'Leader of the Delinquents': Kid Cudi releases first solo music in 4 years, fans call it 'a masterpiece'
Cudi collaborated with Kanye West in 2018, but this marks his first solo project since his sixth album in 2016
In preparation for his upcoming album, 'Entergalactic', rapper, singer-songwriter and producer Kid Cudi has dropped the official version of his song, 'Leader of the Delinquents', after previously teasing it on an Instagram Live last week. This is Cudi's first solo work since his sixth studio album 'Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', which was released in 2016.
His most recent work was 2018's 'Kids See Ghosts', which was the debut album of a collaborative project of the same name with Kanye West.
"Cudder wit a surprise drop," tweeted one fan, while another stated "can we just agree to one thing? kid cudi humming can literally cure depression and that's exactly how he starts that banging new track he dropped tonight." One fan joked, "Cudis hummin is actually what Moses used to split the seas"
Another added, "He made it out that dark place and bringing us all out with him." Cudi has been vocal about his struggles with mental health in the past, including his addiction to anti-depressant medication, depression, loneliness and suicidal thoughts.
Cudi also tweeted out one specific line of his new song, which goes "But sometimes I wanted to shoot my f*ckin face off Im talkin game over / Defeated the boss," to which fans responded, "Yo that verse hit different. Literally my fav part from the track"
"KING CUDSWORTH SLAYED THE DEMONS," tweeted another fan.
Many were thankful to Cudi for speaking up about mental illness. One fan stated, "Thank you for spilling it all out, helps a lot of us with mental health issues. I know sometimes people say why do I go to some dark music but it truly helps me out of it. Keeps me moving forward #CudiSaves."
And another tweeted, "Cudi’s new song makes me feel like my old self tbh".
Many fans were also overjoyed that they were getting new music from the artist while in quarantine. One fan tweeted, "@KidCudi’ s new track made me feel really happy for the first time of this lockdown," Another said, "Thank you! Finally some new music during quarantine!"
And most fans praised the song and Cudi's ability to constantly churn out good music, stating "KID CUDI NEVER MISSES" as well as "'Hello friends, cudder again' The flow, the hums, the whole production is a masterpiece. Thank you @KidCudi I love u sm #LeaderOfTheDelinquents"
Not everyone was feeling the track, however. One user tweeted, "Bro this kid cudi single isn’t even all that."
Cudi also tweeted, "Im just gettin warm baby," implying we're going to get a whole lot of new music and maybe more from him soon.
Stream 'Leader of the Delinquents' here.