Scott Mescudi (born January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, US), aka Kid Cudi is an American rapper and actor, who first gained attention after the release of his debut mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi“. This mixtape was released by New York City streetwear company 10.Deep on July 17, 2008 and was produced by Plain Pat and Emile.
The first Kid Cudi single “Day N Nite” was produced by Dot Da Genius and released February 5, 2008. It peaked at 53 in US Billboard Hot 100 and eight remixes were made for this song by Jokers Of The Scene, Pitbull, Jim Jones, Crookers, Coolie Buddz, Young Son, Jermaine Dupri and Trey Songz.
Remix from Italian duo Crookers became very popular in Europe and was released in January 12, 2009 on label Data Records. It was placed at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and became number 1 in UK Dance Chart. Remixes on this version of “Day N Nite” was made by Rusko, Bimbo Jones, D.O.N.S., Agent X, Mobin Master and TC.
Kid Cudi was featured on the longlist for the BBC News website’s Sound of 2009 poll of up-and-coming acts together with such artists as Little Boots, La Roux, Frankmusik, Lady GaGa, Passion Pit and Empire Of The Sun. Currently he is finishing up his debut album “Man On The Moon: The Guardians” for a Summer 2009 release.
Single: Kid Cudi vs Crookers – Day N Night (via 0daymusic.com)
Kid Cudi – Day N Night
Kid Cudi vs Crookers – Day N Night