Kid Cudi is gunning to be the “the MVP of 2022,” bringing his beloved debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, to streaming services for the first time ever.
Shared on Friday (July 15), the Entergalactic curator initially revealed plans of rereleasing his mixtape during an interactive performance with Cole Bennett on the live music app, Encore. Taking to Twitter on July 4, Cudi not only shared news of the refurbished project, but also dropped a greatest-hits collection, The Boy Who Flew to the Moon, on Friday (July 8).
“This official release is 2 days shy of the 14th anniversary,” he wrote. “I am so damn excited u all get to enjoy it again, remastered, [with] all the jams that made people fans from [the] jump.” Cudi also added that the mixtape has a new intro and will be available on vinyl.
A Kid Named Cudi officially released in 2008 and was Cudi’s first-ever full-length project. Following the success of his breakout single, “Day ‘n’ Nite,” the tape was available for free download upon its release, holding fan-favorites in “The Prayer,” “Cleveland Is The Reason” and the legendary “Man On The Moon” — which went on to inspire his Man On The Moon trilogy and helped land him a spot on Kanye West’s coveted G.O.O.D. Music.
In March 2021, Cudi had tweeted that he was working on getting the mixtape on to digital streaming platforms. During his Encore performance in March, he confirmed that the tape was coming “very soon,” divulging that its vinyl version would be releasing with its digital counterpart.
Cudi has shown no signs of stopping whatsoever this year. Along with the release of his latest single “Do What I Want,” the Man On The Moon is shooting for the stars with his forthcoming Netflix series and companion album Entergalactic. While both the album and animated series are slated for release Sept. 30, the Cleveland emcee is set to hit the road with Don Toliver, Denzel Curry, YSL Strick and 070 Shake on his “To The Moon” world tour.
With much more from Cudder on the way, 2022 is already looking legendary for the Kid.
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