January 9, 2013 14:42
Kid Cudi criticises record label over lack of radio airplay
Rapper tells Republic 'there's gonna be some problems' if his tracks don't get more spins
Kid Cudi has issued a public warning to his record label after his recent singles failed to take off at radio.
The rapper took to Twitter yesterday (January 8) to complain about the lack of airplay for his tracks 'Just What I Am' and 'King Wizard', despite their popularity on YouTube. He wrote: "King Wizard 3.4 million views on Vevo, Just What I Am has 4.3 million and my shit is not on regular rotation on radio. Hmmm."
In his next tweet, Cudi compared his singles to 'All Gold Everything' by fellow rapper Trinidad James, saying: "Trinidad James got 4.1 million views on his hit (rightfully so), and I hear that jam EVERYWHERE. Wheres my fuckin spins???"
Kid Cudi proceeded to deliver a warning to record company Republic, posting: "To my label, I swear to all that is fuckin holy in this world, if things dont change soon, theres gonna be some problems."
Then, defending his Twitter tirade, the rapper added: "I worked too hard on all this shit. Producing, writing, directing AND executing the shit proper. I did my part, I put in work. Wtf... Yall kno I cuts no slack. Not w my music. Every song is my life. A piece of my fuckin tormented soul. It matters to me. I give a fuck."
Kid Cudi – real name Scott Mescudi – is expected to release his third album 'Indicud' in March. His last LP, 'Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr Rager', came out in 2010. His biggest hit to date is 'Day 'N' Nite', which reached Number Three in the US in 2008 and Number Two in the UK the following year after being remixed by Crookers.
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