The Gateway Artist Theory is the theory that the association or listening to of the less deleterious musical artist may lead to the listening of musical artists with a greater magnitude of lack of substance or quality. It is often attributed to the listening to of Kid Cudi,
Gateway Artist: An artist that encourages the common person to participate in drug usage and who leads to other artists that write lyrics about going harder and using harder drugs.
Example of the Gateway Artist Theory:
- Person 1: Ayeee! Let's get faded and zone to some cudi.
- Person 2: fuck Dat. Taylor gang errday. I only smoke papers now and i gotta save my good weed so wiz can get at that good fan weed.