Cleveland legend Kid Cudi has an undeniable legacy in hip-hop — popularizing his psychedelic sound over the last 10-plus years. His influence over the emotionally-vulnerable, trippy sounds we hear today is apparent when you go back to his earlier, more nostalgic releases.
Between his documentary, Netflix series, ninth studio album and upcoming official release of his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi, Cudder has more than enough planned to carry him through the rest of 2022. Despite all of this work already in progress, he’s also taken the time to compile his favorite tracks from each of his albums on the first volume of The Boy Who Flew To The Moon.
In addition to the two to three tracks from each project, Cudi tacked on a brand-new single at the end — a motivational ballad titled “love.” This compilation proves the timeless nature of Cudi’s discography as he breaks down every era of his long and fruitful career, gifting his fans a nice care package before moving into his other projects.
In another week (July 15), Cudi will be bringing more of his content to streaming platforms as his 2008 mixtape A Kid Named Cudi gets a well-deserved revival. This project introduced Cudi’s brand-new sound to his audience, attracting his record deal and the insane success that followed.
In regards to new music, his latest single “Do What I Want” premiered on the trailer for his forthcoming Netflix series and will appear companion album Entergalactic. Even with all of these old and new releases, Cudi invited Don Toliver, Denzel Curry, YSL Strickand 070 Shake for his upcoming “To The Moon” world tour, hitting nine countries with the unlikely crew.
Enjoy the first of many gifts from the “Man on the Moon” himself, ushering in his next rollout with a bit of reminiscing.
Check out ‘The Boy Who Flew To The Moon (Vol. 1)’ by Kid Cudi below!