Kid Cudi: She Knows This – The Rager, The Menace Part 1 (Artist Spotlight Stories)

Cudder heads back to space in his new album, dropping the third installment of the Man On the Moon series — and the first since 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.

In a candid interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Cudi opened up about his creative process, starting new chapters, working with Kanye, Travis Scott, and Eminem, and how he decided it was time for another Man on the Moon.

“I was already in a really good place working on Intergalactic, going crazy on the Scotts sh*t, had that in the chamber. But then I was making something else that didn’t fit those two projects,” he recalled. “And I think after two or three songs, I was like, ‘Whoa, this sh*t really feels like a Man on the Moon.’ Like, this is what the universe is telling me to make here. I think after two or three songs, I was like, ‘This is it.’ I made ‘Tequila Shots,’ ‘Another Day,’ and ‘She Knows This,’ I believe…. And that’s why you hear ‘Tequila Shots’ and it sounds like such an introduction. It sounds like you pick right back up where we left off 10 years ago.”

Download: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen – Kid Cudi