Hip-Hop’s highly coveted emcee and record producer Kid Cudi has finally confirmed his long-awaited LP. While the Cleveland-born emcee Cudi – real name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi – has teased and announced his highly anticipated follow-up to the ‘Entergalactic’ visual album numerous times in the past, this is the first firm confirmation from the rapper this year.
Earlier today, Cudi went live on Instagram and confirmed the upcoming project. “I need y’all to understand, motherf****** are not prepared for this s***. Like, this is—I’ve never made a project this powerful before in my life,” Kid Cudi stated during an Instagram Live session. “Sitting, listening to these mixes, I just know that this s*** is going to move you, y’all are going to f*** with this s*** in such a major way, and I am so f****** excited,” Cudi said.
“I just wanted to get on here and just let y’all know that I’m not gon’ let y’all down. This is gon’ be the album of the year, right now, I’m not playing, this is not a f****** joke. … I’m back. I know y’all thought it was over, but I’m just getting warm in this b***,” the ‘Solo Dolo’ emcee asserted.
Further, Cudi has confirmed that the ‘AOTY’ rollout will begin this summer in June. “June… the first single is happening June 1st. Okay? This isn’t a f****** game. This s*** is going to start,” Cudi said about the rollout.
The iconic Cleveland-bred Day ‘N’ Nite emcee and lyricist Cudi released his eighth studio album ‘ENTERGALACTIC’ on September 30th, 2022. Released alongside its visual adaptation into a Netflix animated special, the 15-track record featured guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Don Toliver, Steve Aoki and more.
In November last year, Cudi performed at the iconic Zénith Paris – La Villette in France last night and previewed ‘Solo Dolo Pt. 4’ with Playboi Carti.
“Since 2020, I have been recording a new album. When I dropped Man on the Moon III, I hit the studio and was just f***** around with some vibes, gettin’ into the groove and I don’t know when I’m gonna release my next album, I really don’t. But I do know what’s gonna happen and before then, I wanna kind of just give you guys some s***. Release some songs, get the vibes out there you know. and this is one song I have been sitting on for a while. It features my brother Playboi Carti,” Cudi said amidst his live set.” Cudi said amidst his live set.
Whether Playboi Carti will find a spot on Cudi’s upcoming LP remains to be seen.
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