Kid Cudi (the former lonely stoner) is determined to reinvent himself despite being in the early stages of his musical career. After dropping two successful hip-hop albums—2009’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day and 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager—Cudder returned from a one-year Twitter hiatus in January and announced plans to release a rock album titled Wizard, with some help from “Day & Nite” producer from Dot Da Genius. On Friday (November 18) Cudi issued another update via Twitter, revealing a new group name for the duo, plus a January 30 release date for the album.
First, Cudi confirmed that he and Dot Da Genius are working with a new group name. “News update! Me and @DotDaGenius are no longer called 2 Be Continuum,” he wrote. “The world will call us W Z R D, which is short for WIZARD.” He added that the upcoming project is currently untitled, but confirmed that it will be… free of profanity. Fans were apparently a little dismayed by this tidbit.
“Haha man some of yall really upset theres no profanity?? You know songs can be written with out them right?” tweeted Cudi in response to their questions.
The album is currently set for release on January 30, which also happens to be Cudi’s birthday, but fans can expect a teaser sooner than that. “Were gonna release a snippet of the first single soon,” he wrote. “You will be pleased. Ladies, your gonna have something to shake those booties to.”
Will Kid Cudi stick to the script this time or can fans expect another twist in the zany career of Mr. Rager?