Earlier this week, Kid Cudi announced that he is no longer on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, and is instead focusing on his new label Wicked Awesome Records. The news comes less than three weeks before his highly-anticipated Indicud album. Cudi assured his fans that he was still cool with everyone on G.O.O.D. and that he just wanted a new start, but the news still came as a surprise to many.
Cudi wanting to switch directions in his career is far from new. Artists change labels all the time, but it's a bit more rare for a high profile act like Cudi to leave a marquee label like G.O.O.D. Inspired by Cudi's recent move, here's a look at 16 Label Changes That Shocked The Rap Game.