He then became affiliated with Fool's Gold, the label of DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs.In 2008, Cudi released a mixtape called "A Kid Named Kudi" as a free download. Lil Wayne and Drake have 1000 songs with each other. Maybe we’ll both be in the same place at the same time and be like, “Let’s do this” and have 30 songs with each other. The last thing I want to do is write a rap for someone else’s song. The first song Kanye sent me is “Waves.” He sent me that in December. I remember one night we were all just sitting there and I was hoarse from a show the night before where I lost my voice. Chris Brown was already on it and we were thinking about how we could make it better. I’ve been working alone and people don’t understand the magic that happens when me and Kanye are in the room. You’re on “Father Stretch My Hands” and “Waves.”I enjoy creating. So I cleared out all the extra so we could just hear him. We all bounced ideas around and came up with this minimal version.
The rapper/singer/actor tweeted about it in a sweet way, delivering a nice message about one of his co-stars.
The director Gary [Michael Schultz], Zoe [Kravitz] and Emile [Hirsch], they're all really f---in' cool people.
He's a phenomenal young actor and such a cool dude. Since 2012, I've been in a movie here and there every year.
But I was never an addict; I was just on a ride for a little bit. I thought about how much of a struggle it has been the past eight years, to be in the news and pretend to be happy when, really, I was living a nightmare. My daughter is in one of the best private schools in the nation.
When I got arrested [in 2010 with cocaine], people said I was an addict.