Kid Cudi is a well-known hip-hop recording artist and actor from the United States, and his net worth is now estimated to be $16 million. It is common knowledge that he was a significant inspiration for a great number of alternative and hip-hop acts. Kid Cudi has collaborated with a variety of musicians, including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Snoop Dogg, and Michael Bolton, and his digital tracks have been downloaded over 5.2 million times.
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi was born on January 30, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is better known by his stage name Kid Cudi. Elise and Lindberg Mescudi welcomed a total of four children into the world, and he is the youngest of the bunch. Cudi was just 11 years old when his father passed away from cancer; his father’s passing had a long-lasting impact on Cudi’s personality and, consequently, his music. His father was a musician. After completing his first two years at Shaker Heights High School, he made the decision to transfer to Solon High School. After being kicked out of school for making threats to strike his principal, he went on to acquire his GED later in life. Cudi attended the University of Toledo for a year to study film before leaving after the first year to try to join the United States Navy but was turned down because of his juvenile arrest record.
Cudi traveled to Brooklyn with his uncle to become a rapper after rapping in high school. “A Kid Named Cudi,” his first full-length mix tape, drew Kanye West’s attention in 2008. Cudi wrote songs and featured on other artists after West signed him to GOOD Music. Rolling Stone touted Kid Cudi’s 2008 MTV Video Music Awards debut as an artist to watch.
“Man on the Moon: The End of the Day” was Kid Cudi’s 2009 debut. Cudi’s breakthrough single, “Day ‘n’ Nite,” was an international hit and reached the top five of the Billboard charts. The album peaked at number four. RIAA double-platinum. “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,” his second album, debuted at #1 on the US Rap and R&B charts and #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2010. Cudi established WZRD with Dot da Genius. Their 2012 debut album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. “All of the Lights” earned Cudi his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance that year.
Kid Cudi’s 2013 album “Indicud” topped the US Rap and R&B charts and placed #2 on the Billboard 200. “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” debuted at #2 on the US Rap and R&B charts and #4 on the Billboard 200 in 2014. Kid Cudi released “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” in 2015 and “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'” in 2016. Cudi released “Kids See Ghosts” featuring Kanye West. Many 2018 best-of lists included the self-titled album. “The Scotts,” a Travis Scott collaboration, was Cudi’s first Billboard Hot 100 Number One in 2020. Cudi launched Dream On and Wicked Awesome Records. Cudi announced “Man on the Moon III” in October 2020.
In 2009, Cudi dated Hollywood attorney Jamie Baratta on and off. Music’s power pair.
Cudi has a March 2010 daughter, Vada Wamwene Mescudi. In 2012, Cudi fought for custody of his daughter. After his child’s mother accused him of absenteeism, violence, and “long history of chronic drug and alcohol misuse,” Cudi gave up custody. Cudi and his attorney denied these charges, stating that Cudi did not give up custody and that his voluntary drug test was negative. He proved he had supported his daughter financially. The official custody arrangement is confidential. Cudi bought a Chicago property to be near his daughter.