October 31, 2016

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Watch Kid Cudi Bounce With Willow and Jaden Smith in 'Surfin'' Video

Kid Cudi may be in rehab after he checked himself in for depression, but the artist is still putting out projects. Even though his album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', is delayed, Cudi released the music video for "Surfin'" on Monday.

The track gets its funk from Pharrell Williams, with spooky bass line and brass building on top a drum-heavy base. "I ain't riding no waves / Too busy makin' my own waves, baby," Cudi sings on the hook, alluding to the industry-bashing he tweeted in September.

"Everyone thinks they're soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them," Cudi tweeted, aiming at Kanye West and Drake. "My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These n----s dont give a fuck about me. And they aint fuckin with me."

Those tweets eventually led to Drake pulling out a Cudi diss in his latest "Two Birds One Stone" song, where he rapped, "You stay Xann'd and Perc'd up / So when reality set in, you don't gotta face it." Cudi responded from rehab, saying, "Say it to face, pussy. You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise."

In "Surfin'," Cudi's whipping out the same ideas: "The industry is so full of shit / Welcome y'all to the enema / Nah man, no subliminal / 'Cause they insecure, they know who they are."

Watch the clip to see appearances from Willow SmithJaden Smith and A$AP Rocky.

Listen to Back of the Class discuss Cudi's obstacles below:

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