Kid Cudi Releases Surprise New Album, 'Satellite Flight'

Rapper also scores role of Ari's assistant in 'Entourage' movie

Kid Cudi performs in Mountain View, California.
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February 25, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Kid Cudi pulled a Beyoncé last night, releasing his new album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon on iTunes as a total surprise. "Time to make the world stand still," he tweeted.

Addressing his fans as "fellow galaxy travelers," the rapper hinted that something would be hitting the digital store at midnight, tweeting a picture that teased "Tickets to Copernicus Landing will be available for purchase via iTunes in the next 2 hours… so pack up and stay tuned to this feed for the link."

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"Copernicus Landing," it turns out, is one of the ten tracks on the album, which follows up Cudi's 2013 LP, Indicud. Cudi hinted at a possible physical release for Satellite Flight as well, pointing out that the album's release date was originally listed on iTunes as April 29th, adding with a wink, "but that's a glitch. Or is it."

Along with the new album, Cudi hasn't slowed down on acting either: Deadline recently reported that he'd scored a role in the upcoming Entourage movie, filling the mighty big shoes of Lloyd as talent agent Ari Gold's (Jeremy Piven) new assistant. Cudi has previously appeared in a handful of TV shows, including a recurring role HBO's How to Make it in America and a recent guest spot on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While the Entourage movie is currently filming, Cudi will make his big-screen debut on March 14th when he appears opposite Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul in Need For Speed.

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