Kid Cudi's weird CD art -- The Kanye West protege talks about the far-out cover of his upcoming album

By Simon Vozick-Levinson
August 28, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

For his eagerly awaited debut, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (due Sept. 15), breakthrough rapper Kid Cudi commissioned an odd image. Huh? ”I was thinking Star Wars, Blade Runner, Tron,” he says. ”The album is like a dream: I’m on a whole other world by myself.” Apparently so!