KiD CuDi

Scott Mescudi otherwise know as Kid Cudi is not a super huge influential artist but I choose to write about him because of his different style of music in the world that differs from the typical mainstream hip hop. The Cleveland rapper came to prominence from his mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” in 2008 as well as his vocals on famous albums by Jay Z and Kanye West, “The Blueprint 3” and “808’s and Heartbreak”. Kid Cudi became very popular after his first album release “Man on The Moon: The End of Day” in 2009 which included the hits “Day ‘n’ Nite” “Make Her Say”, and “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Kid Cudi was clearly different than any other rapper of the time after his debut album release because his lyrics pertained to kids around the world going through struggles, but also about his life and growing up feeling lonely in hopes to show people they are not alone. Aside from his lyrics, what separated Cudi from other rappers was his production/beats. Being a fan of rock groups like Ratatat, Nirvana, and Green Day his beats were very unique and out of this world. The main porducers of this album included Emile Haynie, DotDaGenius, Plain Pat, Kanye West, and Free School among others who can be credited with creating these unique “trippy” beats Cudi is so famously known for. Fast forward 6 years, 4 albums, and drastic musical evolution of his work Kid Cudi is preparing to release his newest album on December 4th, 2015. Don’t expect the rapper Cudi that you may know him for, like many artists he is changing each year and at this point in his career he has taken up the electric guitar and is rocking out in this one. Kid Cudi is one of the most meaningful artists out there and speaks the truth and is real with his music and fans.


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