Last month, Kid Cudi released his first solo single in over three years, “Leader of the Delinquents.” To celebrate its release, the Cleveland native has now partnered with Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh for an exclusive merchandise drop. The collection features a t-shirt, vinyl, CD and cassette edition of the single, all with a black-and-white design, which portrays Cudi as a puppeteer, controlling a smaller version of himself with strings.
Besides “Leader of the Delinquents,” this year has also seen Cudi achieve his first No. 1 hit with his Travis Scott collaboration, “The Scotts.” The track also marked the debut of Cudi and Scott’s duo — also named “The Scotts” — and their second time collaborating, following 2016’s “Baptized In Fire.”
“THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!” Cudi celebrated the feat on Twitter. “IVE BEEN IN THIS GAME FOR 12 YEARS AND I FINALLY DID THIS W MY MUTHAFU*KIN BROTHER! TO MY PARTNER IN RAGE TRAVIS AND ALL MY FANS AROUND THE WORLD THAT SUPPORTED US AND GOT US ON LISTS, I FUCKIN LOVE YOU!!”
Prior to “The Scotts,” he also previewed an unreleased track called “Do What I Want” on Instagram Live. The two singles arrive as Cudi gears up to release his seventh studio album, Entergalactic. The album will be accompanied by an animated Netflix series of the same name, which is expected to air this July.
“Entergalactic will be something you’ve never experienced,” he previously tweeted about the upcoming show. “I promise it’ll be a fun ride. Lot of good friends involved. Great songs too! The cast is coming together. I know a year from now seems like forever but it’ll be here before u know it!”