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Kid Cudi Dropping Mixtape ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ on July 15th

With the release of ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ and a greatest hits compilation, Kid Cudi brings his debut mixtape to streaming services for the first time this month.

Kid Cudi releasing mixtape and “best of collection”:

Kid Cudi will release a reissue mixtape on July 15th. Fans will be able to enjoy classics like ‘The Prayer,’ ‘Man on the Moon,’ and ‘Heaven at Nite’ in remastered form as well as a brand new introduction.

Additionally, Kid Cudi is releasing a “best of” collection, ‘The Boy Who Flew to the Moon Vol. 1’, to commemorate his landmark career on July 8th. There will be a cover art unveiling on July 5th, followed by a tracklist announcement on July 6th.

“July 8th ‘The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1 (Best of) July 15th ‘A Kid Named Cudi'”, Kid Cudi said in a tweet. “I love u. Ur welcome”.

Kid Cudi added, “‘A Kid Named Cudi’, dropped July 17th, 2008. This official release is 2 days shy of the 14th anniversary. I am so damn excited u all get to enjoy it again, remastered. W all the jams that made people fans from jump. Also, did a new intro”.

Kid Cudi connection with Kanye West:

Kid Cudi’s debut album ‘A Kid Named Cudi’, was released through Fool’s Gold and 10.Deep. In conjunction with Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint 3’ and Kanye West’s ‘808s & Heartbreak,’ the album’s lead single ‘Day N Nite’ gathered an impressive amount of attention online. He was later invited to Hawaii for the recording of 808s & Heartbreak and Jay-Z’s ‘Day N Nite’.

As soon as Cudi’s debut album ‘Man on the Moon: The End of Day’ was released, he signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. He established himself as a cult hero in the Hip Hop community.

“Even though it was a mixtape and a lot of the beats we used were revamps of existing songs. Cudi’s take on everything was so fresh that it felt like an album”. Producer Emile Haynie stated on the 10 year anniversary in 2018. “I knew he was going to change things and I was so happy to be along for it. We went on to make two more full albums together, but ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ is the one I look back on with most fondness”.

Cudi expanding his horizons:

In 2021, Cudi announced that ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ would be rereleased on streaming services. The reissued mixtape will also receive its own vinyl pressing, he announced during a virtual concert on his Encore app in March.

Kid Cudi will drop his eagerly-anticipated ‘Entergalactic’ TV show, an accompanying Netlix series on September 30th. Joining ‘A Kid Named Cudi’, and ‘The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1’.

During August and November, Cudi’s ‘To The Moon Tour’ will travel across North America, Europe, and Japan in support of the multifaceted project, which he calls his “greatest achievement”. Playboi Carti, Pusha T, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and more will perform at his inaugural Moon Man’s Landing Festival on September 17th in Cleveland.

Finally, the release of King Wizard’s Encore app, his Members of the Rage clothing line, along with his movie roles in X and Silent Night will help him stamp his authority on the game in 2022.

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Clay Tucker is a Miami-based Senior Staff Writer for Hip Hop Today covering Hip-Hop news, business, and culture.

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