Make Her Say ft. Kanye West & Common
Pursuit of Happiness ft. MGMT & Ratatat
” Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the suburb of Shaker Heights. His father, a house painter, substitute teacher and World War II Air Force veteran, was Mexican-Native American while his mother, a middle-school choir teacher at Roxboro Middle School, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is an African-American. Mescudi’s father died from cancer when he was eleven years old; his death would have a significant effect on his personality and subsequently his music.
Mescudi attended Roxboro Middle School and Shaker Heights High School for two years before transferring to Solon High School. It was towards the end of high school that Mescudi first began rapping, inspired by alternative hip hop groups such as The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. After earning his GED, he studied film at the University of Toledo, then dropped out after his freshman year. He moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 20 to pursue a music career. He released his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, in collaboration with New York street-wear brand 10.Deep as a free download. The mixtape quickly caught the attention of Kanye West, which in turn spawned his signing to GOOD Music later that year. ”
Also, Kid Cudi featured Cleveland’s Chip tha Ripper on his debut album.
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Welcome To Heartbreak – Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi
Hyyer ft. Chip tha Ripper
This song has such a sick sample.