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Kid Cudi Radio Spins Down; Rapper Blames Label In Angry Tweets

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Kid Cudi's mad about radio plays. | AP

Kid Cudi let off some steam on Twitter Tuesday night, slamming his record label for not getting his work on the radio. The rapper, born Scott Mescudi, noticed that two of his songs, "King Wizard" and "Just What I Am," had roughly the same amount of video views as Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything." The James track is a radio standard, while Cudi's songs apparently aren't in rotation all that often.

The tweets -- which include some colorful language -- are available below. Cudi's comparison is perhaps only semi-valid. James was an unknown artist before "All Gold Everything" lit up blogs and subsequently the radio, so it's more notable that he was able to drum up the same number of video views as a relatively well-known act like Cudi. Also, the James single is perfect for the radio: lyrically and sonically unchallenging with a hook that's much more jingle than poem.

Still, the Wizard has a point, and perhaps G.O.O.D. Music and/or Universal Records saw his tweets. Check out all three songs after Cudi's tweets and let us know what you think in the comments.


Scott Mescudi
King Wizard 3.4 million views on Vevo, Just What I Am has 4.3 million and my shit is not on regular rotation on radio. Hmmm.

Scott Mescudi
Trinidad James got 4.1 million views on his hit (rightfully so), and I hear that jam EVERYWHERE. Wheres my fuckin spins???

Scott Mescudi
Im talkin numbers. Im talkin stats.

Scott Mescudi
To my label, I swear to all that is fuckin holy in this world, if things dont change soon, theres gonna be some problems

Scott Mescudi
I worked too hard on all this shit. Producing, writing, directing AND executing the shit proper. I did my part, I put in work. Wtf

Scott Mescudi
Yall kno I cuts no slack. Not w my music. Every song is my life. A piece of my fuckin tormented soul. It matters to me. I give a fuck

Kid Cudi - King Wizard

Kid Cudi - Just What I Am (featuring King Chip)

Trinidad James - All Gold Everything

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