Kid Cudi Says Creating ‘Day 'N' Nite’ Was ”Like Therapy” for Him


| LAST UPDATE 11/08/2021

By Manny Ray
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Kid Cudi is officially reborn - in every sense of the word. The artist recently sat down to talk about the making of his music. And from the sounds of it? The rapper's journey from Scott Mescudi to the hip-hop legend he is today, has changed his life in more ways than we could imagine...

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On Friday, November 5, the Reborn hitmaker pulled back the curtains as A Man Named Scott hit screens. In the span of about 1 hour and a half, Cudi's documentary brought viewers in on his "journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles and breakthroughs, making music that continues to move and empower his millions of fans around the world." But in doing so, he let out more than anticipated...

Not only did the 37-year-old legend talk penning Day 'N' Nite, but he also revealed the inspiration behind the hit single: Himself. "I was going through a really rough time and it was really just like therapy for me to write it," he confessed. "I wasn’t thinking about making a hit record… I wrote it for me, you know what I’m saying? And if people felt it, that’s cool."

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Sure enough, we did. Fast forward to today, and Day 'N' Nite continues to reign at the top of our Spotify playlist. And Cudi wouldn't want it any other way. "Creating something new and helping people, it’s always been an escape for me, and it’s freeing," he revealed. "Everything I make has to help people in some way."

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Safe to say, Cudi's journey through music has been one for the books. "I’m in such a happier place… And knowing that I’m at a better place with me, with Scott, that I love myself, that I’m happy, I just hope fans can see that," he added. From pushing boundaries no other artist would ever dare, to breaking taboos in the process, A Man Named Scott covers it all. Check out the documentary for yourself, and, of course, be sure to check back in for all the latest updates.