kid cudi ted talk

Earlier this year, Kid Cudi returned to his old high school in Shaker Heights, Ohio to deliver a TED talk about his life and career. In the 19-minute video, which has finally been released online, Cudi delves into his move to NYC as a 20-year-old aspiring artist, working odd jobs before getting his big break, dealing with depression and suicide, and proving his doubters wrong.

I just want you to know that life will throw you a shit ton of curveballs. It’s scary. But if you believe, man. If you believe, and if you want it, and if you want to work hard enough for it, it can be so. Because there’s no difference from me and you. I just really wanted this shit. I wanted it bad, and I didn’t want to be a failure. And nobody’s a failure in this room, don’t ever think that. We can all win.

Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven may not be his finest work, but Scott Mescudi is still a source of real inspiration. Watch his talk below and prepare to have a light fired under your ass.

Watch below…

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