ComplexCon is back on the West Coast for its fourth annual two-day get-together from Nov. 2-3. The Cudderverse takes centerstage on Saturday night, with additional performers and panelists set to be announced in the weeks ahead of the Long Beach Convention Center-set spectacle.
Cudi is also on the new cover of Complex's digital issue alongside none other than Bape founder (and all-around icon) NIGO®. For those up on their Cudi facts, the cover shoot does mark only the second time the two have ever hung out face to face. The first time, of course, happened way back, when a pre-fame Cudi was an employee at the Bape store in SoHo.
As always, Pharrell Williams serves as cultural director and host committee chair of this year's ComplexCon happenings. Familiar ComplexCon presence Takashi Murakami is also back aboard, providing his unique vision as a host committee board member and general mastermind behind the aesthetic aspects of the event.
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As touched on in the new cover story, the release of Cudi's 2018 instaclassic seven-track Kanye collab album Kids See Ghosts was followed by a brief period in which he tinkered with the idea of taking a five-year respite.
With his upcoming Entergalactic project, however, Cudi found himself drawn back in by the power of his own music.
"The music was something that just called to me," Cudi explained in Karizza Sanchez's feature, which can be (and should be!) read in full right here.
As for what to expect musically from his Entergalactic project, Cudi's most recent update confirmed he's still very much in the business of pushing envelopes. This time, for example, Cudi has penned "a lot" of songs about love and relationships from the perspective of a character.
There have also been repeated mentions of additional entries in Kids See Ghosts' currently one-album-strong discography, so Cudi fans should prepare for a feast in the months and years ahead, complete with a Bill & Ted movie.