Kid Cudi to Put his Debut Mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” on Streaming Services

Kid Cudi in 2017
Kid Cudi in 2017. Photo by John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8876403bg)

Kid Cudi’s acclaimed debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi is currently nowhere to be found on streaming platforms, forcing his fans to look for alternative ways to give the release a listen. But that is soon going to change, according to the Cleveland-born rapper.

Cudi told his social media followers earlier this week that he is currently “workin on puttin A Kid Named Cudi on streaming services.” This will most likely include all the major platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Deezer.

A Kid Named Cudi was released in 2008 and served as Kid Cudi’s first official release. It featured production from Plain Pat and Emile and saw Cudi rap over samples from a wide range of artists, including Paul Simon, Outkast, and Band of Horses.

The mixtape was well-received among independent media and helped Cudi get the attention of Kanye West and he eventually landed a deal with his GOOD Music. It also contained “Day ‘n’ Nite,” which had notable commercial performance and peaked on No.3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Since this release, Cudi has released seven studio albums and two collaborative records. His most recent project, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen, arrived in December and climbed to No.2 on US Billboard 200.