Watch the New Trailer for Kid Cudi's Amazon Documentary ‘A Man Named Scott’

The new Amazon original—co-produced by Complex—promises to give fans an in-depth look at Kid Cudi's sustaining influence, dating back to his debut album.

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With A Man Named Scott, out next month via Amazon, director Robert Alexander is giving fans an in-depth exploration of the impact of Kid Cudi’s still-expanding artistry.

The newly released trailer for the doc, which is produced by Complex Networks and Film 45, opens with some words from Cudi’s “Surfin’” collaborator Pharrell about the inherently human act of creativity. Cudi, Pharrell explains, is an artist who does not “adhere to boundaries.” Connecting that approach to his own work, Pharrell continues, “No one can tell us how to express ourselves.”

Alexander’s film is billed as a look at Cudi’s journey “over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and breakthroughs.” In the trailer, we hear from Cudi about his lifelong aim of pursuing work that “calls out to the broken and the lost,” all with an underlying ethos of only making something if it can “help people in some way.” 

This is my story. A Man Named Scott premieres on @primevideo November 5. #KidCudiDoc 🥰💖

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) October 26, 2021

Premiere Nov 3rd! Gonna get some fans to come see it early w me and my fam. Stay tuned! 💖😌

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) October 26, 2021

We also get a glimpse of insights to come regarding the emotional impact of success, including a time in Cudi’s life in which he felt like a “fraud” because of his personal struggles.

A Man Named Scott debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 5. See the new trailer, which also includes a brief appearance by Kanye West, up top. Ye, as fans will note, is getting his own documentary next year with the Netflix debut of the recently teased Jeen-yuhs.

Kid Cudi appears in new documentary.

Since releasing Man on the Moon III: The Chosen last December, Cudi has been inspiringly busy with a wide range of creative projects, including the medium-spanning Entergalactic and the unveiling of a Prime Day special. For the latter, Cudi was backed during his performance by the International Space Orchestra.

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