Thursday, March 26, 2009


The LONELY STONER MC aims to make G.O.O.D. on his promise with an LP this year.
By Richard “Treats” DrydenPhotography by Shane Nash

(LOCATION) DAVE AND BUSTER’S TIMEs SQUARE; (PHOTOS) BERRY, SHANNON, BONE: AP PHOTO; WALZ: EVERETT COLLECTION› WHO Scott Mescudi, 25-year-old Cleveland native who gained cult status and a Kanye co-sign last year with his astronaut anthem “Day N Night”; plans to release debut LP on ’Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music this year.
› HOW: Relocated to New York at the age of 20 carrying a five-song demo. He eventually pushed “Day N Night” as a single via DJ A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label, following with the celebrated mixtape A Kid Named Cudi.
› OHIO LOVE: “You know what the East Coast sounds like. Ohio doesn’t really have an identity. That’s one of my goals: to establish that Midwest shit. The melodies play a powerful part because they really hit people and give you that catchy feel, like Bone Thugs and Nelly.”
› PRO-TE-’YE: “Protégés are people that are molded by somebody. I was molded by God. Yeah, everybody likes the title: ‘Kanye’s protégé Kid Cudi.’ But what’s cool about working with Kanye is that he understood my shit. He’s not trying to change anything that I have going on.”
› FEAR OF A KID PLANET: “A lot of people are going to be thrown off by my album. You’re going to think I’m a lunatic or a genius; it’s not going to be any in between.”

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