Kid Cudi talked about how things would change if he switched up his subject matter, what hip hop needs, and helping kids with suicide on Arsenio Hall.
Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had.
After talking a bit about his extensive car collection, Arsenio asked the rapper how things would be different if he decided to rap about his many material possessions, to which he responded jokingly, "there would be no Drake".
Continuing on the same theme, Cudi explained that he would like to see rap that celebrates materialism fade out. "I think the braggadocio, “Money Cash Hoes” thing is dead," he said. "I feel that’s holding us back, as a culture as Black people. That doesn’t advance us in any way, shape or form. We’ve been doing that same thing for years now. It’s been four decades of the same bullshit."
Cudder then opened up about his musical intentions. "All I wanted to do was help kids not feel alone, and stop kids from committing suicide," he revealed, adding that he's experienced loneliness and thought about ending it himself. "I dealt with suicide for the past few years. There wasn't a week or a day that went by where I was like, 'I wanna check out", he said, but later confirmed that he's feeling better these days. "I'm good, I'm all right."
Watch the interview below.