Kid Cudi took the Internet by storm with his 2008 breakout single, “Day ‘n’ Nite,” which scored two Grammy nominations in 2010. Cudi also released an EP on Fool’s Gold by the same name
In 2012, the Cleveland native and Brooklyn resident returned to the Grammys, this time taking home an award for “All of the Lights,” a collaboration with Kanye West, Rihanna and Fergie from Cudi’s 2009 release, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, which also delivered the Ratatat-produced hit, “Pursuit of Happiness,” featuring MGMT. Cudi followed The End of Day in 2010 with the full-length sequel, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
He also produced a self-titled collaboration with Dot da Genius as the duo, WZRD. In 2013, he released Indicud, an 18-track record featuring contributions from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, RZA, King Chip, and former Fleet Foxes drummer, Father John Misty.