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Kid Cudi hints at ‘1 more album’ before retirement

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When Kid Cudi released his 10th studio album Entergalactic on Sept. 30 — accompanied by an hour-and-a-half Netflix animated film — he was expecting that it be his final project under the moniker Kid Cudi.

Speaking with Zane Lowe on the day of the release, he explained that his recent endeavors as an actor, producer and director may begin to become a priority for him moving forward, requiring Scott Mescudi to ditch music altogether.

“The Kid Cudi stuff, I think I want to put it on the back burner and chill out with that. I think, I want to be done with it. I think, closing the chapter on Kid Cudi,” he said. “I do not see me never making music, I’ll always fuck around in the studio, or make something here and there. But, as far as getting in the studio and working on an album, and then going and touring it, I just don’t have it in me.”

Cudi made this proclamation, ironically, while he was in the middle of his worldwide “To The Moon Tour,” which comes to an end in Berlin on Nov. 12. With the realization that this could likely be his last tour and album ever, fans began to fear he was serious about his rapping retirement.

However, on Nov. 6, Cudi walked back these bold claims via Twitter. Explaining that his label deal requires one more album out of him, Cudi alluded to dropping “1 more album” before he hangs it up for good, saying it would be “for all my fans that have been ridin’ with me.”

While he elaborated that the album wouldn’t even come next year, there would be another long gap between LPs, similar to Man On The Moon III (2020) and Entergalactic (2022). Regardless, it’s relieving to hear that Cudi isn’t officially done putting out music, because whenever he finally does leave, he’ll be sorely missed.

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