January 30, 1984 in Cleveland
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Scott Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi (/ËˆkÉªd ËˆkÊŒdi/ KID KUD-ee, often stylized KiD CuDi), is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. After moving to Brooklyn, New York, with aspirations of becoming a rapper, Cudi initially gained recognition after the release of his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi, which he released in 2008. The mixtape caught the attention of American record executive and rapper-producer Kanye West, who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music record label, in late 2008.