Birth Name: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date of Birth: January 30, 1984
*Mexican, African-American (father)
Kid Cudi, also credited as Scott Mescudi, is an American rapper, musician, and actor. His father, Lindberg Styles Mescudi, had Mexican and African-American ancestry. His mother, Elsie Harriet (Banks), is African-American, originally from Tennessee. He is known for his tracks “Day N Nite” and “Make Her Say“, from his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
Cudi has a unique style, which could be described as alternative hip-hop, with some rock influence. He is associated with artists like Kanye West and Common.
Kid’s paternal grandparents were Charles Manitow Mescudi and Essie Viola Lawson (the daughter of Ephraim Lawson and Flora Swaney). Charles was born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico. Essie was born in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, to a Canadian-born father and a Pennsylvania-born mother. Both of Kid’s paternal grandparents were listed as being black on United States Censuses. It is likely that Kid’s paternal grandfather was of mixed Mexican-African ancestry. Kid’s paternal grandmother was African-American.
Sources: Kid’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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