Kid Cudi is one of the biggest artists leading the charge for diversity in the music industry. While he started off small, the rapper blew up into the mainstream with his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. Since then, Cudi has had a long yet turbulent career.

Cudi’s debut album, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, has remained a cult-classic for the fans. The rapper even experimented with Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven, which was not loved by the fans as it featured an attempt by the rapper to feature a grunge sound.

Kid Cudi was recently a guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. During the interview, he addressed many things. One of the most interesting tidbits came from a story about how he started off as a rapper and changed his name.

My first rap name when I first started when I was, like, 15 was Lil Scott. I just was a big fan of Lil Wayne at the time and we were, like, close in age so I was like, ‘Oh, this is a young dude doing his thing, that’s pretty cool.’ So it started off with Lil Scott.

Kid Cudi then revealed that his first mixtape helped him come up with a better name. He said that when you have to announce who you are and this is your mixtape, his nickname ended up being “Kid Mescudi” which eventually became Kid Cudi.

The rapper is now starting a new phase of his career as an actor. Cudi will appear alongside the huge star-studded cast of A-list actors such as Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, and Meryl Streep in the upcoming sci-fi satire Don’t Look Up.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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