Kid Cudi Expands 'INSANO' With New 'NITRO MEGA' Album f/ Pusha T, Lil Yachty, and More (UPDATE)

This year will also see Cudi joining Red Hot Chili Peppers on a pair of tour dates, as well as the release of a new memoir.

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UPDATED 2/23, 12:44 p.m. ET: After a slight delay, Kid Cudi has delivered the INSANO-expanding NITRO MEGA.

The 59-minute project features Pusha T, Lil Yachty, Chip Tha Ripper, Wiz Khalifa, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Steve Aoki. Tucked into the 18-song tracklist are the long-awaited official releases of "Rocket" and "Dose of Dopeness," two older cuts.

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Kid Cudi, who’s soon set to join Red Hot Chili Peppers on a pair of Return of the Dream Canteen-supporting tour dates, is going INSANO on his new album.

As fans will note, INSANO, Cudi's ninth solo studio album, was originally set for a 2023 release but was ultimately pushed back so he could ensure listeners were getting "the best version of myself."

DJ Drama shows up on opening track “Often, I Have These Dreamz,” which rolls into the featureless “Keep Bouncin.’” Travis Scott, ASAP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, and Young Thug are enlisted elsewhere across the 21-track album, with his "The Scotts" collaborator Trav appearing twice. The Entergalactic follow-up also features a posthumous appearance from the late XXXTentacion.

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Dive into INSANO here. The record's cover art is credited to artist and designer KAWS, who previously worked with Cudi on a Man on the Moon trilogy box set.

Ahead of his latest album, Cudi performed at the 2023 edition of ComplexCon, where he previewed INSANO during a headlining set that also counted classics like "Soundtrack 2 My Life." Coming soon from Cudi is a recently announced memoir he says will inspire readers to "live your life to the fullest."

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