Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi often stylized as KiD CuDi), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
He was born on January 30, 1984.
In late 2008 the American rapper-producer Kanye West signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint. This happened after his first project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi
In early 2008, Cudi released his debut single "Day 'n' Nite", which became a worldwide hit. It was later featured on Cudi's seminal debut studio album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009), which was eventually certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2017.
In 2010, he released his second album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, and formed the rock band WZRD with his long-time collaborator Dot da Genius. Their eponymous debut album (2012) debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
Cudi has since released the solo albums Indicud (2013), Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon (2014), Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven (2015), Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' (2016), and Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (2020). Cudi's joint album with West, under the eponymous name Kids See Ghosts (2018), was met with widespread critical acclaim and was named among the best albums of 2018. In 2020, Cudi earned his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Scotts", a collaboration with American rapper Travis Scott.