Leader of the Delinquents

Album: single release only (2020)
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  • Here, Kid Cudi crowns himself "Leader of The Delinquents" as he rhymes about his mental health issues, substance abuse, and the vicious circle of "fame and loneliness." He also explores why he's amassed such a niche in the rap world and touches on some romantic relationships.
  • Released on April 14, 2020, the song is more old-school Cudi rather than the more melodic route he took after his first few albums. Indeed, Cudi first unveiled the track during an April 21, 2012 performance at SUNY Geneseon when he rapped the track's first verse and chorus.
  • Cudi's longtime friend and collaborator Dot Da Genius produced the track. Their history dates back to the rapper's 2008 breakthrough song "Day 'n' Nite."

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