Kanye West & Kid Cudi Reveal Haunting Takashi Murakami-Created Cover for 'Kids See Ghosts'

Kid Cudi and Kanye West
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Kid Cudi and Kanye West in New York City on May 2, 2011. 

Two days before Kanye West and Kid Cudi are slated to host a listening event in Los Angeles for their collaborative Kids See Ghosts album the dynamic duo unveiled the provocative cover art early Wednesday morning (June 6). Unlike the cover art to West's new album, 'Ye, which was reportedly shot on the rapper's iPhone on his way to last week's Wyoming listening party, the image for Ghosts was painted by acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

The pastel-colored painting features a ghostly figure riding atop a sperm-shaped monster with sharp teeth and haunted eyes flying through a forest with a mountain in the background. Ghosts is due out on June 8.

West previously collaborated with Murakami on the cover for his Graduation album. Back in April, West teased the re-up with Murakami with a tweet featuring an image of the sperm-like creature alongside two anime-like figures standing over the album title.