Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States), better known by his stage name KiD CuDi, is a Grammy award nominated rapper and singer who first gained attention after the release of his debut mixtape a KiD named CuDi which he released in collaboration with New York street wear brand 10.Deep.
The mixtape caught the attention of Kanye West and led to Cudi’s signing to the G.O.O.D. Music Label. His debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, was released September 15, 2009. The album has since been certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the US. His second studio album, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr Rager, was released on November 9th 2010. His third studio album, Indicud, was released on April 16, 2013. In addition to his solo career, Kid Cudi is also a member of the alternative rock duo WZRD.
Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in the diverse upper class suburb of Shaker Heights. Just prior to receiving his GED he attended Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and also Solon High School in Solon, Ohio. Cudi first began rapping towards the end of high school, inspired by alternative hip hop groups such as The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. He moved to Brooklyn, New York to pursue a music career.