The Kid is back, and he’s a proper grown up. Kid Cudi returns with “Leader of the Delinquents,” lifted from his forthcoming seventh studio album Entergalactic.
It’s the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist’s first solo music since his 2018 collaboration with Kanye West, Kids See Ghosts, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
“Leader of the Delinquents” marks Cudi’s first solo music since 2016’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
The new tune has a heavy vibe, over which the Cleveland rapper rhymes on today’s world, drugs and mental health. He opens, “Hello friends, Cudder again/ Gotta smack ’em with some shit before the world ends/ Same old denims, worn for days/ I been home makin’ jams and many wonderful waves.”
“Leader of the Delinquents” dropped at midnight via Republic Records. Cudder teased Entergalactic last year, and announced he would executive produce, star, write and soundtrack an animated Netflix series based on the LP.
There’s no word on a release date for the album.
Stream it below.