Mr. Hudson & Kanye West Interview w/ MTV News
“What’s cool is, Kanye met my music before he met me,” Hudson said of their relationship. ” … I wouldn’t have gone up to Kanye in a club and said, ‘Here is my CD, you’ve gotta listen to it.’ That isn’t my style. I made my first album in London. It didn’t get released in the States, but somehow he got a copy, which meant that when Kanye was in London promoting Graduation, we were introduced briefly. A year later, I was in Paris on holiday. I got a call coming in to the office: ‘Here is a contract.’ ”
Last November, ‘Ye told Mixtape Monday that his new signee had the potential to be “bigger” than he is. Hudson appreciated the compliment but said it is a lot of pressure.
“Yeah, it’s really annoying, actually,” he smiled. “Now I got loads of work to do to try and live up to that.”