Kid Cudi's decade-plus career is getting the documentary treatment. On November 5, Amazon Prime will release his new film A Man Named Scott across the globe.
The title is a reference to Cudi's debut 2008 mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. Helmed by director Robert Alexander, who has previously directed episodes of LeBron James' HBO talk series The Shop, the film will cover Cudi's 13-year career in the hip hop world as both a "musical star and cultural hero."
A Man Named Scott will explore the creative choices that went into Cudi's records, including his projects outside the Man on the Moon trilogy. The film will also delve into his personal struggles and mental health challenges that affected his life throughout the process.
Cudi opened up about his mental health on social media back in June. “God has better days waitin for me. I just know it,” he captioned a post on Instagram. “Sadness eats away at me sometimes,” the text in his post read.
In the trailer, which features footage from the studio, live shows, and interviews, the rapper says, “Creating something new and helping people, it’s always been an escape for me. And it’s freeing.”
He continues, “Everything I make has to help people in some way. How can I make something that calls out to the broken and the lost? I needed to feel something with the music."
The Amazon documentary comes almost a year after Cudi released the final part of his famous trilogy, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen, in December 2020. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and peaked at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Watch the full trailer for A Man Named Scott below.
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