Kid Cudi has announced he teamed up with Star Trek for a brand new collaboration that will include him recording a new song.
On Friday, which also happens to be Star Trek Day, the 39-year-old teased the collaboration with a trailer released on YouTube. In the clip, the Moon Man is sitting down in full Captain Kirk Star Trek garb as the camera zooms in on his face.
Once the camera gets close enough, Cudder stands up and fixes himself while smiling. The next scene shows a tagline that reads, “STAR TREK X KID CUDI OCTOBER 2023.”
The collaboration is titled, “Boldly Be,” and comes with a new song inspired by Star Trek, a video game component, and a fashion line. The term comes from the Vulcan IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) philosophy, suggesting that “vast variables create truth, beauty, and strength.”
Cudi has always been a fan of outer space and credits his father for putting him on to Star Trek when he was younger. “I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad, who is single-handedly responsible for turning me into a fan,” Kid Cudi said in a statement. “The most important thing to me is to be as authentic as possible.”
He continued, “Star Trek’s mission has always been about having a hopeful future, and when I was first approached about this project it was the perfect marriage of all the things I believe in—being brave and a hero by doing what’s right and fighting for freedom. I can’t wait to share my love of this incredible franchise with the world.”
In 2014, Cudi explained to Entertainment Weekly that he’s always been someone who had always been fascinated by space, and Star Trek caused that.
“I’ve just been obsessed with space since I was a kid, ever since I entered the planetarium on a field trip,” he said. “And I’d hang out with my dad, watching Star Trek. That was a huge thing for the two of us, watching Star Trek every night. He’d tell me, ‘This is educational.’ Space fascinated me as a young kid and still does to this day. With every album I do, I like to incorporate some space theme.”