Kid Cudi is an American hip-hop
recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
After moving to Brooklyn, Cudi 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 Kanye West,
who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label, in 2008.
January 30, 1984 ( age
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Hip hop, rock
Rapper, singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, actor
Vocals, guitar, Maschine production system
WZRD, Common, Dot da Genius, Kanye West, King Chip
Kid Cudi Quotes
"I was working at this restaurant in Cleveland. There was this white dude in his 40s who
was cool as shit and would tell me, "Youre funny and people like you.
You need to move the f*ck out of Ohio and just do this." My uncle told me I could come out
there and stay with him in the South Bronx until I got on my feet. Id never met him; this was my
fathers older brother, the last of my fathers siblings, so I wanted to make that connection anyway.
I moved in 2004 with my little demo and maybe $500."
"My uncle that I lived with passed in 2006. We were actually beefing because
he forced me out the house when I didnt have another situation set up, so I was bitter.
I never apologized for it, and that kills me. Thats why I wrote "Day 'n' Nite." If he wasnt
there to let me stay with him those first few months, there would be no Kid Cudi. It f*cked me up
watching him go, but it was like, "I have to fulfill this destiny now for sure." Things were moving
but they werent solidified yet. I had "Day n Nite," we were just getting started, and I was like,
"This shit has got to pop off." I wasnt taking no for an answer."