Kid Cudi Announces New Label, Band Name

Kid Cudi Announces New Label, Band Name

Cudi announces new label, drops the Wizard moniker.

Published April 23, 2011

Kid Cudi is starting anew for 2011.

During a New York City concert on April 22, the Ohio native announced that he was beginning a new label entitled Wicked Awesome Records. Cudi split with his long-time managers Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds and Emile Haynie, as well as their Dream On Records imprint two months ago. Wicked Awesome will be a jointly headed company led by Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius.

"We've been working real hard on this project. I'm really f---in' excited for you to hear it," Cudi said of his forthcoming third album, "Wizard." And despite playing the guitar for just nine months, the mc-cum-singer promised fans "epic" new songs that will still be "wizardry at its finest."

In addition, Cudi's also ditched the band name Wizard in favor of 2 Be Continuum, and aims to release a new single this summer.

Written by Hillary Crosley

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