Man on the Moon III follows Cudi’s 2009 debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day and 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
Cudi previously said he was working on an album titled Entergalactic, inspired by his upcoming adult animated music series for Netflix. “I’m trying my hardest to still introduce new sounds and push the envelope, sonically,” he told Complex in September 2019. “So it’s still gonna be like everything that people love about Kid Cudi music. The only difference is that it’s gonna be told from a different perspective.”