to reeally take him to the next level and I’m still not sure he has the desire neccessary to be that dude.

    I mean, he’s on Warner Bros.. Who the fuck signs with Warner Bros for anything other then a check.

  47. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    But his shit is not rap music.

    ^^

    but its hip hop tho

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

    But his shit is not rap music.

    ^^

    but its hip hop tho
    =================
    I don’t wanna put barriers on what Hip Hop is or isn’t so I won’t even debate that.

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

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Gotcha! Says:

    August 6th, 2009 at 12:55 am
    Blu >>>> all these niggas J.Cole included
    =========================
    But he lacks the machine to reeally take him to the next level and I’m still not sure he has the desire neccessary to be that dude.

    I mean, he’s on Warner Bros.. Who the fuck signs with Warner Bros for anything other then a check.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    lol….Warner Bros is the graveyard of majors..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….

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

    *fixed*

    he one of the biggest stars without major push

  51. 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.

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

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

  53. PHENOMENON Says:

    ☻/
    /▌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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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

    lol

  57. 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?

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

    youtube.com/watch?v=KJCZzYbsmqQ
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    these niggas fell off

  59. Apollo Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=KJCZzYbsmqQ
    ^^

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

    I grew up with cats who talk just like that nigga

  60. mr. vengeance Says:

    grand hustle > GOOD music
    right now

  61. 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.

    Truth.

  62. Mr. First Says:

    This nigga Cudi is a cornball. end o story.

  63. 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.

    -D!

  64. 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

    (%%%%%%%%%%

    lmao

  65. PHENOMENON Says:

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

    **Turns up “Shining Down”.

  66. Baby jesus Says:

    Shout out to bitches with leopard tattoos

  67. Uncle EL Says:

    you soft duke

  68. 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.

  69. TC Says:

    Yeah, I still need to mail you that bullshit

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