1. Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi , is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
2. Cudi first gained major recognition following the release of his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi .
3. The mixtape caught the attention of American rapper-producer Kanye West, who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008.
4. Cudi has since gone on to launch his own record label imprints, the now-dissolved Dream On and current independent label, Wicked Awesome Records. Initially a rapper, Cudi has since added singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, music video director and film composer, to his repertoire.
5. As of 2015, Cudi has released five studio albums as a solo artist.
6. In 2010, he released Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, which was preceded by “Erase Me” and “Mr. Rager”.
7. Later in 2010, Cudi formed a rock band, now known as WZRD, with his long-time collaborator Dot da Genius, releasing one eponymous debut album, in early 2012.
8. The album debuted at number one on the Top Rock Albums chart. In April 2013, Cudi released Indicud, which became his highest-charting album on multiple charts.
9. In February 2014, Cudi unexpectedly released his fourth album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, exclusively to digital retailers with no promotion.
10. Cudi has since appeared in several feature films, including Goodbye World, Need for Speed and Entourage.
11. In addition, he has made appearances on television shows such as One Tree Hill, The Cleveland Show and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
12. In 2015, he became the co-host on the IFC series, Comedy Bang!
13. His father was of African-American and Mexican-American descent, while his mother is African-American.
14. He was expelled from the school for threatening to punch his principal and would later earn his GED.
15. Cudi first began rapping towards the end of his high school career, inspired by alternative hip hop groups such as The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest.
16. Shortly after he moved from Cleveland, a BAPE store opened up in the city, where he later applied for a job: