Kid Cudi Receives Breakthrough Award at Critics Choice Black Cinema | HipHopDX

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Published on: Nov 4 2022, 1:53 PM PDT

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Kid Cudi is set to be honored with the Groundbreaker Award at next month’s fifth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television awards show in Los Angeles.

Cudder will be honored alongside the likes of Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Berry Gordy and more at the Dec. 5 gala event sponsored by the Critics Choice Association.

“The celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the past five years,” CCA CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement (via Billboard). “We are thrilled to be able to recognize such outstanding projects across both film and television and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”

The Cleveland native won the Groundbreaker Award for his outstanding performance as Jabari in the Netflix series he created earlier this year titled Intergalactic.

“It’s such an honor. I never win anything can’t wait to celebrate with all the amazing legends this December,” Cudi wrote on Twitter after learning of the honor.

Comedian Bill Bellamy is set to host the ceremony on December 5 inside LA’s Fairmont Century Plaza.

“It has truly been a year to celebrate,” added CCA board member Shawn Edwards. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience in film and television made choosing our honorees for this milestone year very difficult.”

It was a long way to go Intergalactic to finally land on Netflix on September 30 after Cudi first announced the project during the summer of 2019. He’s so proud of the final product that Cudder considered it the “greatest work of art” he has created in his career.

“ENTERGALACTIC is the greatest piece of art I’ve ever made,” he declared earlier this year. “I’m so damn proud of this show. You have no idea what you’re getting into. 3 years in the making. I’d say see the show first and then consume the album.”

Kid Cudi Suggests ‘Entergalactic’ Is His Last Album: ‘[I’m] Closing the chapter on Kid Cudi’

On the music side of things, Kid Cudi has assembled his flagship Man on the moon trilogy into a limited edition vinyl box set designed by KAWS.

The six-LP box set contains all tracks from Cudi’s Man on the moon series – 2009s Man on the Moon: The End of DayThe 2010s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rage and the 2020s Man on the Moon III: The Chosen — along with an accompanying large-format booklet containing rare photos.

Available now, the collectible also comes with its own cover art created by KAWS, which combines elements from the first two Man on the moon covers. The black-and-white artwork features a KAWS-themed astronaut — complete with X’d eyes and gloves — slumped over in a chair in front of a full moon.

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