Kid CudiKid Cudi's acting debut in the new HBO series 'How To Make It in America' came a little earlier than expected this month.The half-hour comedy series was originally slated for a Feb. 14 premiere, but HBO decided to bring Valentine's Day early when they leaked the pilot episode on YouTube yesterday (Feb. 9) The new series is produced by Mark Wahlberg, who is responsible for HBO's runaway hit show 'Entourage.' This new East Coast saga follows the misadventures of a group of friends and aspiring entrepreneurs from Brooklyn, as they try to find success in the gritty New York scene. The Cleveland-born rapper – real name Scott Mescudi -- who relocated to Brooklyn to pursue his rapping career, plays the supporting role of Domingo, the party animal in the motivated trio of friends.

Although we only catch Cudi onscreen for a few short minutes during the initial episode, we're sure there will be more Cudder to come. To prepare fans for the show's release, Cudi teamed up with DJ Green Lantern to release a new compilation of songs this week titled, 'How To Make It In America: The Mixtape.' The project features appearances from Styles P, Lupe Fiasco, Chromeo and Jadakiss.

Check out the pilot of HBO's 'How to Make It in America' here and below. The show will officially premiere on HBO Sunday night, Feb. 14 at 10PM.