Hi, I'm Scott | Scott Mescudi | TEDxSHHS

  • Опубликовано: 18 дек 2015
  • Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up and his career path in the music industry.
    Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Kid Cudi began rapping while attending Shaker Heights High School and later Solon High School. In 2004, Kid Cudi moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his rap career. He released his first mixtape, “A Kid Named Cudi,” in 2008. The mixtape earned Kanye West’s attention, leading him to sign Cudi to his GOOD Music imprint. As an up-and-coming artist, Cudi contributed hooks and lyrics to songs by West and Jay-Z, including “Heartless,” “Paranoid” and “Already Home.” These collaborations set the foundation for Kid Cudi’s successful solo career. He signed with Universal Motown in 2009 and released his first full-length album later that year. Cudi earned his first three Grammy Award nominations in 2010, two for his single “Day ‘n’ Nite” and one for the collaboration “Make Her Say.” In 2012, he won two Grammy Awards for “All of the Lights,” a collaboration with West, Rihanna and Fergie.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Комментарии • 4 900

  • Joaquin Campos
    Joaquin Campos 12 часов назад

    Best ted talk ever!!!!!!!!

  • emz 1nonly
    emz 1nonly 17 часов назад

    this man inspires me so much

  • Ladessa Marie
    Ladessa Marie День назад

    I have so much love for this man, I've never really loved an artist and not for this long ya know. Like I've been rocking with Cudi since Day n Night on that game Midnight Club La remix that was what, over 10 yrs ago and I've never come across any other artist whose music was so timeless and I always liked majority of not their entire albums. His demeanor is so beautiful and warm you couldn't pay me to speak anything against him

  • Hopeless Mindless
    Hopeless Mindless 2 дня назад

    I’ve always listen to pursuit of happiness but lately I’ve been going threw some stuff and it’s made me sad and stop eating and that song came on last night and it touched me cause I’m really trying to find happiness but it’s hard I need to accept how things are and move on I have so much to live for but it’s hard ...

  • Manuel Santos
    Manuel Santos 3 дня назад

    He would make a good actor

  • James Fessenden
    James Fessenden 3 дня назад

    This guy looks like kid cudi

  • Saul Bermudez
    Saul Bermudez 7 дней назад +1

    He looks just like kid cudi

  • omar jamaleddin
    omar jamaleddin 9 дней назад

    Greatest ted talk ever

    GAMINGWZRD 10 дней назад

    Thank you Cudi

  • mende75
    mende75 10 дней назад

    His smile grabs my heart. Goodness.

  • Joe O
    Joe O 12 дней назад

    He's so sincere.

  • StarPatrickStarBOB
    StarPatrickStarBOB 13 дней назад

    Ive watch this way too many times...i love scott

  • Karan Odedra
    Karan Odedra 15 дней назад

    Feel The Love

  • Trixskii
    Trixskii 15 дней назад


  • Brian Thomas
    Brian Thomas 17 дней назад


  • Max Neyer
    Max Neyer 18 дней назад

    So he did try all the sports

  • Maydara
    Maydara 19 дней назад

    This man has a lot of energy and he inspires me even though I'm 32 now.

  • Abde Samad
    Abde Samad 20 дней назад

    each year i watch this speech. one of a kind

  • J.P. Kalfakis
    J.P. Kalfakis 21 день назад

    Cudi saved my life! I got a lot of love and respect for him!❤️🙏🏼💯

  • Avery Baglio
    Avery Baglio 21 день назад

    Such a babe, such a beautiful soul

  • Xerxes
    Xerxes 22 дня назад

    Happy birthday Cudder

  • Slim Shady
    Slim Shady 22 дня назад

    Happy Birthday I love you

  • Indigo Uchiha
    Indigo Uchiha 22 дня назад +1

    Happy Birthday to one of the 🐐 & my favorite artist !

  • fantem commander
    fantem commander 23 дня назад

    I love him and this video so much

  • Xenia Jordan
    Xenia Jordan 23 дня назад

    Happy Birthday, Kid Cudi! From one Aquarian to another!!
    Know daily you are held in the light. 🧡

  • Juan Ortiz
    Juan Ortiz 23 дня назад


  • Greta Latham-Demant
    Greta Latham-Demant 24 дня назад

    I love him so much mannn

  • Abijah Foundation.
    Abijah Foundation. 25 дней назад

    Hi, I'm...

