Kid Cudi
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Kid Cudi

Famous As
Rapper, actor
Birth Name
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
Birth Date
Jan 30, 1984
Birth Place
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Kid Cudi Biography

%cKid Cudi% was born on January 30, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio by the name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. Having a huge passion in music, he dropped out of college and moved to Brooklyn to pursue a career as a rapper. He then became affiliated with Fool's Gold, the label of DJs %cA-Trak% and %cNick Catchdubs%.

In 2008, Cudi released a mixtape called "A Kid Named Kudi" as a free download. Blending various genres from more conventional Hip-Hop and alternative rock to jazz and soul, the mixtape caught the attention of %cKanye West% who signed him to his label, GOOD Music, later that year.

The hit single from the mixtape was "Day 'N' Nite". The song peaked at number 3 on Billboard Hot 100 and ruled U.K. Dance Tracks chart. A bunch of remix versions from this single were outed. %cPitbull%, %cJermaine Dupri% and %cTrey Songz% were some of the rappers who re-recorded the track.

Following the success of "Day 'N' Nite", Cudi was recruited to lend his vocal on West's 2008 studio album "808's & Heartbreak". He was also credited for writing West's two songs, "Paranoid" and "Heartless". His first TV appearances was at 2008 MTV Video Music Awards alongside %cTravis Barker% and %cDJ AM%.

In February 2009, Cudi performed "Day 'N' Nite" on %cSnoop Dogg%'s talk show "Dogg After Dark". He also sang at mtvU's Spring Break special. Cudi was officially signed to Universal Motown in April 2009, becoming %cAkon%, %cLil Wayne% and %cBusta Rhymes%' labelmate. Already having heavy fans base, he teamed up with fellow new rapper %cAsher Roth% for their own headlining roadshow dubbed "The Great Hangover Tour".

A month before he inked a deal with Universal Motown, Cudi wrote a message on his blog, telling fans that he had no intention to make a second album. At that time, he reasoned, "The drama that comes with it is more overwhelming than I was dealing with when I was piss-poor broke." Days after that, he clarified his announcement. During a live concert at 2009 SXSW Music Festival, he pulled out his retirement vow.

His debut album "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" was dropped on September 15, 2009. Initially titled "Man on the Moon: The Guardians", it featured collaborations from %cKanye West%, %cCommon%, %cClipse%, %cMGMT% and Snoop Dogg.