Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
January 30, 1984
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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.
Cudi has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.
Cudi originates from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to New York to pursue his rap career.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Cudi releases “Pursuit of Happiness” – the final single from his debut album.
Cudi releases Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
Cudi is arrested in Chelsea for possession of a controlled substance.
Cudi forms rock band WZRD with Dot da Genius.
Cudi releases the first single from his second studio album, “Erase Me,” featuring Kanye West.
Cudi ventures into acting with an appearance in the HBO series How to Make It in America.
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.”
Cudi’s WZRD release their eponymous debut.
Cudi releases the album Indicud – announcing it would be his last under West’s mentorship and on the GOOD Music label.
Cudi drops EP Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon.
Designer Giuseppe Zanotti creates a sneaker inspired by Cudi.
Cudi releases rock album Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven with mixed reception.
Kid Cudi is announced as the new face of Coach.
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.
Cudi collaborates with Kanye West to create duo Kids See Ghosts. The pair release their eponymous debut studio album on GOOD Music.
Cudi teams up with APC for a collaborative collection.
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.