  • Markus Ramon
    Markus Ramon 25 дней назад

    The most relatable rapper of all time

  • federico cura
    federico cura 26 дней назад

    messi o kid cudi?

  • Precious Williams
    Precious Williams 26 дней назад


  • NightWeevil 7787
    NightWeevil 7787 26 дней назад

    I just love watching this over and over just to see him speak

  • Brandon Whitley
    Brandon Whitley 27 дней назад

    needed this

  • Paul Huang
    Paul Huang 27 дней назад +2

    cant believe he came back to shaker. We don't deserve him

  • deni1470
    deni1470 27 дней назад

    6:54 he could still "feel the love"

  • Lilly ay
    Lilly ay 28 дней назад +1

    He got the same goat laugh as Travis Scott

  • Mishizzzle s
    Mishizzzle s 29 дней назад

    I want a kid cudi tattoo!!

  • Denzel
    Denzel Месяц назад


  • Jrdan Mrrisey
    Jrdan Mrrisey Месяц назад

    His sister, is my engineering teacher. Shes sucks. Hes great, her not so much.

  • Mohamad _9gh9
    Mohamad _9gh9 Месяц назад

    He and kanye are talking just like eachother😐 specially in 4:32

  • Sweaty Crackz
    Sweaty Crackz Месяц назад

    Did he just say hi I'm Scott?

  • dyami gerhold
    dyami gerhold Месяц назад

    Been a fan since he first came out with Day & Night when I was 8, amazing music and amazing guy, he was a role model for me then and is still a role model for me now. 🙌👌🙏💪

  • Nick Lucken
    Nick Lucken Месяц назад

    He’s the best, wish he would come talk to my school or something

  • Guinnevere Paxton
    Guinnevere Paxton Месяц назад

    Thank you for sharing, you inspire me

  • Joshua Halleman
    Joshua Halleman Месяц назад

    ♥️♥️♥️ Love this. Thank you, Scott. Beautiful human being!

  • Andreana Gianelle
    Andreana Gianelle Месяц назад

    I love Scott with my whole heart

  • 999 :'
    999 :' Месяц назад +1

    The only celebrity that I can relate to

  • pacerboi15
    pacerboi15 Месяц назад

    Well im still alive... Its all your fault kid cudi. My fam appreciates it

  • Dirty Dan
    Dirty Dan Месяц назад +3

    Where did he buy that jacket???

  • Nav Pat
    Nav Pat Месяц назад

    his smile and laughter man. brilliant!

  • Goots Baby
    Goots Baby Месяц назад

    yo buy my beats

  • Lucidity Soul
    Lucidity Soul Месяц назад +1

    Just need to say, only real Cudi fans know what Rap Hard is.

  • Lucidity Soul
    Lucidity Soul Месяц назад

    Cudi has taught me so much. I don't know where I would be without him, maybe not even here. His words speak to me more than anyone else's. He always gives me hope, in the good times or even in the darkest moments. Life without Scott just isn't life. I can't imagine a world without him. I'm forever grateful.

  • a O
    a O Месяц назад


    REDBED DEGREE Месяц назад +1


    • Lucidity Soul
      Lucidity Soul Месяц назад

      Kid Cudi > Every other artist, especially Drake

  • Peter Tran
    Peter Tran Месяц назад

    I just need to listen to this sometimes, ya feel?

  • Jared Middle
    Jared Middle Месяц назад

    Saw the title of this vid and knew it was going to be good, didn’t even know it was kid cudi

  • Tony Armstrong
    Tony Armstrong Месяц назад

    Such a inspiration to me

  • Andy payton
    Andy payton Месяц назад +1

    Kid cudi and kanye west are the goats

  • Cochise Seals
    Cochise Seals Месяц назад

    I would be forever grateful if XXXTentacion did one. LLJ

  • Brandon Phillips
    Brandon Phillips Месяц назад

    Who’s watching in 2019?! 👀
    P.S. I make music as well and share a lot of similarities with Cudi. He truly inspired me to do what I do and it’s safe to say creating music saved my life.
    Thank you Scott, and please check out the music on my page if you guys have any spare time ❤️ One day I want to make a song with Kid Cudi 🙏🏼

  • Striyd
    Striyd Месяц назад

    Gotta come back n watch this once a month 😭❤️❤️❤️

  • Giovanni Coleman
    Giovanni Coleman Месяц назад

    I need kid Cudi and childish Gambino to make an album

  • nachogvaloria
    nachogvaloria Месяц назад

    I really didn´t know he was Kid Cudi until I googled him

    EYTPS Месяц назад +3

    Odd this came out the same time as Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven

  • Saira Garcia
    Saira Garcia Месяц назад

    I needed this , thank you Cudi . Saved my life

  • Gruker1
    Gruker1 Месяц назад

    I remember the first time I watched this in 2016. Shortly afterwards he voluntarily admitted himself. Depression is a hidden illness, and this makes it more severe than people believe it to be. Kid Cudi circa 2008. love you bro.

