Kid Cudi is one of the most well-known rappers in the industry. He also knows how to make headlines with his fashion. Cudi fans should treasure his new album, ‘Entergalactic,’ as it may be his last under his musical alias.

Earlier this week, in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe ahead of the project’s arrival, the Cleveland, Ohio native claimed he’s thinking about putting his music career “on the back burner” and “closing the chapter on Kid Cudi.” He said, “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.

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.

He did not rule out recording new material in the future. However, the Lonely Stoner has stated that he is done with the traditional album-and-tour cycle and is ready to focus on new creative endeavors as well as raising his 12-year-old daughter Vada. “I’ve said a lot and I have other desires, I have other things I want to do,” he continued.

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.

Entergalactic, which was released on September 30th, is Kid Cudi’s most ambitious release to date. It’s a first-of-its-kind fusion of music and visuals, with a 15-song album and an animated Netflix series created with black-ish mastermind Kenya Barris. Both are star-studded affairs, with collaborations from 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Don Toliver on the album and Timothée Chalamet, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jessica Williams on the series, as well as Cudi himself as the main character, Jabari.

While the plot revolves around love, fashion also plays an important role, with Cudi’s late friend, Virgil Abloh, serving as inspiration for the characters’ “fresh” wardrobes. However, Entergalactic serves as a reminder of the realms outside of music that Scott Mescudi intends to explore further. Mad Solar, his 38-year-old production firm, launched in 2020, followed by Members of the Rage, his first apparel line, earlier this year.

He informed Zane Lowe that his current focus is on these two projects. “I want to just write more TV shows, write more movies, produce more,” he said. “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.

Kid Cudi’s remarks about “closing the chapter” on his alter ego echo those of fellow multi-hyphenate Donald Glover, who hinted in 2017 that he would retire his musical moniker, Childish Gambino, which was generated via a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. “Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore,” he told Huffington Post.

However, Glover said earlier this year on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he’s been “making a lot of music” under his alter-ego, so there may be hope for Cudi fans in the future. Let’s see what happens. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

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