Birth Name: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 30, 1984
*Mexican, African-American (father)
Kid Cudi, also credited as Scott Mescudi, is an American singer, rapper, record producer, and actor. 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.
His father, Lindberg Styles Mescudi, had Mexican and African-American ancestry. His mother, Elsie Harriet (Banks), is African-American, originally from Tennessee.
Both of Kid’s paternal grandparents were listed as being black on United States Censuses.
Kid has a daughter.
Kid’s paternal grandfather was Charles Manitow Mescudi (the son of Joseph Mescudi and of Vaira Escudara/Escudero). Charles was born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico. It is likely that Charles was of mixed Mexican-African ancestry.
Kid’s paternal grandmother was Essie Viola Lawson (the daughter of Ephraim/Epriam/Ephream Lawson and Flora/Floretta Swaney/Sweeney). Essie was black, and was born in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, to a Canadian-born father and a Pennsylvania-born mother.
Genealogy of Kid Cudi (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Kid’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org