Kid Cudi Explains How Kendrick Lamar Inspired ‘INSANO’ Album
  • Recently, Kid Cudi revealed how Kendrick Lamar influenced his latest album, INSANO.
  • Cudi said, “I was really at a place where I had a goal. I was like, ‘Okay, I’ve done all these different types of albums; I’ve touched on all the different types of spaces creatively, sonically. What is the one thing that I haven’t accomplished?'”
  • He continued, “And I was still in this place tryna figure out what that album would sound like. I was in Paris, I just finished my European run of tour and I go to see Kendrick. And this muthaf**ka, it blew my f**king mind.”
  • He added, “I’m sitting there, I’m watching the crowd reaction from the beginning of the show ’til the end. People were in it, party mode, singing every f**king word. I’m not saying this doesn’t happen at my shows, ’cause it does. But all the way through, I don’t have that experience.”
  • Kid Cudi continued, “I had this moment where I was like, ‘You know what? This is the reaction I want.’ I want people to feel good and it to be a joyous occasion when I’m performing.”
  • He added, “Kendrick has always been [in] my top three artists the world. I’m actually so proud of the record that we have. We got one record, ‘Solo Dolo Part II.’ So proud of it.”
  • Why do you agree that Kendrick Lamar is one of the top three performers in the world?