  • efl8o98
    efl8o98 Месяц назад

    I cant beleive he lived in Solon!? Shits litteraly a 2 minute drive from me

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey 2 месяца назад +1

    I love him.

  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell 2 месяца назад


  • Manny
    Manny 2 месяца назад

    One of the greatest to touch a mic! Mad respect cudi

  • iiiDrizzyy
    iiiDrizzyy 2 месяца назад

    I’m so glad Cudi became something I don’t think this man knows how many times he saved my life

  • Sam Nguyen
    Sam Nguyen 2 месяца назад

    The Cudi we see today is a clone

  • Sweaty Virg
    Sweaty Virg 2 месяца назад +1

    Kendra is thiccc 👀

  • MarKiss M
    MarKiss M 2 месяца назад

    Relates to me so much Gets to my Gut LOVE YA CUDI for real main

  • Mira Taylor
    Mira Taylor 2 месяца назад


  • Flex God
    Flex God 2 месяца назад

    Took me a while to realize this guy’s kid cudi lol

  • Victor Ruiz
    Victor Ruiz 2 месяца назад

    Excellent talk from the heart. Very well said by him.

  • Dun Diddly Derek
    Dun Diddly Derek 2 месяца назад

    What a hero.

  • Matt
    Matt 2 месяца назад

    wow, hes truly an amazing speaker, this was awesome to watch

  • Michael Dornbusch
    Michael Dornbusch 2 месяца назад

    What kind of jacket is that

  • princeoftidds
    princeoftidds 2 месяца назад +1

    The brain capacity thing is blatantly false, no matter how manner times Hollywood repeats it.

  • cbass
    cbass 2 месяца назад

    im so im so reborn

  • U down wit O.P.P
    U down wit O.P.P 2 месяца назад

    Nardwuar is your daddy Cudi boy 👍

  • Jimmy Darcy
    Jimmy Darcy 2 месяца назад

    Such an incredible source of inspiration! Keep doing your good work Cudi! Every body is proud of you!

  • Alexandra DeVille
    Alexandra DeVille 2 месяца назад

    This guy is a legend to me. And I have a crush lol

  • Kata
    Kata 2 месяца назад

    “Hi I’m Scott Mescudi, and I hum for a living.”

  • Ox Music
    Ox Music 2 месяца назад


  • Lil Cozyboy
    Lil Cozyboy 2 месяца назад


  • MojitoMatt
    MojitoMatt 2 месяца назад +2

    Title is sorta offleading. Thought it was gonna be a talk about depression and anxiety.

  • Luca Mueller
    Luca Mueller 2 месяца назад

    Holy shit,i just looked scott mescudi up and realized that this guy is kid cudi

  • Juan Ortiz
    Juan Ortiz 2 месяца назад

    Tell me what you know about dreaming

  • Michael Flavin
    Michael Flavin 2 месяца назад

    This is kid cudi.

  • Milo
    Milo 2 месяца назад

    Does anyone know the jacket he is wearing

  • journalsfromdavid
    journalsfromdavid 2 месяца назад

    hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmm.....see what i did there?

  • Roberto Zamora
    Roberto Zamora 2 месяца назад

    I could never have related more to cudi then in this Ted talk as an artist myself

  • Nitroz
    Nitroz 2 месяца назад

    Kid Cuuuuuuuuuuddddiiiii .. i fuckin love you man 🖤

  • LetsGoToMarsMan
    LetsGoToMarsMan 2 месяца назад

    This dude got gloves in his back pocket like he bout to go bale some hay

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name 2 месяца назад

    Day N night Ayeeeee

  • Tyrant
    Tyrant 2 месяца назад +16

    *sees title*
    me: “well this scott guy looks a lot like kid cudi”