In light of a recent tragic story, I thought it was justified to blog about one of my favorite rappers of all time, Kid Cudi. I should make this clear right off the bat that I have never met him, interacted with him, or even been within 500 feet of him. With that being said, he has been one of my favorite rappers since he started with the “Man on the Moon” series. About a week ago, he posted a very long Facebook status admitting that he has not been happy. In Kid Cudi’s Facebook Post he reveals that he has checked himself into a rehab facility for suicidal thoughts. He wants to make sure he gets himself better before coming back. To be honest, I have never respected someone more. The first step to solving a problem is recognizing there is one.
When I started this blog, I did not think I was going to do anyone I have not met, had a strong relationship with, or at least crossed paths with. Kid Cudi is an exception. Rules are meant to broken. I was never going to write about him, but then the Facebook post happened, and things started to make sense. I went back and watched his Ted Talk titled, “Hi, I’m Scott Mescudi” realizing that he truly was not happy with how his life was shaping up to be. He had many regrets that he addressed in this talk. His overall message is that it is not about the fame and money. You have to love what you are doing, which he does, but you have to also have a clear mind. Too many things were weighing him down.
I think Kid Cudi is a great representation of People in the World. He embodies the celebrity that is in it for the passion, but has been hindered by the fame and money. I greatly respect where he is going and respect that he was man enough to fix the problems he was encountering.
If you want to check out some of my favorite Kid Cudi songs, click below: