Kid Cudi

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, a half-Mexican, half-African-American hip hop artist from Cleveland, Ohio, dropped a mixtape in 2008 called A Kid Named Cudi, which caught the ear of Kanye West. Mr. West featured him on “Welcome to Heartbreak” from the hit album 808s & Heartbreak. Drawing inspiration from avant-garde groups like A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde, Cudi’s debut LP Man on the Moon: The End of the Day garnered critical success and helped him break into acting. In 2010, Cudi became a co-star in the non-canceled HBO series How to Make It In America. but never shied away from his music. In 2013, the GOOD music MC released his latest LP Indicud in late April.

Kid Cudi - 2009 Red Carpet Interview (American Music Awards)

Music video by Kid Cudi performing 2009 Red Carpet Interview (American Music Awards). © Dick Clark Productions