Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi (often stylized as KiD CuDi), is an American singer, rapper, record producer and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
With his originality and creativity, as well as the emotion he conveys in his music, Cudi has amassed a large cult-like following. Cudi's first full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi (2008) caught the attention of American rapper-producer Kanye West, who signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008.
As of 2019, Cudi has released six studio albums as a solo artist and has sold a combined 16 million records and has worked with numerous prominent artists in the music industry, including Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, MGMT, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Michael Bolton.
After signing to GOOD Music, Cudi has since gone on to launch his own record label imprints, the now-dissolved Dream On and current independent label Wicked Awesome Records.