Kid Cudi may not tease his upcoming music often, but when he does, the fans take notice. After all, talks of his upcoming album Entergalactic have been swirling with increased frequency, fueled in part by singles like the recent "Leader Of The Delinquents." Though last we heard the project was to be delayed until 2021, it seems as if Cudi isn't entirely set on keeping listeners in a suspended state. Yesterday, he took a moment to engage in a little bit of fan interaction on Twitter, delivering a tantalizing promise in the process.
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When one user declared 2020 to be the "year of Kid Cudi," the Man On The Moon rapper took the comment one step further. "Oh im just warmin up watch," he responds, prompting further speculation as to what exactly he might be planning. Lest we forget that the year is already half over, and while we have received some new tracks from Cudi, it doesn't feel like the full extent of anything. Perhaps we'll see him deliver a mixtape, or possibly a continuation of his Travis Scott-assisted "The Scotts" movement.
Check out Cudi's confident declaration below, and sound off -- what kind of tricks do you think he's got up his sleeves? Remember, he recently made an open appeal to Eminem, who may very well be interested in hearing what the melodic rapper has to say. If there's one thing for certain, 2020 could definitely benefit from a new dose of Kid Cudi music, preferably in the long-form format. Only time will tell.
Kid Cudi Summons Eminem For A Feature
Kid Cudi lights the bat signal and invites Eminem to collaborate, potentially for an "Entergalactic" track.
Eminem has always been a respected figure in the game, especially for those who value his lyricism, and it feels like rappers are beginning to celebrate his legacy more openly than ever before. Ever since Music To Be Murdered By landed back in January (when the year seemed so promising), Drake paid homage to his flow on "Chicago Freestyle,"Rakim touted him as one of his favorite emcees, Snoop Dogg declared him to be rap royalty, and now Kid Cudi has pledged allegiance to Slim Shady's cause.
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With his upcoming album Entergalactic set to arrive at some point in 2021, Kid Cudi has officially lit the bat signal in an attempt to summon Eminem to the studio, presumably for a feature. Taking to Twitter, Cudi fired off an SOS reading: "@Eminem rap God. Help!" While not a direct call for collaboration, the implication is certainly heavy. Especially given Em's recent willingness to dole out featured verses, having appeared on tracks with Logic, Fat Joe, and Jessie Reyez in recent memory.
It wouldn't be the first time the pair connected for a track, with Em having previously produced Cudi's "I Hear Them Calling" track -- a song that never had an official release. It would be certainly interesting to see them work on something new together, and given that Cudi appears to be in the midst of album-mode, we can only hope he's working behind the scenes to make this happen.
Kid Cudi Previews New Track "Leader Of The Delinquents" While On IG Live
Kid Cudi continues to tease his forthcoming project "Entergalactic" by sharing a snippet of his song "Leader of the Delinquents."
Earlier this month, Kid Cudi gave fans a peek into what they could expect from his forthcoming project. The Cleveland native's Entergalactic is slated to also be accompanied by an animated series on Netflix, but we have yet to learn of an official release date for the album. Entergalactic will serve as Cudi's solo album since he shared Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' back in 2016.
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"Entergalactic will be something you've never experienced," Kid Cudi tweeted to his followers in July 2019. "I promise it'll be a fun ride. Lot of good friends involved. Great songs too! The cast is coming together. I know a year from now seems like forever but itll be here before u know it!" On Friday (April 10), the rapper appeared on Instagram Live with Jaden Smith as the pair jammed out to music together. Cudi decided it would be a good time to share more music (possibly) from Entergalactic, so he previewed his track "Leader of the Delinquents."
Cudi added that if fans truly enjoyed "Leader of the Delinquents," he would drop off the official single this evening. We'll have to wait to see how that plays out, but in the meantime, check out Kid Cudi on Live and let us know what you think of his new song.
Kid Cudi Shares Wondrous New Music Preview
Kid Cudi re-introduces himself a new music preview on Instagram, preparing us for his upcoming album "Entergalactic."
Cleveland-born recording artist Kid Cudi is one of the most iconic voices of his generation. A unique storyteller, the man on the moon has allowed us into his mind countless times, dropping gems and delivering some true classics over the years. With everything going on in the world today, it can be difficult to focus in on the remaining musical releases for this year. We've already been lucky enough to hear new albums from The Weeknd, Eminem, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and a few other regularly-absent characters. If you didn't remember that Kid Cudi was also scheduled to drop in 2020, here's your wake-up call.
