Earlier in the year back in February, prior to dropping his sixth studio album, “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven”, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi made a visit to his old high school in Shaker Heights, Ohio to deliver an inspirational TED Talk speech about his journey to success.
It’s been 10 months since the event took place but it’s now available online for us all to view and learn a little something, something.
Cudi’s discussion touches on a variety of things from his younger days of moving to New York City, chasing dreams and how he draws inspiration from his daughter Vada.
Here’s a few key quotes that I connected with:
– “At one point I didn’t feel like I was smart enough to pass that test, or I didn’t feel like I was smart enough to go this college. With music it was like, nobody’s going to take that from me.”
– “I embraced the fear, the danger. I enjoyed the fact that I was going into unchartered territory. It was like a sense of wonder for me.”
– “Life will throw you a [shit] ton of curve balls. It’s scary, but if you believe and if you want it and if you want to work hard enough for it, it can be so. Cause 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.”
Due to TED’s viewing restrictions, we can’t embed the video into this post but you can watch Scott Mescudi’s TED talk right here.