Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi is the real name of the American hip-hop recording artist Kid Cudi (stage name). He was born on 30th January 1984 at Cleveland, Ohio. Besides being a sensational rapper Cudi is an actor, songwriter, singer, a record producer as well as an excellent guitarist.
Inspired by the alternative hip-hop groups including The Pharcyde and Tribe Called Quest, Cudi commenced rapping towards the end of his high school career.Cudi then without hesitation signed under Republic Records as well as his own imprint (The Wicked Awesome Records).
Cudi’s first came to limelight after the release of his much anticipated full-length project. This was a mistape dubbed, A Kid Named Cudi, in 2008. The mixtape caught the attention of many including the American producer and rapper Kanye West. The record executive saw the talent in Cudi and decided to sign up him in his Good Music label as the 2008 worn off.
The popularity of Kid Cudi kept on expounding in 2009 when his debut single “Day n Nite” was featured in the top five of the Billboard Charts. This debut was incorporated in the mixtape and studio album “man of The Moon” in 2009 which was rated 5-star by the Recording Industry Association of America.
With Plain Pat and Emile Haynie in 2009, Cudi launched Dream on Imprint in partnership with Good Music and Universal Motown. He progressed in his career by learning guitar and by 2010; he had formed his rock band WZRD with Dot da Genius. And in April 2011 he launched Wicked Awesome Records under which he later in 2012 made a recording with WZRD releasing Eponymous debut album
“Man of the Moon II” was his second studio album and a sequel to his first which was then preceded by “Erase Me” and “Mr.Rager debut singles. Not stopping, in 2013, Cudi released his 3rd studio album “indicudi”. This album was produced by Kid Cudi himself and peaked #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. This obviously became his highest-charting album on other several charts. The album was spawning the singles: “immortal”, “Just What I Am” and “Girls”.
Kid Cudi has amassed a huge following and has sold over 4.6 million digital singles. He has also worked with the renowned celebs like Jay Z and Kanye West. He has been starred in various films including Cruel Summer and his set to be featured in the 2014 upcoming film, “Need for Speed”.