Friday, January 30, 2009

What’s Kid Cudi About? - “Changing the world”

Kid Cudi - The new kid on the block talks to Flavour
As this is the trendsetters issue, Flavour had to introduce you to Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi, who is setting the pace for a whole new sound. His music fuses dance, rock, rnb and hip hop and he is currently the hottest new hip-hop artist in the US, and has signed to Kanye West’s label after catching the Love Lockdown artist’s attention with the release of his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. The singer features on Kanye’s latest album and has been supporting him on tour.

The artist whose real name is Scott Mescudi is finishing up his debut album for a spring 2009 release. With backing from Kanye and a knack for creating story-filled, feel good and emotionally conscious records, he’s set for big things. Flavour met up with him for a quick chat in London.

Who are you?
I’m just a man with the gift of song.
Nothing more, nothing less.

How old are you?
I am 24 years old. I’ll be 25 on January 30th. People tell me I should make up an industry age like say I’m 22 or something.

F**k that, I’m 24. So what?

What’s Kid Cudi about? Do you have a mission statement?
Changing the world.

Where are you based right now?
I’m based in New York because this is where I feel the most at home as far as being comfortable goes and just having all around good vibes. I got my peoples here.


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