A Kid Named Cudi is the first official mixtape by Kid Cudi. Released in 2008 as a free download, the project is presented by New York street-wear brand 10. Deep and produced by Plain Pat and Emile.
The mixtape features Cudi’s breakthrough hit “Day ‘n’ Nite,” which would later catch the attention of Kanye West, who eventually signed Cudi to GOOD Music.
14 years after its official release, the highly impactful mixtape was re-released on streaming services.