Born In: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Kid Cudi is an American rapper and actor best known for his ‘new wave’ of rap music which has inspired a lot of other artists, including Kanye West. He entered the American hip hop and rap music scene with his first mixtape, ‘A Kid Named Cudi,’ in 2008.’ By then, Kanye West had become one of the most respected names in rap. Kanye listened to Kid’s music and was immediately driven to get in touch with him. Soon, Kanye signed Kid for his label, ‘GOOD Music,’ and this gave a major boost to Kid’s career. Kid began as a rapper, but also ventured into song-writing, music production, video direction, and acting, acing each aspect of the entertainment industry. In 2008, he released his first single, ‘Day ‘n’ Nite,’ and announced his grand arrival, with a spot among the top five tracks on the ‘Billboard’ charts. The following year, he released his debut album, ‘Man on the Moon: The End of the Day.’ The album received a ‘Gold’ certification by RIAA. Since then, Cudi has released five more studio albums and has proved to be one of the most successful musicians of this generation. He has redefined an entire genre. He has also acted in some popular TV series and films, such as ‘Need for Speed’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine–Nine.’
Also Known As: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
father: Lindberg Mescudi
mother: Elsie Mescudi
siblings: Dean Mescudi, Domingo Mescudi, Maisha Mescudi
children: Vada Wamwene Mescudi
Partner: Vada Wamwene Mescudi
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Mexican American
Notable Alumni: University Of Toledo
City: Cleveland, Ohio
education: University Of Toledo
Kid had a difficult childhood as his parents fought over petty issues. His father died of cancer when Kid was elevn years old. This had a serious impact on his psyche, but music turned out to be an effective savior. However, the death of his father plunged him into depression.
Kid attended ‘Shaker Heights High School’ and was then transferred to ‘Solon High School.’ While he was fairly disciplined in the initial years, he turned into an aggressive person, as he approached his senior years. He started getting into fights and was expelled from school for threatening to punch the principal. However, he managed to join the ‘University of Toledo’ as a film student, though he dropped out after a year.
In 2008, he released his first single, Day ‘n’ Nite, followed by the mixtape ‘A Kid named Cudi,’ which grabbed the attention of Kanye West. Kanye was looking for some inspiration for his next album, and he was mesmerized by Kid’s emotional approach towards music. Day ‘n’ Nite became a top 5 bilboard hit.
Following his initial success, Kid Cudi appeared alongside many artists, such as Solange and Snoop Dogg. He released a song ‘Sky Might Fall’ for the teaser soundtrack of the film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.’
In September 2009, he released the album Man on the Moon: The End of Day to a roaring success and it sold more than a million copies in its very first week. The album was among the top five of many music charts and went double platinum. Soon, Kid announced his upcoming collaborations with various artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Clipse, 50 Cent and Travis Baker.
His second album, ‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,’ was released in November 2010. The lead single, titled ‘Erase Me,’ was done in collaboration with Kanye West and was a success. His stint with Kanye continued for a couple of more years, during which the duo appeared in Kanye’s singles and in his collaborative album with Jay-Z, ‘Watch the Throne.’
In February 2014, Kid Cudi released an extended play (EP) titled ‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’ exclusively for the retail market. The album was a success and peaked at the fourth spot on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. He promoted his album extensively on different platforms.
In 2016, Kid Cudi released another album, ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin,’ which promised to be a sure-shot success even before its release, owing to the hype surrounding it. Rumors of his conflict with Kanye were somewhat addressed, when a single featuring both of them was leaked on social media.
Kudi is said to have dated attorney Jamie Baratta, in 2009. However, they broke up in 2012. In 2010, Kudi's first daughter named Vada Wamwene Mescudi was born.