G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi has officially joined the likes of Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes by signing a recording contract with Universal Motown and plans to release his debut album Man on the Mood: The Guardian via the label’s imprint this summer! UM President Sylvia Rhone confirmed the news last Wednesday.
“Kid Cudi is at the vanguard of a game-changing new generation of artists,” Rhone said in a statement. “He crosses musical boundaries with an appeal that goes beyond genre, format, race, language, and culture. Cudi lives easily in the hip-hop, indie rock, pop, and R&B worlds…He is a breath of fresh air – a dynamic and important new voice, not only in the next phase of hip-hop, but as a groundbreaking trendsetter who represents the future. I am thrilled to welcome Kid Cudi into the Universal Motown family.”
For those who are wondering, Kid Cudi changed his mind and decided not to retire after his first album. He confirmed this last month at the SXSW festival. But we called him on his bluff a while back when he announced his “retirement” so we’re in no way surprised.