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The creative recently took to Instagram to share a brand new snippet of some music he's been working on, uploading a video to his story. Cudder zooms in and out of a photo of himself performing, playing the unreleased song in the background.
While he has not specified a release date for Entergalactic, Kid Cudi did announce that his new album would be released this year. The multi-media presentation will also include an anthology series on Netflix, which carries the following description:
"Based on Kid Cudi's upcoming concept album of the same name, this adult animated anthology follows a young man on his journey to discover love."
Listen to the new preview below. We will continue to keep you updated on anything Kid Cudi in the coming months.
Ben Baller Creates Kid Cudi An Insane Spinning Murakami Chain
Ben Baller does it again.
Ben Baller is arguably the best jeweler in hip-hop today. Over the past several months, the Korean-American craftsman has curated custom pieces for Tyler, The Creator, Tyga, Drake, and more. Now, the former DJ and record executive has produced one of the most intricately detailed custom pendants and chains for none other than Kid Cudi in celebration of the hip-hop musician’s 36th birthday yesterday (Jan. 30).
The one-of-one rose gold-based “Kiki” pendant inspired and designed by Takashi Murakami and Ben Baller himself features hundreds of handset Pink Sapphire gems, rubies, and diamonds complete with a matching multicolor Murakami Skull Flower Link chain to complement the ornament. This particular piece is the first complete project of the year for Ben Baller and required a year’s worth of curation to fully execute.
Each Murakami flower on the chain is individually designed and has the ability to spin on its own axis. The back of the chain features engraved graphics of Kid Cudi’s logo, Takashi Murakami’s logos, as well as Ben Baller’s IF & Co. custom jewelry trademark.
Less than a year ago, Kid Cudi commissioned Ben Baller to craft him a custom BAPE pendant and chain that costed the “Mojo So Dope” rapper over a quarter-million dollars to complete. With Kid Cudi’s upcoming Enter Galatic LP and Nextflix series set to release sometime this year, Scott Mescudi’s 36th year alive has the potential to be his best one yet.
Check out more images and videos of Kid Cudi’s Ben Baller x Takashi Murakami “Kiki” chain and pendant below.
Kid Cudi Appears In Behind-The-Scenes Photos From "Bill & Ted: Face The Music"
One of Cudi’s 2020 acting roles.
Kid Cudi has many new projects on the way. His seventh studio album, Entergalactic, is slated for release next year, which will be accompanied animated Netflix series executive produced by Kenya Barris. He has been cast in Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming limited series for HBO, titled We Are Who We Are. On top of that, Cudder landed an acting role in the science fiction comedy film, Bill & Ted: Face The Music, which is set to release on August 21, 2020.
The first behind-the-scenes photos from Bill & Ted: Face The Music were shared today and Cudi could be spotted in one of them. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter appear in the other shots, who will be reprising their roles as the title characters. Face The Music is the third installment in the Bill & Ted franchise, following Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991).
The plot of the next movie involves Bill and Ted being “warned by a visitor from the future of the need for them to create a song that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe.” They should probably consult Kid Cudi for tips on how to tackle that task. Check out how our “Best Kid Cudi Song” bracket unfolded.
Kenya Barris Reveals Kid Cudi’s "Entergalactic" Features: Gucci Mane & More
Love stories and bangers? Sign me up.
It was announced back in July that Kid Cudi's next album, Entergalactic, would have a companion Netflix series executive produced by Kenya Barris. The show was detailed to be an adult animated series about a young man's journey to find love. Riding the success of Black-ish, Barris penned a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix and Entergalactic will be one of the programs to be released by his production company, Khalabo Ink Society. Barris recently appeared on Complex's "Watch Less" podcast and shared some more information about what we could expect from Cudi's multi-disciplinary endeavor.
"It's crazy," Barris said. "It's the craziest thing in terms of TV. It's the most ambitious thing. It also shows who he is as an artist... We started talking and he's a huge fan of animation and that notion of animation lasts forever."
