PAPER celebrates its 25-year-anniversary with 25 25-year olds. One of the featured movers and shakers is hip hop prodigy and fashion scene-stealer Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi aka Kid Cudi, who is profiled by out former VIBE editor Emil Wilbekin and lensed in a beautiful two page editorial.
Wilbekin writes: "In this postmodern, digital Obama era, Kid Cudi may well be the next voice of hip-hop.. Mescudi, who is most of the time clad in skinny jeans, schoolboy glasses and a G.O.O.D. Music chain, is a skillful lyricist with a deep understanding of metaphor, analogy and brand-building. ... "
Speaking of Cudi's omnipresent tight and skinny jeans—he's determined to wrestle that calling card from Omarion and Pharrell Williams—a few days ago he mocked his critics on Twitter before appearing in Lettgerman to perform "Pursuit of Happiness". "Mann haha my haters sooo mad i was wearin my skinnys performin wit [Jay-Z]," Cudi replied after seeing the flood of criticism on Twitter. "HA! catch me on Letterman in a few with the EXACT same pair :)."
Kid Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of the Day, dropped yesterday.