Kid Cudi returns with first solo single since 2016, 'Leader of the Delinquents'

It has been four years since Kid Cudi has offered new solo material, though he’s certainly kept busy since 2016’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. The Cleveland emcee linked with longtime collaborator Kanye West for a joint Kids See Ghosts project in 2018, and held down one of the year’s most buzzworthy sets at Coachella 2019. That summer, Cudi announced his seventh studio album, Entergalactic and now, nearly a year later, we have a first glimpse at the upcoming record with lead single “Leader of the Delinquents.”

The new single arrives via Republic Records and while there’s no official release date in place for Entergalactic as of yet, a fully fleshed album rollout seems imminent now. On “Leader of the Delinquents,” Cudi’s inimitable sound remains fully intact, turning in topical bars on the state of things from the rapper’s ever-creative perspective. With a new album up his sleeve and acting credits in HBO’s Westworld and this summer’s upcoming Bill & Ted reboot, Cudi currently has his foot to the floor with new material underway. Listen to “Leader of the Delinquents,” below.