Many successful rappers like Travis Scott and Kanye West have described Kid Cudi as one of the most influential and “realistic” rappers there is. These praises follow on from Cudi’s ability to be vulnerable in his lyrics while exploring his battles for mental health, something that is not normally the norm in the hip-hop music industry. Read on to learn more about the rapper’s career, as well as other facts such as his income and family.
Kid Cudi Bio (Age)
Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 30, 1984, and was baptized by Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. He is the youngest of four children of Elsie Harriet and Lindberg Styles Mescudi. His father was a World War II Air Force veteran who found work as a house painter and substitute teacher, while his mother was a choir teacher in middle school.
At the age of about 11, Cudi’s father died after a fight with cancer. The loss of his father is said to have had a detrimental effect on his personality, as he had some struggles with the law. For his education, he first attended Shaker Heights High School before moving on to Solon High School, where he was eventually expelled for threatening physical violence against his principal. He later completed his GED and enrolled at the University of Toledo for film studies, but dropped out after a year.
After failing to complete his college education, Kid Cudi tried to join the U.S. Navy but was rejected due to his poor youth police record. Since he had no other viable career option, the young man pursued his dream of becoming a rapper, as he had allegedly started honing his craft shortly after high school. He then left Ohio and went to New York, where he lived with his uncle for a while before he could get back on his feet.
While working on his music, Cudi found a minimum wage job, which he held for a while until his music reached the ears of hip-hop artist Kanye West through his then manager Plain Pat. West liked what he heard and offered Cudi a record deal, which led to his recording on his record label GOOD Music. The two then worked on a number of records, most notable songs like “Heartless”, “Welcome to Heartbreak”, “Paranoid” and “RoboCop”, which were featured on West’s album 808s & Heartbreak (2008).
In 2009, Kid Cudi was named in the XXL year class of freshmen in 2009 when he released his debut album “Man on the Moon”: The End of Day”, which included songs like “Day ‘n’ Nite”, “Make Her Say” and “Pursuit of Happiness”. Since then, he has released a total of six studio albums, gaining a large following for his creativity and originality.
On March 26, 2010, Kid Cudi and Jacqueline Munyasya welcomed a daughter named Vada Wamwene Mescudi. It is not clear what kind of relationship the musicians and the mother of his baby had before and after they gave birth to a child. However, two years after Vada was born, problems between the two hit the headlines when it became known that they were involved in a custody dispute.
It was later reported that the two had reached an amicable agreement and that Munyasya was to receive full custody. The exact details of the official custody agreement are not known to the public and remain private. Cudi, on the other hand, is said to have bought a plot of land near the home of the mother of his child in order to stay close to his daughter.
According to several sources, Kid Cudi has an estimated net value of $5 million. The multi-talented entertainer, who has built up a cult following with his works, earned his wealth primarily through his career as a musician as well as through his daring as an actor. Most notably, Cudi has sold more than 5.2 million digital singles and has made several successful tours, most notably the Glow in the Dark tour (with Kanye West) in 2008 and the Great Hangover tour (with Asher Roth and B.o.B) in 2009.
Kid Cudi stands at a height of 5 feet 8½ inch or 174 cm. The average built musician, who has black hair and dark brown eyes, weighs about 66 kg or 145.5 lbs. His other body measurements are chest – 38 inches or 96.5 cm, arms/biceps – 13 inches or 33 cm, waist – 33 inches or 84 cm.