by: David Klemow
by: David Klemow
Dec 7, 2020
It has been 11 years since Kid Cudi planted his flag on the moon. Now, the beloved Man on the Moon trilogy will officially come to an end on December 11 with Cudi’s highly anticipated final installment, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen.
Just ahead of the LP’s release, the Cleveland-native emcee shared the project’s extensive tracklist, artwork, and delivery date much to fans’ excitement. Following suit with the lengthier format set by its predecessors, 2009’s The End of Day and 2010’s follow up, The Legend of Mr. Rager, Kid Cudi’s final Man on the Moon entry will be presented in four acts across 18 tracks. Notably, the album doesn’t host much guest work, with Trippie Redd, Phoebe Bridgers, Skepta, and a posthumous appearance from Pop Smoke landing as the project’s only features.
Cudi’s first two Man on the Moon LPs are both widely considered to be genre classics now. Before the launch of the Man on the Moon trilogy in 2009, when Cudi was a far from the arts icon he is today, his debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi landed on a similarly unrecognized Brooklyn-based record label called Fool’s Gold Records. The mixtape made noise behind its standout single, “Day N Nite,” which would go on to jumpstart Cudi’s career. Now, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen finds Kid Cudi at a much different status than the lonely, misunderstood stoner he emerged on the scene as, and if history has taught us anything, its that we might have a future classic just around the corner. Watch the trailer for Man on the Moon III: The Chosen below.
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