One strike after another wouldn’t bring down Kid Cudi, who was born on January 30, 1984. He began rhyming in 2003 at 19 years old with the decisive conviction to follow in the steps of his hip-hop idols and Kanye West. In 2005, he decided it was time to pursue his dream and moved from his native Ohio to New York City with only his demo tape and a few dollars. And that’s what his dream cost because while working as a shop clerk, in 2007, he posted a ‘Day ‘n’ Nite’ sample to MySpace and it went viral on the internet. The rest is history.
When speaking about Kid Cudi, born January 30, 1984, we speak about someone whose voice is that of an entire generation of millennials and zoomers. He was born to an African-American mother and a father of African-American and Mexican descent. Sadly, at age 11, he suffered the loss of his father to cancer. You would think these strokes would make him tough and cold as a rock, but he’s usually described as a sensitive soul.
In 2003, he began rhyming as he finished high school and moved to New York City to increase his chances of success. In 2006, he casually met Kanye West at a store. He saw West’s face reflected in a Jesus piece and that’s how he knew he was his idol. He introduced himself and his body of work, to which West responded positively. In 2007, he posted ‘Day ‘n’ Nite’ to social media and the song appeared on many different websites. It finally reached West who had been well acquainted with his music, thanks to Plain Pat — and that’s how he was signed to the GOOD Music record company.
With the support of West’s label, he was able to release “A Kid Named Cudi” in 2008 and the “Man on the Moon” album series between 2009 and 2010. In 2013, he left GOOD Music on amicable terms — his reason for leaving was because he expressed his wish of establishing his very own imprint. After a good 2010 era filled with album releases, including two platinum disc certifications in 2018, he presented the last installment of the “Man on the Moon” series in 2020, bringing a flawless end to his journey to the stars. But we know he still has much more to offer in the future.
After finishing high school, he starts rhyming with his friends in undisclosed places.
He leaves Cleveland, Ohio, to try his luck on the East Coast.
He releases ‘Day ’n’ Nite,’ which explodes on the internet, and Kanye West offers his praises.
The album is produced by Plain Plat, West’s manager.
He makes a guest appearance in the T.V. show “One Tree Hill.”
“Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin” is released.
“MotM3” is the perfect finish to an interstellar trip to success.
Why We Love Kid Cudi
The themes of his music
Though a lot of rappers prefer talking about street struggles, Cudi explores another domain associated with these struggles. This is mainly the mental struggles one has to endure and how it relates to street life.
He is an avid internet user
From blogging in the late 2000s to writing his own tweets today, he always found unique ways to manifest his own voice on the internet. We love how expressive he is.
He had the chance to work with his idol
In a matter of one year, he went from being Kanye West’s fan to being a colleague. He admired him and one year later both were working in Hawaii.
5 Surprising Facts
He was a blogger
It was filled with thank you messages of juvenile orthography to everyone involved in any of his first projects, such as the release of his mixtape.
He tried joining the Navy
The Navy didn’t allow him to join, alleging that he couldn’t be accepted due to his past behavior and aggressive adolescence.
He wasn’t very good with instruments
He tried playing the piano, guitar and even trumpet, but he was not very good at them.
The 2015 B.T.T.F. sneakers
In an interview with Conan O’Brien, he claimed he had bought five pairs of the 2015 “Back To The Future” special-edition sneakers.
He’s a big fan of Andy Kaufman
He is such a big fan that the comedian inspired the name of his “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” album, alluding to a REM song about Kaufman, which was called ‘Man on the Moon.’
Kid Cudi FAQs
Is Kid Cudi related to Travis Scott?
He is Travis Scott’s uncle.
What problems does Kid Cudi have?
He has dealt with anxiety and depression most of his life.
How did Kid Cudi become depressed?
He said in his Amazon Prime docuseries that he was consuming cocaine again after many years of being clean.
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