Kid Cudi on the Proper Way to Classify 'Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven': It's Alternative, Not Hip-Hop

Cudi suggested everyone simply change the genre settings on the album manually.

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Kid Cudi's double album Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven finally made its way into the digital hands of hungry fans on Friday, marking one of the most dramatic creative departures in the successful multi-hyphenate's career. Though the album's singles would appear to have made Cudi's intentions to deliver a full-on rock album quite clear, some apparently didn't get the message. For reasons beyond his control, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven also managed to get classified as "hip-hop/rap" on various platforms, an apparently forced move that Cudi was quick to clarify:

SBTH is ALTERNATIVE, not HIP HOP/RAP like someone FORCEFULLY labeled it. You can make the change in your settings manually. Fixin this too

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) December 4, 2015

Even though I made sure to let the world know early on the direction I was headed in, It can still be misleading seeing it labeled wrong.

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) December 4, 2015

Some fans, however, simply aren't keen on their favorite artist working to expand their arsenal of creativity. Cudi's hearing them too, but is thankfully determined to keep the experimentation moving forward:

To some of you Im sorry but im not these niggas on the radio u love so much

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) December 5, 2015

Earlier this week, Cudi revealed plans to cancel his previously announced Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven tour, citing production issues. "I got a lot im dealing with at this time in my personal life too," Cudi added, "and in order for the shows to be the best experience possible as well as keeping my sanity intact, I need to regroup. I have to."

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