K.i.D CuDi hails from Cleveland, but now lives is Brooklyn and is signed to A-Trak's Fools Gold label (home to Kid Sister). This guy is high on my radar right now and I'm hoping that he comes through town for a show with the Fool's Gold crew during SXSW.
This tune 'Dat New "New"' is taken from the Day 'N' Nite EP that has gotten quite a bit of attention. With an upcoming new album called 'The Man On The Moon' this guys reminds with a bit of Lupe Fiasco. Not necessarily with his style but I think his musical maturity and understanding of melodies and lyrical structure is similar. Very interesting guy.
From a HHNLive interview with Aaron Frank.
"At the age of 15, Kid Cudi recorded his first song on a karaoke machine in his friend’s basement. It was a freestyle over the beat to Wu-Tang Clan’s “It's Yourz,” an undeniable hip-hop classic. From recording on a karaoke machine in his friend’s basement in Cleveland to packing venues all over the country with his Fools Gold cohorts, Kid Sister, A-Trak, and the Cool Kids, Cudi is clearly living out his dream, even though his journey to underground stardom hasn’t been an easy one.: