The Kid Cudi Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Kid Cudi

The Kid Cudi Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Kid Cudi

by Emily Smith


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Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi (pron.: /?k?d ?k?di/ kid kud-ee, often stylized KiD CuDi), is an American hip-hop recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. A singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer, Cudi is signed under his own record label, Wicked Awesome Records and Republic Records. He first gained major attention after the release of his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi (2008). This resulted in him signing with Kanye West's record label GOOD Music in the Fall of 2008. In 2009, his debut single "Day 'n' Nite", reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. "Day 'n' Nite" was included on the mixtape as well as his debut studio album Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009), which was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2010, he released his second studio album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, preceded by the release of two singles "Erase Me" and "Mr. Rager", which were released to moderate success.
In 2009, Cudi, alongside record producers Plain Pat and Emile Haynie, launched Dream On, a record label in partnership with Universal Motown and Kanye West's GOOD Music. In October 2010, Cudi had announced he was teaching himself how to play the guitar and the he would be forming a rock band, now internationally known as WZRD, with frequent collaborator and longtime friend, record producer Dot da Genius. On February 26, 2011, Cudi announced that the Dream On label had been dissolved due to differences. In April 2011, while performing at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, Cudi announced he was launching his very own label, Wicked Awesome Records. WZRD ultimately released their eponymous debut album on February 28, 2012. The album debuted at #3 on the US Billboard 200 chart and at #9 on the Canadian Albums Chart, while also debuting on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums at #1, respectively.
Kid Cudi has sold over 4.6 million digital singles and has worked with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Snoop Dogg and Michael Bolton, among many other high-profile artists. 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.

This book is your ultimate resource for Kid Cudi. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Kid Cudi's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Kid Cudi, 808s, 88-Keys, Alternative hip hop, Ambition (Wale album), Asher Roth, Ben Breedlove, Bryan Greenberg, Cage (rapper), Common (entertainer), Consequence (rapper), Cruel Summer (GOOD Music album), Cruel Summer (film), D'banj, David Guetta, Did It Again (Shakira song), Dogg After Dark, Dot da Genius, Emile Haynie, Erase Me, Eraser (album), Far East Movement, Fright Night (2011 film), GLC (rapper), GOOD Fridays, GOOD Music, Give the Drummer Some, Gorgeous (Kanye West song), Greg Wells, Heartless (Kanye West song), Hip hop music, Hipster hop, Hit-Boy, How to Make It in America...and more pages!

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488503290
Publisher: Emereo Pty Ltd
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,002,577
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.48(d)

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