Worth Living Official DJ Scratchley Q
Top 10 Countdown with DJ Scratchley Q
People that truly know me know that I’m a huge Kid Cudi fan, and that’s why this week’s countdown is 100% all Kid Cudi tracks. Cudi has inspired me in many ways. Of course he has inspired me musically but, also by his willingness to be open about his mental health struggles. At a point, his struggles had taken over his life. During interviews he has spoken openly about his struggles with suicidal urges and depression and has been an advocate for people with mental illness to reach out and get help. Even in his lyrics, you can tell he has taken inspiration from his personal life experiences dealing with mental illness and has turned it into some amazing music.
Back in October 2016, Kid Cudi dropped to one of his lowest moments in life and shared with the public his raw emotions on his Facebook page before checking himself into a rehab facility.
This is what Cudi wrote:
“It’s been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed. Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.
Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.
I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions every day of my life. Theres a ragin violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax. My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I can’t make new friends because of it. I don’t trust anyone because of it and I’m tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me? I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. I’m scared, I’m sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, I’m sorry. It’s time I fix me. I’m nervous but i’ma get through this.
I wont be around to promote much, but the good folks at Republic and my manager Dennis will inform you about upcoming releases. The music videos, album release date etc. The album is still on the way. Promise. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.
If all goes well ill be out in time for Complexcon and I’ll be lookin’ forward to seeing you all there for high fives and hugs.
Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like shit, I feel so ashamed. I’m sorry.
I love you,
So here it is. The Top 10 Countdown, Enjoy. – DJ Scratchley Q
10. Pursuit of Happiness- Kid Cudi ft. MGMT
9. Mr. Rager- Kid Cudi
8. Balmain Jeans- Kid Cudi ft. Raphael Saadiq
7. Up, Up and Away- Kid Cudi
6. Just What I Am- Kid Cudi ft. King Chip
5. Day ’N’ Nite- Kid Cudi
4. Soundtrack To My Life- Kid Cudi
3. Erase Me ft. Kanye West
2. Surfin’ Kid Cudi ft. Pharrell Williams
1. Love- Kid Cudi
Bonus Track… Teleport 2 Me, Jamie- WZRD (Kid Cudi and Desire)