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Scott Mescudi, bka KiD CuDi, is an interesting character to say the least. Dude went from myspace to Hot 97 off of the strength of Day N Night: a TWO YEAR OLD song. Maybe the radio was slippin’ (nah really they were). Plus the Jim Jones remix played a role in it’s success. Nevertheless that’s unheard of.
He doesn’t really go in when he raps and he’s not the best singer. But he knows how to craft songs that people want to hear. That talent, along with a GOOD MUSIC cosign and a left of center look, gives him an edge in not only rap, but pop music in general.
I’m not the biggest fan but it’s hard to deny that he’s on the cusp of becoming a big name. Hell I think Kanye bit his steeze a little on 808s. That’s saying alot, especially considering Ye sold millions of albums when he was in his “only nigga with a benz and a backpack” phase.
Of course CuDi’s potential for success all depends on if his album drops this year and gets that good promotion. If not everything will fall by the way side. That’ would be quite unfortunate especially considering that we could bear to hear more new talent in rap.
Man on the Moon: The Guardians should drop sometime later this year. Wikipedia says late summer 09 but you know how that goes. In the meantime enjoy that A Kid Named Cudi tape above. You can download it via the link provided thanks to 10Deep. Check out Funk Flex’s interview with Cudi as well. It’s chopped into two parts.
KiD CuDi – A Kid Named CuDi
KiD CuDi interview w/ Funk Flex part 1
same interview part 2