Kid Cudi Frustrated with Label Over Radio Airplay

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is not a happy camper. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper is airing out his frustrations with his label once again, this time over radio airplay.

Cudi took to Twitter to vent about his songs not receiving spins despite their millions of views on VEVO. He compared the stats of “Just What I Am” and “King Wizard” to similarly-viewed videos including Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything.”

“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,” he tweeted. “Trinidad James got 4.1 million views on his hit (rightfully so), and I hear that jam EVERYWHERE. Wheres my fuckin spins???”

He delivered an ultimatum to his label, Universal Republic. “To my label, I swear to all that is fuckin holy in this world, if things dont change soon, theres gonna be some problems,” warned Cudi.

He has been in the studio working on his new album Indicud. “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,” he said. “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.”

This is not the first time he has spoken out against his label. Following the release of last year’s WZRD, he blamed Universal for only shipping 55,000 physical copies and rushing him through the recording process.


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33 Comments

  1. MMmHmm

    I AGREE WITH HIM!!!

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    Ya bish Reply:

    just what I am, best song

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  2. deelee

    i dont think in todays game radio play is a major factor… kendrick lamar’s album is a masterpiece but i dont plan on hearing his cuts on the radio much tho. the internet is the new radio. but… i feel him:(( love you Cud

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    ELITENAVII Reply:

    @deelee, ummm… radio is still a huge factor idk wtf your talkin about… lol the internet is a huge place where there are millions of songs to choose from and hear. radio keeps songs fresh in peoples minds by constantly play them

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    MJL Reply:

    @ELITENAVII, i have not really heard any new songs on my stations because they keep playing the same shit. I got sick of Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, that Bands song, French montana’s Pop That, and Dance 4 you because that’s ALL THEY PLAY. BOTH radio stations. I haven’t heard any of Kid Cudi’s music and barely Hear Kendrick Lamar. and NO. I’m NOT exaggerating

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @MJL, and thats the problem. these songs are getting the spins and u dont have a variation in music and then ppl like cudi dont get the play and his music doesnt sell. ppl will start liking something if it is there constantly

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    very Reply:

    @deelee, your comment is just plain false

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    Ice Reply:

    @deelee, Swimming Pools hit #1 on Urban radio though. Poetic Justice is rising fast.

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  3. Mrunhateable

    Maybe cuz king wizard is wack? *shrugs shoulders*

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    LOL Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, hell yeah his new music has been so wack go back to real rap im talkin his first mixtape

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  4. Rhett

    Oh, he’s such a tough guy … threatening his record label via a social network.

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  5. Chris

    Just What I Am is an amazing song, not sure why people aren’t on it more.

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  6. meme

    im tired of these artist blaiming everything under the sun for their music under performance. Firstly, if you shit is hot and ppl dig you, they will flock to buy your shit regardless if its on the radio. Radio plays whats in demand. This dude is just too egotistical for my likings.

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    UnderGround King Reply:

    @meme, egotistic*

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    meme Reply:

    @UnderGround King, thanks for the correction, i really need to get an A in this research paper.

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    Face Fact Reply:

    @meme, Wrong. Radio plays artists whose label pays the most money to get their song on the air. Just google “payola”. And if Cudi’s songs are getting 3-4 million views on Vevo then obviously they’re “hot” and people “dig him”.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @meme, I don’t think that’s completely true. If a track isn’t played to a larger audience then it won’t be ‘in-demand’ because people won’t really know it.

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  7. Hov

    the music kid cudi’s been making is garbage, he only has a few good songs, its not he labels fault, its his for making horrible music

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  8. AMOR

    Cudi is dope. I totally agree with him and it’s sad that radio can play trash all day but cannot play Cudi’s music.

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  9. SHAWTY

    I AGREE WITH HIM AND CIARA NEEDS TO YELL AT HER TEAM TOO! SHE NEEDS TO OPEN HER DAMN MOUTH AS WELL. #TeamKudi

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    SHAWTY Reply:

    @SHAWTY, **Cudi

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    Ice Reply:

    @SHAWTY, They did a great job at pushing “Sorry”, radio just didn’t embrace it. Atleast it made top 20 at Urban radio. Cudi’s song didn’t even get released at all.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @SHAWTY, Ciara can’t sell even with radio and video play as has been demonstrated numerous times since 2009.

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  10. Abamson smart

    Kid u gat 2 Go extra milez by doin fetish tingz bwai,den it can be pLayed eveN iN church hahahaaaa.u knw it goez

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  11. JB

    I didn’t think Cudi care about radio play.

    Thought he makes music for the music

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  12. Mr. Fye

    I have to go retweet that

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  13. Lola

    Is he stupid? Let me help you out Cudi, your views have accumulated over a longer time period than Trinidad James. Of course a video that has 4 million views in 2 months are is gonna be played more than a video that has 4 million plays in 8.

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    Lola Reply:

    … And it’s also reported that alot of the views from universal have been faked or something like that.

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  14. Miszi

    Ofcourse it’s not being played, how many stuff with actual meaning do you hear on radio? Not much…yeah, thought so.

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    MJL Reply:

    @Miszi, example: Dawn Richard

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  15. Bizunes Prounld Foboze Changed 2013

    I think He know that the business Had Change over the past years By now

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  16. Miguel

    Those who say Cudis music wack and think thats the reason, dont have an opinion. Dont have an opinion? Dont comment. Got a facebook? Got a twitter? Go the phuck talk shit there! He is an artist and hes underrated. And hes label somehow underestimate him.. Turn up the radio now to hear the same shit.

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  17. fuck society

    Pretty fucked up shit all people wanna hear now in days is bullshit like drugs and sex and money and bitchs. Cudi’S music talks about how fucked up the world is and they don’t want the people in the world to know this.

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