Kid Cudi and Kanye West teased an animated series that both are set to star in. The CGI-animated teaser, which corresponds to the pair’s 2018 album, Kids See Ghosts, was directed by Takashi Murakami.
William J. Sullivan and Kid Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, provide sound design.
KIDS SEE GHOSTS ANIMATED SHOW TEASER!!
DIRECTED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI
KANYE BEAR VOICED BY KANYE WEST
KID FOX VOICED BY SCOTT MESCUDI
SOUND DESIGN BY WILLIAM J. SULLIVAN AND SCOTT MESCUDI
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) June 26, 2020
— ye (@kanyewest) June 26, 2020
The video stars Kanye Bear, voiced by West, who appeared on the cover art of his early albums College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation. Mescudi voices Kid Fox. Both of them are sucked into another dimension in the dream-like video, only to be saved by Kanye Bear’s Yeezy’s sneakers before arriving at the base of a Gothic castle. The track “4th Dimension,” a track featuring Louis Prima from the pair’s 2018 album, plays in the background.
No other information about the project has been announced.
For West, the new series comes as the rapper announced a new 10-year partnership with GAP. He recently announced he would donate $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. His most recent project is Jesus is Born, released on Christmas under his Sunday Service Choir. In April, Mescudi released his first solo song since 2016, “Leader of the Delinquents.”
West and Mescudi teamed up for Kids See Ghosts under the same stage name in June 2018. It addresses several topics, including mental health. The seven-song album, a rap-rock and psychedelic-infused hip-hop record, includes collaborations with Pusha T, Ty Dolla Sign and Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey. It samples several people including Marcus Garvey, Kurt Cobain, Napoleon XIV and Prima.
Kids See Ghosts debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was recognized as one of 2018’s best albums by Billboard, Slant Magazine, Complex and Pitchfork. West joined Mescudi at Coachella in 2019 to perform singles from their joint project.
Photo Credit: April Seise