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Kid Cudi Forms Rock Band Called Wizard

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 10/29/10

Kid CudiKid Cudi previewed his sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, in New York City on Wednesday evening (October 27), during which he revealed he may slowing down when it comes to hip-hop to focus on a recently formed rock band.

The rapper says he and producer Dot Da Genius have formed a rock band called Wizard ... and explained to MTV recently why he's a little bored with rap and the typical format of a rapper doing a three-verse song.

"I don't get any fulfillment out of it anymore. I don't get fulfillment out of writing a 16. That's why you don't ever hear me on Kanye joints like that," Cudi explained. "I'm more passionate when he's like, 'yo Cudi, come up with a hook.' Cause he asks me to put verses down but I'll try to procrastinate or disappear or something."

As he continued, Cudi explained that he'd rather focus on the kind of singing fans can hear on his guitar-heavy single "Erase Me," where he impersonates legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in the video.

"I just really get more fulfillment out of singing now," he said. "I'm teaching myself the guitar, that's my new found love. I never thought that I could play an instrument. Picked it up, surprised myself. It's been two and a half months, I'm already starting my next project. It's a rock album, I'm doing a band with [producer] Dot [da Genius] called Wizard."

At press time, it was unclear when we'd hear more from Wizard, but Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager is set to drop November 9.


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  • edwin

    nooooooo!!!!!!!

  • jane

    Thinking outside the box

  • http://vann-digital.com/ Vann Digital Networks

    If Kid Cudi had a rap career,

    Then Im Ki Toy Johnson ex-boyfriend.

  • daniel

    i think it will be great
    everything he does is good

  • de be

    anybody catch what he said as the first reason hes not on kanye's stuff all the time it sounded scrambled but i think i heard "hes about some dope"? regardless best wishes to scotty mcflyyy weather hes rapping or not. music is music and talent transfers, but i think he needs to be careful when he starts cutting down on verses. you can get your point across in a single verse but sometimes it needs to be clarified or reiterated for people to understand it clearly. hes right about the old tired rap format being played out though. lets just hope it goes the way of cudi and not the way of lil wayne and the like.

  • http://www.topspotusa.com Mr. Russell

    You do you Cudi. I can't wait to hear your rock stuff. It took a few years for me to appreciate your genius. I'm sure whatever you do it will be one hundred.

  • Connolly

    Okay, so Ill go with this idea for a rock band, I guess as long as he doesnt totally give up his rap carrear. Like if he makes some of his rock albums, then some rap albums Ill be totally happy. But the lyrics are really where I think he suceeds and he just shouldnt cut down on them. Like I just loved how he would sing about his troubles and dreams and life in general, the good and the bad.

  • Mr. Wizard

    supposedly this "rock" (i use the word warily) album will be similar to erase me and trapped in my mind from MOTM2. excited about this proeject.

  • Pedro

    Daim Cudi up In The Lab Woth Some Rock Beats heeeelllllll Yea.!!
    Were Gonna See A Whole Doffrent Sode Of Cudi/
    Not That hes Already Fucken Sick..

  • cudder

    k look kid cudi is making the switch because thats who he is. He is the realest artist out there. He wants to do something that brings him joy and what he likes to write about. Remember this defines kid cudis personality which i love