Kid Cudi is less than a month away from the release of his new album Indicud — in fact, he’s just shared another track from the album in the form of “Girls” featuring Too Short, which you can stream below. But the big news of the afternoon is Cudi’s revelation that he is leaving G.O.O.D Music, the record label run by his mentor, Kanye West.
Cudi announced the decision during an interview on L.A.’s Power 106. He cited a need to “start my own direction,” adding: “Me and Kanye were actually talking on the phone the other day… About me wanting to start my own direction, and he got because hes trying to start his own new path, and trying new things as an artist. And he was just like Man, I feel you. Its cool. This is just from a business standpoint. Theres no beef with anyone on the label. Its all love. You can listen to the full interview below.
Indicud is still due out April 23rd through G.O.O.D. Music/Universal Republic, though it remains unclear what the future holds for Cudi’s future releases. Last year, he launched his own label Wicked Awesome, and he told Power 106 that he plans to spend time helping develop frequent collaborator King Chip.
“Girls” featuring Too Short: