Kids See Ghosts (stylized in all caps) is the eponymous debut studio album by American hip hop duo Kids See Ghosts, composed of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. It was released on June 8, 2018, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. Prior to the album, West and Cudi enjoyed a strong relationship as close friends and musical allies since meeting in 2008, and expressed a desire to record a collaborative album. However, the album never materialized and the duo instead experienced brief falling outs in 2013 and 2016. They reunited a year later, where the album's first studio sessions began.
The album features guest contributions from Pusha T, Yasiin Bey and Ty Dolla Sign, as well as a vocal sample of Louis Prima, who is credited posthumously as a featured artist. It features prominent production from both members of the duo, with further contributions by Dot da Genius, Mike Dean, Evan Mast, Plain Pat, BoogzDaBeast, Benny Blanco, Jeff Bhasker, Justin Vernon, Noah Goldstein, Andrew Dawson, Cashmere Cat and André 3000, among others. The cover art was designed by Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who previously created the album artwork for West's third studio album Graduation (2007).
Kids See Ghosts was the third of five seven-track albums produced by West in Jackson Hole as a part of the "Wyoming Sessions", each being released weekly in the summer of 2018. The album succeeded the release of Pusha T's Daytona and West's Ye, and preceded the release of Nas' Nasir and Teyana Taylor's K.T.S.E. The album was released to widespread critical acclaim, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 142,000 album-equivalent units in its first week of sales...
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