Saying it is his “greatest achievement” to date, Cudi originally announced the series in 2019 — making it clear from the beginning that the project would not only highlight his animated show, but new music from the Cleveland emcee. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (June 15) to reveal the release date of both the series and album (Sept. 30), the announcement was accompanied by another clip backed by sounds off the Entergalactic LP, as well as news of him hosting his own festival “Moonman’s Landing” in Cleveland later this year.
On June 8, Cudi dropped the first full teaser for Entergalactic, which featured the album’s lead single “Do What I Want.” Legendary production duo Take A Daytrip is responsible for the booming instrumental, using a moody guitar melody to contrast the energetic flute sample. Cudi presents a simple, nostalgic flow as he sings about psychedelics, women and success.
“Feel like writin’ a movie, yeah, that shit would be groovy
Anything that I want, anything that will move me
Next step, I’m on my shit and I’m livin’ with love
And I’m crushin’ all praises to my angels above
Take a trip, a couple women, couple shrooms with the group
Said to move with the tune, rockstar in the news
Rockstar on your tube, nah, my nigga, you lose
Keep my head up, never let up and my face what I choose”Kid Cudi — “Do What I Want”
Entergalactic‘s initial trailer revealed a few juicy details about the animated series, including a preview of the star-studded cast — name-dropping Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla $ign, Vanessa Hudgens, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Teyana Taylor, Macaulay Culkin and more.
Described on Netflix as “mind-bending, offbeat and romantic,” the trippy TV show will follow the love life of two New York residents — Jabari, a charismatic street artist and Meadow, a photographer who he falls for. The animation style is reminiscent of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and Arcane, another recently released Netflix series.
Netflix Tudum (a blog that goes behind-the-scenes of Netflix releases) gave a brief description of some of the supporting characters who will be appearing in the upcoming series, reporting: “Entergalactic boasts a massive and impressive supporting cast, including Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy, Jabari’s best friend and weed dealer, and Ty Dolla $ign as Ky, Jabari’s off-the-wall ride-or-die buddy. Hollywood star Laura Harrier plays Carmen, Jabari’s ex, while Vanessa Hudgens plays Karina, Meadow’s adorably pregnant bestie.”
Between preparing for this release and an apparent tour set to happen this year, Cudi has kept up musical appearances lately, touting collaborations with Nigo and Pusha T, as well as a track for the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 soundtrack. The release of “Do What I Want” ushers in the debut of Entergalactic, coming to Netflix this fall.
Check out the trailer for Kid Cudi’s ‘Entergalactic’ and his new single ‘Do What I Want’ below!