If Kid Cudi's rapping career ever stalls, he can always work on his budding acting resume. After getting the axe from Lady Gaga's current tour and mistakenly handcuffed by Los Angeles police within the last week alone, on a more positive note, a trailer for the Ohio native's new show 'How to Make It in America,' has just been released. Although the snippet fails to show off Cudi's acting chops, perhaps the folks over at HBO wanted to build anticipation for the series, which will air on the cable network next year.

The show, which is produced by actor Mark Wahlberg, centers around young aspiring entrepreneurs living in Brooklyn and trying to break into the fashion industry to ultimately achieve the American Dream. Cudi plays the supporting roll of Domingo, a well-connected friend of the two main characters. 'How to Make It in America' is set to air February 2010.

Check out a trailer for the show here, but be warned, if you blink you might miss Cudi.