Kid Cudi went from mixtape phenom to the upper echelons of the Billboard albums chart in little over a year, so it’s no surprise he wants to keep the ball rolling. What is a surprise is who he wants to keep it rolling with. We already know he’s hard at work on projects with rapper Chip Tha Ripper and Brooklyn electro duo Ratatat, but backstage at this past weekend’s Ulalume Music Festival in Columbia, Maryland, he revealed details of another album, a compilation disc he’s dubbed Cudder. And he’s aiming extra high on this one. “Cudder is basically an album of me working with artists that have inspired me or artists that have helped me grow and people who I’ve always admired,” Cudi said.
“So far, we’ve got Snoop, Travis Barker — trying to get Green Day onboard, hopefully, Kings Of Leon, hopefully. I’m really trying to do all the collabs that I couldn’t do for the [Man on the Moon] album, and then some, because the album was so themed that I had to strip a lot of features. We’re going to have the Clipse on this compilation, Robin Thicke, hopefully we’re going to get in the studio, I just did a record for his upcoming album; it’s amazing.” Cudi said he’s aiming to have Cudder out by “summertime at the latest,”