A Kid Named Cudi / Dat Kid From Cleveland
Cudder's breakout tape contains some of his most well-known samples of indie music.
"The Prayer," the very next track, turns Washington State-via-North Carolina indie rockers Band Of Horse's somber track "The Funeral" into a bedside sermon.
"Heaven At Nite" is the tape's closing track, and it samples one of Cudi's favorites, Ratatat, specifically their track "Tacobel Canon."
Soon after A Kid Named Cudi, the Ohio native would release Dat Kid From Cleveland.
That tape's "Can I Be" samples from NYC indie legends LCD Soundsystem's banger "Someone Great."