Two years ago, Kid Cudi collaborated with Kanye West, and in turn, they dropped an album called Kids See Ghost. The project includes features from Yasiin Bey, Pusha T, and Ty Dolla $ign, to name a few.
Recently, Kid Cudi unveiled that working on this project was his safe haven during a dark period in his life.
During his sit-down with Rolling Stone Italy, he recalled that time in his life with his longtime friend. Kid Cudi has been always been open about his mental health struggles, and for a while, he was unsure about his future.
“Working on that record saved me: at the time I didn’t know if I was going to continue making music or not, and Kanye as here for me to help me get up. At that moment, I really needed it,” he told them.
“When you make music, you tell your truth: in the same way, when it came to talking about my depression, I wanted to tell my story so that people could connect with what I was experiencing,” added Cudi. “After all, most of my albums were already made up of SOS messages that I launched to the world, hoping that someone would pick them up and respond to me, making me feel less alone. As far as I’m concerned, it was already evident in my songs: I did nothing but be honest and sincere.”