Kid Cudi is compiling his most impactful music…
The38-year-old half-Mexican American singer, rapper and songwriter, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has announced plans to release his first-ever greatest hits compilation, The Boy Who Flew to the Moon Vol. 1, which he plans to launch on Friday, July 8.
“I love u. Ur welcome,” he tweeted on Monday, along with heart, peace sign and smiley face emoji. He followed up a short time later with the announcement that the tracklist for the hits comp will be unveiled on Wednesday (July 6).
“A Kid Named Cudi dropped July 17th 2008. This official release is 2 days shy of the 14th anniversary,” Cudi wrote, noting that it will also be available on vinyl. “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.”
The mixtape was originally released by Fool’s Gold Records and 10.Deep and it contains the song that announced Cudi to the world, his debut single, “Day ‘n’ Nite,” which ran up to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the song was the lead single from Cudi’s 2009 debut studio album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
The dual announcement caps what’s been a busy month already for Cudi, who is also prepping his eighth studio album, Entergalactic, due out in the fall. The collection is named after his upcoming Netflix series, which is slated to premiere on September 30. He performed the live debut of the album’s first single, “Do What I Want,” at last month’s Governors Ball Festival in New York.
He also recently announced the dates for his To The Moon — 2022 World Tour, a 27-city outing that will take him across North America, Asia and Europe beginning with an August 16 show at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC through a November 22 gig at the Fabrique in Milan, Italy.