At the preview for his new album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager in New York City, Kid Cudi revealed that he will be slowing down on hip hop to focus on his newly-created rock band. Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius have formed Wizard, which will allow Cudi to focus more on his guitar-playing and singing (in the vein of new single “Erase Me”).
“I’m just over rapping. 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 to MTV. “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. I just really get more fulfillment out of singing now. 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’ve been playing, I’m already starting my next project. It’s a rock album, I’m doing a band with Dot [da Genius] called Wizard.”
Kid Cudi’s sophomore album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager is set to be released on November 9, 2010 via G.O.O.D Music.