Kid Cudi is one of the most influential artists of the last decade, and though many of his fans know some of his story, they haven’t quite heard it like this before. Today, A Man Name Scott, a documentary chronicling Cudi’s career-spanning journey, was released on Amazon Prime. The film was directed by Robert Alexander and produced by Complex Networks and Film 45.
Through intimate interviews with Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Shia LaBeouf, ASAP Rocky, Jaden and Willow Smith, and many more, A Man Named Scott takes fans behind the scenes of Cudi’s biggest hits, albums, and inner thoughts. Though the documentary was inspired by Alexander’s personal interest in the rapper and his effect on pop culture, the director says that Cudi played a collaborative role in making the documentary.
“It was a very kind collaboration,” he explains in a press release. “There were some things he felt were important to touch on and certain people he wanted to have a significant presence in the film. But he had a lot of trust in me and he was incredibly respectful in allowing me to make this film the way I felt was best.”
The hour and a half documentary film is now available to watch on Amazon Prime. Check out some of the most interesting things we learned from A Man Named Scott below.