One of Kid Cudi‘s most celebrated projects, A Kid Named Cudi, is coming to both streaming services and vinyl “very soon.” He announced this last night during a performance on the new interactive live music app, Encore.
A Kid Named Cudi was Cudi’s very first full-length body of work, which dropped in 2008 after the success of his breakout single, “Day ‘n’ Nite.” The release was available for free download in collaboration with the clothing company 10.Deep. It contains tracks that are still fan-favorites today, such as “The Prayer,” “Cleveland Is The Reason,” and of course, “Man On The Moon” (which would go on to inspire his next albums).
Back in March of 2021, Kid Cudi had tweeted that he was working on getting A Kid Named Cudi on streaming services. Last night was the first time he confirmed it was indeed slated for DSPs. It was also the first time that he announced the project getting a vinyl pressing as well.
Kid Cudi’s performance last night featured music that spanned his entire career from his debut mixtape, to his latest project, Man On The Moon III: The Chosen. It was directed by Lyrical Lemonade founder, Cole Bennett. Cudi was one of the people who co-founded the app.
You can check out the clip of his performance on the new Encore app where he makes the announcement below.