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Kid Cudi

REAL NAME

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi

BORN

January 30, 1984

HOMETOWN

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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RECORD LABEL

Republic

WHO IS KID CUDI?

Kid Cudi is an American rapper best known for his revolutionary approach to hip-hop which has earned him the respect, friendship and mentorship of big names in rap. He first caught the attention of Kanye West with his debut mixtape and arrived in the hip-hop world in grand style with hit single “Day N Nite.” He has continued to inspire and innovate ever since.

WHERE IS KID CUDI FROM?

Cudi has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.

WHAT IS KID CUDI’S RELATIONSHIP TO KANYE WEST?

Cudi became West’s protege after the pair met in 2008. Cudi’s first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, caught the attention of West who signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label. Cudi worked with West on his 808s & Heartbreaks album. West contributed as executive producer on Cudi’s debut record.

EARLY YEARS

Cudi begins rapping and moves to New York City to pursue a musical career.

Cudi lives with his uncle, who – after kicking him out – later inspired the hit single “Day N Nite.”

Cudi meets Kanye West.

2008

Cudi drops mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, which catches the attention of future mentor, musical friend and collaborator, Kanye West.

Cudi’s debut single “Day ‘n’ Nite” reaches the Billboard charts. Cudi joins Jay-Z and West to work on The Blueprint 3 and 808s & Heartbreak.

He receives co-writing and vocal credits on tracks “Heartless,” “Welcome to Heartbreak,” “Paranoid” and “RoboCop.”

2009

Cudi’s debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day is released. The concept album is narrated by rapper Common. Cudi teams up with clothing company BAPE.

The collab features Cudi on a range of graphic tees alongside the label’s mascot, Baby Milo. The pair have continued to collaborate since.

2010

Kid Cudi releases “Pursuit of Happiness” – the final single from his debut album.

Kid Cudi releases Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.

Kid Cudi is arrested in Chelsea for possession of a controlled substance.

Kid Cudi forms rock band WZRD with Dot da Genius.

Kid Cudi releases the first single from his second studio album, “Erase Me,” featuring Kanye West.

Kid Cudi ventures into acting with an appearance in the HBO series How to Make It in America.

2011

Kid Cudi announces a collaboration with Surface to Air. He releases a leather jacket collection with the label and can be seen donning the jackets himself in the music videos for “All of the Lights” and “Mr Rager.”

2012

Cudi’s WZRD release their eponymous debut.

2013

Cudi releases the album Indicud – announcing it would be his last under West’s mentorship and on the GOOD Music label.

2014

Cudi drops EP Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon.

Designer Giuseppe Zanotti creates a sneaker inspired by Cudi.

2015

Cudi releases rock album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven with mixed reception.

Kid Cudi is announced as the new face of Coach.

2016

Cudi makes his hip-hop return with his sixth album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’.

Cudi joins the cast of Empire for the third season. He plays an independent musician.

2018

Kid Cudi collaborates with Kanye West to create duo Kids See Ghosts. The pair release their eponymous debut studio album on GOOD Music.

Kid Cudi teams up with APC for a collaborative collection.

2019

Kid Cudi announces he is teaming up with adidas on his own pair of sneakers. Cudi teams up with Cactus Plant Flea Market on an exclusive merch collection.

Cudi announces his next album, Entergalactic, will soundtrack an upcoming Netflix series co-created by himself and Kenya Barris.

Cudi announces that he is starting his own podcast.

We Finally get a preview of the highly anticipated Kids See Ghosts animated show.

The Man on the Moon makes another film appearance in Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Kid Cudi and Cactus Plant Flea Market give us some exciting Rolling Loud Merch.

2020-2021

Kid Cudi’s first adidas sneaker is a nod to all things intergalactic.
Cudi releases his highly anticipated Man on the Moon III.

Kid Cudi is not a fan of the way people are using his music on Tik Tok.

Kid Cudi releases his highly anticipated A Man Named Scott documentary, giving us insight into his universe.

2022

The Man on the Moon continues to blur gender roles in fashion in an exciting way during the CFDA awards.

Kid Cudi releases his A24 horror movie “X”.

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