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Kid Cudi

Back in April of this year, fans of Kid Cudi rejoiced with the long-awaited release of “Leader of the Delinquents.” The new single marks the artist’s first solo single since 2016’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ and his first general release since dropping Kids See Ghosts alongside Kanye West in 2018. As with most major music releases in today’s pop-culture landscape, Cudi looked to further solidify his latest project with a thematic merch line designed by, arguably, the hottest commodity in fashion today; Virgil Abloh.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

Inspiration for the capsule’s creative apex lies in a characteristic render of “Cudders” himself grabbing his ‘junk’ while ‘flipping the bird’ to nearby paparazzi, with the text “Leader of the Delinquents” inscribed in a graffiti-style scrawl. To refresh, the image is an ode to an unpleasant run-in the rapper had with press outlet TMZ back in 2012. Playfully titled, Kid Cudi c/o Virgil Abloh “Pulling Strings,” the image finds itself accenting a clean white T-shirt, in addition to a 7” vinyl of the track, 12” picture disc and a cassette tape.

For those interested, you can cop Kid Cud’s new merch line through his official web store. In other collaborative fashion news, be sure to check out Supreme and The North Face’s new collection.