“Dang son! You gonna miss CuDi!” as a fan shouted into his cellphone yesterday evening in front of BAPE New York. To coincide with KiD CuDi‘s sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, long time supporter (and former employer) A Bathing Ape released a limited edition KiD CuDi The Rager T-Shirt at its SoHo location yesterday. And though no formal announcement was made, most CuDi fans intuitively knew the artist would make a special appearance. The queue started the night before around 9:45 pm with a few die-hards braved near zero temperature overnight to claim their spot. Most came around the early morning hours between 7 to 10 am. By late afternoon, the line-up swelled to near 1000 people, and it was long before they took up not one but both sides of the street. To alleviate boredom and the cold, fans started a festive routine, cheering any UPS trucks or cyclists rolling down the already busy Greene Street. Then around 6:45 pm, a customized pick-up truck rolled around the corner to the squeals of gals and shouts of guys. Knowing how long his fans waited in the cold, CuDi wasted no time and begin performing hits from past, present, and beyond, all to the echoing sound of the participating audience.
*NOTE* For those holding a raffle ticket from last night. Be sure to check BAPE US website today to see if you are the winner.