TDIM - Kid Cudi's Birthday - 30th Jan
Posted On 30th January, 2014 @ 10:45 am by MTV EDITOR

Kid Cudi's Birthday

“I have all these revelations as I'm writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.”

Today is Kid Cudi’s birthday! His real name is Scott Mescudi. He is an American hip-hop recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. He rose to stardom after the release of his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi. The mixtape caught the attention of American record executive and rapper-producer Kanye West, who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label, in late 2008. Cudi's association with West and the GOOD Music label, as well as his breakout single "Day 'n' Nite", led him to prominence.

In 2009, Cudi had teamed up with American record producers Plain Pat and Emile Haynie, to launch their record label imprint entitled Dream On, in partnership with Universal Motown and Kanye West's GOOD Music. In 2013, Cudi announced his departure from GOOD Music, to focus on Wicked Awesome Records; he left on good terms and is still heavily associated with the label, appearing on West's sixth album Yeezus, later that year.

Globally, Kid Cudi has sold over 5.2 million digital singles and has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Ratatat, Snoop Dogg and Michael Bolton. With his originality and creativity, as well as the emotion he conveys in his music, Cudi has amassed a large cult-like following among high school students, college students and stoners alike. In 2010, Cudi starred in the HBO series How to Make It in America, as part of the main cast, until its cancellation in 2011. He has also starred in twoshort films Maniac and Cruel Summer. Kid Cudi is set to appear in the upcoming 2014 Need for Speed film, and has also made appearances on television shows such as One Tree Hill, The Cleveland Show and the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Here are top 5 tracks by Kid Cudi-

Day ‘n’ Nite

Pursuit of Happiness

Memories

Mojo so dope

Just What I Am

We wish this artiste a very Happy Birthday!

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