On November 10, 2011, Kid Cudi revealed that the only [[guest appearance]] on the album would be Australian [[indie-rock]] band [[Empire of the Sun (band)|]].refref On November 18, 2011, Kid Cudi renamed the band once again to WZRD (pronounced one letter at a time W-Z-R-D), and announced that the album would be released on his 28th birthday, January 30, 2012.refrefref In December 2011, Cudi revealed "[[The Wizard (Black Sabbath song)|]]", as performed by [[Black Sabbath]], inspired his use of the term "Wizard".refref On November 20, Cudi announced via Twitter that the album would not contain any [[profanity]], including the use of the word "[[nigga]]".ref Kid Cudi released "Brake", a song from the album on November 21, 2011. The next month, on December 5, Cudi released a [[wikt:snippet|]] of "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie", the album's [[lead single]].
On January 4, 2012, Cudi confirmed on Twitter that there would be a for the [[eponym]]ously titled album, [[WZRD (album)|]], beginning in Europe.ref On January 12, [[Dot da Genius]] took to Twitter to announce that he and Cudi decided to push WZRD back to a February 28, release date: "Hey guys, WZRD update. Me and Cudi have been working on our debut album and it’s almost near completion. We are in the final stages of mastering but we really had to take time and pay attention to the sonics as this is new territory for us. With that being said, we have decided to change the release date. We are looking roughly at Feb 28th. Y’all know how Cudi is’ and I’m the same way. Everything has to be in place and now it is. I know it’s late notice, we were trying to keep the date but got wrapped up making this album perfect for y’all. However for making you guys wait a little longer we will release ‘Brake‘ & ‘Teleport 2 Me‘ on iTunes on the previously said date. AS WELL AS ‘DOSE OF DOPENESS‘. Hopefully that will hold you guys over until the album drops!"refrefrefrefrefref