Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 30 January 1984. His name is Scott Mescudi. He grew up in a big family with two brothers and a sister. The rapper’s mother was a music teacher and taught the aspiring artist to love music.
Kid Cudi became a fan of hip-hop in high school. He was inspired by the work of such bands as A Tribe Called Quest and Pharcyde. Kid Cudi called his debut album, A Kid Named Cudi. It came out when the singer was just 20 years old. The rapper’s work was noticed by the famous artist, Kanye West, who offered the singer a contract with his label, Good Music. Scott readily agreed.
Cudi helped Kanye West record several singles, which became a part of his LP, 808s & Heartbreak. They were "Welcome to Heartbreak", "RoboCop", "Heartless", and "Paranoid".
In 2008, the rapper appeared on MTV Video Music Awards. He performed with such famous artists as DJ AM and Travis Barker. After some time, Cudi was noticed by such magazines as MTV news. He appeared in the MCs To Watch In 2009 list. Later, together with other artists, Kid Cudi was named one of the best hip-hop newbies by the XXL magazine.