Fact: Touring rap festival Rock The Bells is set to return in 2014 after poor sales forced officials to scrap its remaining two dates in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey earlier this year (13). The shows had kicked off in September (13) with two events in California featuring Wu-Tang Clan, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi.
Fact: Rapper/actor Kid Cudi is returning to Tv after landing a role on funnyman Andy Samberg's new U.S. comedy show. The Day 'n' Nite hitmaker previously proved his acting chops as a series regular on axed drama How to Make It in America, and he will now portray a jewel thief on the upcoming Brooklyn Nine-Nine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: Rapper Kid Cudi has been added to the star-studded cast of the big-screen adaptation of hit video game Need for Speed. The hip-hop star will play a member of a car-racing crew, and joins Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poot and Aaron Paul in the action movie.
Tweet: "Won 4 pairs of MCFly's off Ebay, xmas done came early!!!" Rapper Kid Cudi has followed in British hip-hop star Tinie Tempah's footsteps and snapped up four sets of the Nike limited edition Back To The Future sneakers. The Nike Air Mag shoes, of which only 1,500 pairs have been made, are replicas of the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox as Marty MCFly in Back To The Future II.
Tweet: "Rip Dj Mehdi, one of the first guys I toured with and one of the first DJ's to embrace me as an artist. You will be missed fam. Respect" Rapper Kid Cudi remembers the late French DJ, who died in a tragic accident on Tuesday (13Sep11).
Tweet: "The rage is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack." Rapper/actor Kid Cudi has returned to Twitter.com under the new user name @wizardcudi, 17 months after logging off the microblogging site.
Quote: "I'm maturing. A boy crumbles from stress, a man can take some punches. And I've been getting sucker-punched for a long time... But life is one big f**king joke, so I'm laughing inside." Hip-hop star Kid Cudi is a changed man after kicking his cocaine addiction and become a first-time father earlier this year (10).
Quote: "I don't think anybody is f**king with what we - me and Kanye - got. Creatively, there's nobody." Rapper Kid Cudi is convinced his collaborative work with Kanye West is a step ahead of everyone else in the hip-hop industry.
Quote: "Besides the fam, and Yeezy (Kanye West)... there's one artist in this game who has always had my back and had nothing but love to show, and that's Lupe Fiasco... I saw him a little after it, and he was like, 'I'm worried about you man, just checking in.' He's somebody who I know really genuinely gives a f**k." Rapper Kid Cudi is thankful for the few famous friends who supported him during his battle with cocaine addiction.
Fact: Rapper Kid Cudi joined hundreds of videogame fans in New York's Times Square on Monday night (13Sep10) when he performed in the run-up to the midnight release of the highly anticipated Halo: Reach game.
Fact: Rapper Kid Cudi has changed the name of his sophomore album from CUDDER: THE REVOLUTION OF EVOLUTION to MAN ON THE MOON II: THE LEGEND OF MR. RAGER. The disc is expected to be released this autumn (10).
Quote: "Steven Seagal. Meeting him would be the best. I want him to teach me how to kill without messing up my suit." Rapper/actor Kid Cudi reveals the celebrity he'd most like to meet.
Fact: Singer John Legend celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday (28Dec09) with a star-studded party at New York City club SL. Guests included Zach Braff, Lindsay Lohan, Kid Cudi and British singer Estelle.
Quote: "'Weird' itself, even in the dictionary, is just something that is different and unexplainable. A weirdo is someone who follows their heart. I'm definitely weird, ain't (sic) nothing wrong with that." Rapper Kid Cudi is unfazed by his oddball persona.
Quote: "I just don't want to get wrapped up in that world, so I keep to myself. I'm more like an actor-celebrity, rather than a rapper-celebrity. Actors keep to themselves, they're very reserved, you only see them at premieres and s**t like that. I'm not that dude who always wants to be seen and s**t and goes to these industry events - I'll go out if need to, and that's what it is." Rapper Kid Cudi tries to keep his nights out work-related.
Quote: "Most of my groupies are spawns of the devil. They're there to take me off track and f**k up my purpose. It's like the dark side is trying to pull me in." Rapper Kid Cudi vows to keep his distance from his female fans to focus on his career.