Artistry is recognized as a wide-ranging talent paired with the capacity to apply it across different mediums. Amidst numerous performers, only a handful truly embody the essence of an artist, and Kid Cudi exemplifies this distinction admirably. His multifaceted body of work and unwavering dedication to continual growth serve as compelling evidence.
Recently, Cudi has introduced yet another intriguing addition to his already impressive portfolio.
Kid Cudi: The Profile Of An Artist
Kid Cudi is anything but average; that simply does not define him. As reported by EW, Kid Cudi’s entrance into the music scene was notably captivating because of his unconventional approach. Right from the beginning, it was evident that he was an artist who defied conventions and possessed a distinct and original approach to his craft. As EW notes,
“Beginning with his first mixtapes, he combined rapping with singing in a way that proved influential in pop music.”
In later years, he continued to grow and diversify his art. One of the standout features of his expansive body of work was his 2022 dynamic project “Entergalatic.”
This project stood out for its distinctive approach, as Kid Cudi combined an album with an animated feature to create a rich and immersive musical experience. The project’s reception served as clear evidence of its success and the significant artistic impact it had.
As reported by Revolt, “Entergalatic” garnered widespread acclaim from film critics, earning an impressive 93% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, speaking volumes of the project’s excellence.
Treading New Waters
Now, Cudi is testing new waters and immersing himself in a new medium: the comic world. In a recent appearance at NYCC (New York Comic Con), the artist revealed an impending comic book, “Moon Man.” This is amazing, as it will be his first foray into the art medium. Not only that, but it is a medium that few hip-hop artists cross over into.
Cudi’s Announcement: Moon Man
Cudi promises big things from this work. In the artist’s words,
“This might be one of the top three coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. I promise this comic will be unlike anything you’ve read.”
And that’s a big statement. This work is a collaborative project. Kyle Higgins serves as co-writer, and Marco Locati and Igor Monti contribute to the artwork.
The plot of the story is affixed around an astronaut by the name of Ramon Townsend. It follows Townsend as he navigates his life after returning from a mission to the moon that is described as near disastrous. According to the write-up, Townsend’s efforts in saving his crew led to a life of celebrity. But what good is a story without some intrigue?
As EW notes, “certain moments during that mission weren’t captured by cameras, and they will change Ramon into something the world has never seen before.”
More About Moon Man
This is a project that is certainly worth looking forward to. It’s always amazing to discover new depths of talent in the artist one supports. Kid Cudi is a prime example of someone who sets ambitious goals and relentlessly pursues them, which is truly inspiring.
A statement Cudi once made is exemplary and stands as a staunch reminder of what an achiever’s mindset looks like. His wisdom is crystal clear in the statement, “Don’t wait for anyone’s approval when you know what you are capable of.”
Ive never lead a movie or a tv show until I made my own show after 14 years of workin in this business. Make it happen for urself. Dont wait for anyones approval when u know what ur capable of. Industry didnt give me a chance? Cool. Did it myself to critical acclaim 😌
— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) October 18, 2022
That’s sound advice that anyone can follow. For those interested in checking out “Moon Man,” the comic will be available on Jan. 31, 2024.
Written by Renae Richardson