Aside from hyping up how special the show will be, Barris also spoke about its concept. "The idea of there's never been an album and a series dropped at the same time, so each song will have a 30-minute narrative that kind of explains what that song is about and it's a love story... It's a youthful love story told through Cudi's music."
Barris wasn't in a position to divulge much about the musical component of the musical component of the Entergalactic project, but he did say it is an "amazing album" of "bangers". He also may have let some secrets slip when he said Ty Dolla $ign has a "crazy collab" on there and name-dropped Gucci Mane before trailing off.
In terms of Cudi's progress on the album, Barris said, "He's still working on it now. He has the basis of every episode, but he's gonna do more music. We did it specifically for this series. We really let the music drive the creative, but there's moments in the creative where Cudi will say like, 'I want the song to take this turn.'"
Kid Cudi Releases First Piece Of Merch For His Next Album, "Entergalactic"
I already know I’m gonna love the album, so might as well buy the hoodie.
In July, Kid Cudi announced that his next album, Entergalactic, would be releasing in 2020. He described the album as “a fantasy. It’s what I wish I had. I live a very lonely life, but I have hope Ill find someone someday.” When we first learned of the project, its release seemed very far off in the future, but now it’s November and 2020 is around the corner. Cudi is getting us prepared for Entergalactic by dropping the first piece of merch linked to the project.
He has teamed up with Cactus Flea Plant Market once again to design a hoodie that is exclusively available through his web store for 48 hours. The pigment-dyed garment features the title of his forthcoming album on the front, lyrics from it on the back and glow-in-the-dark stars puff-printed all over it. It costs $150 and will ship within 4-5 weeks. Cudi’s last collaboration with CFPM was for a few items for his 2016 album, Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’.
The hoodie was sold at ComplexCon Long Beach, which took place this past weekend. Cudi performed a headlining set, which began with Timothée Chalamet reciting Common‘s intro from Man On The Moon: The End Of The Day and Pusha T coming out to rap his verse from “Feel The Love”.
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Kid Cudi Recorded A Song With His 9-Year-Old Daughter
Vada feat. Kid Cudi on the way (hopefully)!
It's always good to see Kid Cudi in high spirits. He publicly struggled with depression and substance abuse for so long that, whenever he shares with the world that he's in a good place, it instantly brightens your day. All his recent press and project announcements have confirmed that he's thriving, but another update on his mental health was given when he tweeted on Monday, "Everything's perfect in my life."
Since then, Cudi has shared some more tweets radiating love and joy, specifically towards his daughter. After expressing how much he loves talking to his 9-year-old daughter, Vada - a sentiment seemingly mentioned because he's separated from her at the moment - he revealed that he got her to join him in the studio recently. When she was there, she took over the session and was kind enough to ask her dad to join her on a track. "She let me feature on it which I thought was an honor," Cudder tweeted. He followed up that tweet emphasizing that Vada is undoubtedly "a star!!!"
Perhaps the daddy-daughter song will be featuring on Cudi's upcoming album, Entergalactic, slated for release next year. About the album, Cudi said, "Entergalactic is a fantasy. It's what I wish I had. I live a very lonely life, but I have hope I'll find someone someday."A Netflix animated adult series will be accompanying Entergalactic, which Cudi will collaborate with Kenya Barris to produce.
Kid Cudi Teams Up With Stance Socks For "Man On The Moon" Anniversary
Kid Cudi‘s beloved debut album, Man On The Moon: The End of the Day, turns 10 next month (on September 15, to be exact). Feel old yet? To celebrate the anniversary of an album that is often credited for creating a shift in the sound of hip hop, he will be teaming up with Stance to release three different pairs of high-socks. What better way to show off that you have good taste in music than rocking these on your feet? One of the designs dons the album’s cover, while the other two use some classic Cudi graphics. As of now, all the socks only seem to be available through Stance’s European online store, selling for £15.99.
The Kids See Ghosts member has been keeping very busy recently, announcing a slew of projects and collaborations. He recently dropped new merch with the popping brand, Cactus Plant Flea Market. He announced a new album, Entergalactic, coming next year, which will be accompanied by a Kenya Barris-directed animated show on Netflix. And on top of all that, Cudi will be diving deeper into his acting career, as he will star in the upcoming HBO series, We Are Who We Are, and the movie, Bill & Ted Face The Music.