27 oct 2021

Kid Cudi’s dazzling success dissected in a documentary

Almost a year after the release of
Man on the Moon III: The Chosen
his latest album, Kid Cudi is the subject of a new documentary by Amazon Prime which looks back on his meteoric success and personal struggles since his first project in 2009.

Poster for the documentary A Man Named Scott

While Kid Cudi will be star ring in Adam Mckay’s highly anticipated film Don’t Look Up , due December 24 on Netflix, the rapper is also the subject of an Amazon Prime documentary. Directed by Robert Alexander, the film, entitled A Man Named Scott, will dissect the career of the Cleveland, Ohio-born artist, particularly since the release of Man on the Moon, his acclaimed debut album, twelve years ago. A musical project that truly marked a generation, and propelled the rapper to the status of adored artist and leading figure in American rap.


The documentary will feature a wealth of archive footage illustrating the life of Kid Cudi, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, accompanied by interviews with close friends and experts, as well as never-before-seen footage shot for the occasion. A Man Named Scott looks back over a decade of creative choices by the artist, as well as his personal battles with depression – which even led him to contemplate suicide – and his drug addiction, which he has now overcome. The cast also includes rappers Kanye West and  Lil Yachty, singers Pharrell Williams, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, and actor Timothée Chalamet.


A Man Named Scott (2021) by Robert Alexander, airing November 5 on Amazon Prime.