In February 2014, Cudi unexpectedly released his fourth album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, exclusively to digital retailers with no promotion.
Kid Cudi has sold over 5.2 million digital singles and has worked with numerous prominent artists in the music industry, including Jay Z, Mary J.
So it was a dream come true to be able to work at the store I dreamed of shopping in one day. If he wasn't there to let me stay with him those first few months, there would be no Kid Cudi.
In 2008, his debut single "Day 'n' Nite", led him to prominence, reaching the top five of the Billboard charts.
Cudi's debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Later in 2010, Cudi formed a rock band, now known as WZRD, with his long-time collaborator Dot da Genius, releasing one eponymous debut album, in early 2012.
I discovered what BAPE was when I moved to NY, the store opened up shortly after I moved from Cleveland.
I was always a fan of the brand but it just wasn't something I could afford back then.