Jim Jones is claiming that he’s solely responsible for Kid Cudi’s career.
During an interview on VIP Saturdays on Sirius XM, the Dipset rapper said he was the first big name person to appear on Cudi’s breakout single ‘Day N Nite‘. The track appeared on Cudder’s 2008 mixtape A Kid Named Cudi and was later included on his 2009 debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day based on the huge success.
“Kid Cudi was nobody,” Jim Jones said to begin his reasoning. “He worked in a f*cking store under Koch Records. I was signed to Koch Records. I didn’t even know Kid Cudi worked down there. Lisa Brunt’s nephew at the time was doing some work for me in my studio, and he’s like, ‘Yo, I manage these video directors, and I want them to shoot a video for you,’ and sh*t like that. I’m like, ‘Show me the video.’ They showed me the video, ended up being a Kid Cudi video that they shot for free for him.”
The rapper then continued, “They’re like ‘This is the kid that works in the f*cking rock-n-roll store under Koch. They just did it for him,’ and I was like, ‘Give me the record, and I’ll let y’all shoot me a video.’ They got me the record, they shot the video.”
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Jones said that when the song got uploaded to YouTube, someone at Hot 97 ripped it and started playing on the station. And when it started to gain steam and he got a record deal, they took Jimmy off the record.
“I put it on YouTube. Somebody at Hot97 ripped it off of YouTube and started playing it at Hot97. When he got his deal, they took me off the record and went for ads without me on the record. DJ Cassidy did that, you dig. You know I bumped into him, but that’s my man, though. It’s always a joke, though, but it happens like that. I’m solely responsible for Kid Cudi’s career. Solely responsible. You can go tell him that, and he’s going to tell you, ‘He’s right.’”