fter much anticipation, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum sonic visionary, artist, producer, actor and director Kid Cudi proudly presents his anxiously awaited ninth studio album, INSANO, out now via Republic Records. It stands out as his first full-length offering since 2022 and features Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, DJ Drama as well as the late XXXTentacion. Check out the full tracklisting below.
Once again, Cudi elevates the culture with an unpredictable and undeniable body of work powered by his uncanny ability to naturally trailblaze and break boundaries. The album’s expansive scope manifests in the form of interdimensional alternative hip-hop. Cudi debuted the album with an exclusive sold out listening event at the famed Hollywood Palladium.
The INSANO album art will come with 4 cover-art variations featuring artwork by renowned artist and designer, KAWS as well as one rendition featuring a character by renowned multimedia artist Glassface. Check them out HERE.
Kid Cudi and KAWS also collaborated on a collection of 8 pieces, which features standouts like the multi-level pile rug, a 500-piece puzzle, classic heavyweight cut + sew garments that Cudi is always known to deliver + more. Available for a limited time exclusively on shop.kidcudi.com – images available HERE.
Cudi bulldozed the way for INSANO with “AT THE PARTY” (with Pharrell Williams & Travis Scott). Beyond posting up millions of streams, NME hailed it as “hypnotic,” and Rolling Stone praised, “speaker-rattling kick drums, bass thumps, and an array of heady synths that flit between psychedelic and sinister. Kid Cudi matches that mood.” US Weekly christened it “a mid-autumn club banger,” while HYPEBEAST raved, “it’s a great reminder of the chemistry between the two that’s aided by the stellar contribution of Pharrell.”
The last time we heard from Cudi was on 2022’s ENTERGALACTIC—which landed in tandem with the companion NETFLIX project of the same name that was recently nominated for an EMMY Award for “Outstanding Animated Program”. Beyond piling up hundreds of millions of streams, Pitchfork hailed it as “some of his most purely enjoyable music in a decade.” Upon arrival, it bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and emerged as his seventh Top 20 debut on the respective chart. Plus, it earned a nomination in the category of “Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album” at the NAACP Image Awards.