Kid Cudi and Eminem have teamed up for new song, “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” which is out now through Republic Records. You can check the track out below.
Kid Cudi’s daughter, Vada, announced the collaboration — which is the first time the rappers have joined forces — in a video post Kid Cudi shared via Twitter on Wednesday.
During “The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”, the duo rap about recovery and current events, among other subjects. “Yeah, it’s been a minute, but I’m back in it,” Kid Cudi raps at the opening of his first verse, which discuss late-night jaunts, rehab and going through the “dark and the light.” Eminem broaches the topics of the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality in his verse. “Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse,” he raps. “Other half are just p_ed off and don’t want to wear a mask.”
“The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady” is Kid Cudi’s third song of the year, following “Leader of Delinquents” and his collaboration with Travis Scott, “The Scotts.” Released in late April, the song debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Cudi’s first time atop the chart.
Outside of music, the rapper is also set to star in HBO series We Are Who We Are and recently announced a collaboration with Kanye West on their own animated series, KIDS SEE GHOSTS, based on their 2018 collaboration of the same name. While full details, including a premiere date, have yet to be revealed, the pair dropped a trailer several weeks ago. Directed by pop artist Takashi Murakami (who also designed the KIDS SEE GHOSTS album cover) the trailer features characters voiced by West and Cudi.
Meanwhile, in March, Eminem collaborated with Jessie Reyez on her song “Coffin.” He released his 11th album, Music to Be Murdered By, in January, which includes the single “Godzilla.”