Entergalactic - How Kid Cudi’s epos will influence the next generation.
The US streaming service Netflix has become one of the biggest trend bases worldwide. Following huge documentaries like Travis Scott’s „Look Mum I Can Fly“, Kid Cudi has revealed that he will be releasing a new album called “Entergalactic“, which will be accompanied by a new Netflix animated series of the same name.
The series will be made in collaboration with black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Ian Edelman will be writing and executive producing the show. In a press statement, Netflix says they will “follow a young man on his journey to discover love“. Both projects have yet to receive a precise release date but are set to be expected in 2020.
Kid Cudi, who is well known for his brutal honesty in his lyrics, changed the culture of rap and how it's looked at. Releasing his debut album “Man on the Moon: The End of Day“ September 15th in 2009 he rapped his truth on stand out tracks such as “Soundtrack 2 My Life“ and “Pursuit of Happiness“. What makes these songs stand out are the topics he rapped about, such as his inner demons and emotional struggles.
„I’m super paranoid, like a sixth sense
Since my father died, I ain’t been right since
And i tried to piece the puzzle of the universe
Split an eighth of shrooms just so I could see the universe
I try and think about myself as a sacrifice
Just to show the kids they ain’t the only ones who up at night“
[Lyrics of “Soundtrack 2 My Life“]
Huge artist like A$AP Rocky cited that Kid Cudi’s music is a major inspiration. Travis Scott moreover said Cudi’s early music saved his life and I personally can attest to that as his music found me in a really though period of my life and actually made me feel less alone!
Since the album was released, society’s attitude towards mental health has shifted quite a bit. Mental health is talked about more openly and Kid Cudi definitely played a significant part in influencing this movement, being the first rapper in the industry to really go into depth about the seriousness of mental health. Kid Cudi’s music will always stand the test of time and will only get more valuable to the next generation. Expanding his communication medium to audiovisual experience is only the consequential next step to stay on track with the so-called „Generation Netflix“ - people who should probably listen to and watch „Entergalactic“.