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Making an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” last week, Grammy-nominated rap artist Kid Cudi served up some excellent advice for his colleagues in the rap industry — advice that I hope the industry will implement.
“I think the braggadocio, money, cash, hoes thing needs to be deaded,” he said. “I feel like that’s holding us back as a culture, as black people. It doesn’t advance us in any way, shape or form. We’ve been doing that same theme for years now. It’s been like what, four decades of the same old bulls**t.”
Cudi added, “If you’re going to be an artist, there’s a time where you just have to, you know, embrace the responsibility and understand that the power of music is something so special and to be able to do it on this magnitude where you reach millions of people — it’s like why not use that for good? Why not tell kids something they can connect with and use in their lives?”