Most of Kid Cudi’s recent press appearances have been for his role in the upcoming Need For Speed movie. But with his new album, Satellite Flight, dropping as a surprise earlier this week, he caught up with Complex’s Joe La Puma to talk about music, sobriety and his role on G.O.O.D. Music, where he says he felt he was “underused.”
Cudi points his frustrations towards his brief appearance on Kanye’s “Guilt Trip” (which he didn’t even know he was featured on until fans hit him up) and involvement (or lack thereof) in G.O.O.D. Music’s 2012 compilation, Cruel Summer. Although he didn’t specifically call out Kanye, Cudder also spoke about being hurt by people in the industry he thought were his friends.
Then I started thinking about ["Guilt Trip"] more. It was like, Why not call me and have me come in there and give it? Why underuse me? Why put four bars of vocals to coax my fans into thinking this is a legitimate Kid Cudi feature on this song and it isn’t? Same deal with the G.O.O.D. Music album, the compilation. Had I not given Kanye “Creepers” my only presence would’ve been on that one song, that I can’t even remember the title for. [“The Morning” —Ed.] I would’ve barely been on that album.
On a more positive note, Kid Cudi discussed connecting with and being inspired by his former G.O.O.D. Music colleague Hit-Boy, explains the backstory to that photo with Justin Bieber, and reveals he was 100 percent sober during the making of Satellite Flight. Read the full interview here.
Joe La Puma fills us in on everything you need to know about Cudi’s new album after the jump…