Kid Cudi has released his new album Entergalactic today which features guests such as Ty Dolla Sign, Don Toliver, 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, and Dot Da Genius.
It is accompanied by a Netflix show of the same name which is co-created by Kenya Barris. Talking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music tonight, Cudi explained the origins of the album’s title. “Man, I think, back in the day when I came up with it for the title of my song, this love song I created for the first album, it was more so an expression of feelings, of just euphoric, just fantastic feelings that you have when you meet a woman for the first time, where you hang out with a crush, or somebody you really have feelings for. And the original song was inspired by a story that years ago, early on in my New York days, I met this girl and we hit it off and we did shrooms at her apartment and we just had this really magical night. And I just was like, “Oh, it was so Entergalactic.”
He was also asked about his future plans for which Cudi had an interesting answer. The rapper-singer said that he doesn’t have the desire to record any more albums and then tour behind it, hinting at possible retirement. “The Kid Cudi stuff, I think I want to put it on the back burner and chill out with that. I think, I want to be done with it. I think, closing the chapter on Kid Cudi,” he said.
“The goal for Entergalactic, I was bored of making albums. Just, doing an album, two music videos and that’s it. And I was like, “Man, I went into this wanting to do something epic and different.” And now, that I’ve done that, I just… I’ve made a lot of music, man. I’ve said a lot and I have other desires, I have other things I want to do. And I do not see me never making music, I’ll always f*ck around in the studio, or make something here and there. But, as far as getting in the studio and working on an album, and then going and touring it, I just don’t have it in me. I don’t have the desire. I have so many other things I want to invest my time into… I really want to spend more time with my daughter. You know what I’m saying? We’ve been kicking in a lot lately and I’ve been having more time and it’s good, she’s growing up, our relationship is super tight. It’s what I always dreamed of,” he added.
When asked to expand on how he aims to use his creative energy going forward if not making albums, he said, “I feel accomplished, because like I said, this was a really ambitious thing and I really hoped to God, it was going to work, but you never know what these things… You never know, there was so many different pieces that we needed to execute it. So, now with this, I realize my pen game is just serious, it’s strong. And I want to just write more TV shows, write more movies, produce more. I just want to focus on Mad Solar Productions and just get that sh*t out a little bit more. And then, on the side, I got my clothing line that’s debuting in January, in Paris, during fashion week. So, I got those two things I’m really focused on and just designing and writing and that’s where I see myself headed.”