Jim Jones says he’s ‘solely responsible’ for Kid Cudi’s career
Jim Jones takes credit for Kid Cudi’s career.
The Dipset rapper claims he’s “solely responsible” for introducing the “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper to the world. Jones stopped by SiriusXM when the interviewer suggested he didn’t know who Cudi was until Jones jumped on the remix of Cudi’s 2008 single.
Jones explained that Cudi was working at a store in New York located under his label, Koch Records, when he heard about Cudi after seeing his “Day ‘N’ Nite” video. He asked the director to get him the record and in return he would let them shoot his video.
“Kid Cudi was nobody,” Jones said.
Jones’ “Day ‘N’ Nite” remix was uploaded online and someone from Hot 97 took it down from YouTube and played it on the radio. But after Cudi signed his deal with Universal Motown, Jones said they pulled him from the song.
“When he got his contract, they took me off the docket and made announcements without me on the docket,” he said.
Jones says he never got his credit for helping put Cudi on. However, he feels he deserves his flowers.
“It happens like that, but I am solely responsible for Kid Cudi’s career,” he added.
Jones even claims that Cudi would agree. “You’re going to tell him that, he’s going to tell you, he’s right.”
“Day ‘N’ Nite”, which served as the lead single from Cudi’s 2009 debut album The Man on the Moon: The End of the Day, ended up becoming one of the biggest hits of Cudi’s career. It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 5x Platinum.