“Entegalactic”, this is the title of the Netflix original animated special that can be seen starting today on the American streaming platform.
Initially conceived as an animated TV series, this special created by Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi aka Kid Cudi, tells the story of Jabari – voiced by Mescudi himself – a charming artist on the threshold of success who, after a chance meeting with his photographer neighbor, Meadow, will be faced with the choice of whether or not to let love into his life.
Also available today on Spotify is the self-titled album, made by Kid Cudi and heard about since 2019, in which the soundtrack of the special is contained.
What makes the project even more fascinating is to discover that the costume design within the special was created by the late Virgil Abloh. In fact, it is no coincidence that “Entegalactic” is being released today, Sept. 30, the 42nd birthday of the designer and creative who passed away prematurely on Nov. 28 last year.
When it came to defining the fashion details of the show, Cudi made sure that each character wore something different in every single espisode. Executive producer Kenya Barris told how they made sure each character stayed true to contemporary trends and aesthetics.
Cudi, in an interview in conjunction with the series on Netflix’s YouTube channel, spoke of his friend Virgil’s untold legacy and how he consistently represents a decisive inspiration, as well as reiterating how integral Abloh’s work for the series was to the story itself.
Below you can see the interview Kid Cudi gave on the occasion of the release of “Entegalactic”.