Robert James Ritchie, who goes by the stage name Kid Rock, is an American entertainer from Romeo, Michigan. Born in 1971, Kid Rock taught himself how to rap and DJ, and began his musical career in this capacity. Later he moved on to creating country rock, then producing records. Kid Rock has appeared on television and in film. Kid Rock strives to be autonomous, for nine out of eleven of his studio albums he has been the one in charge of production, and he has also learned to play all the instruments featured in his backing band, Twisted Brown Trucker. This is the best time to buy Kid Rock tickets to shows near you. Get access to some of the best seats in the arena,
Kid Rock’s debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast was a standard hip-hop album, with the outstanding condition that Kid Rock is white. During this phase of his career, Kid Rock was playing second fiddle to Vanilla Ice as the “white rapper” on the scene. Though he’d yet to break out, Kid Rock had met Eminem on the underground Detroit scene and invited the younger artist to rap battle on several occasions. By his next album The Polyfuze Method, Kid Rock had begun to incorporate the metal guitar and heavy drums into his music. Songs like “I Am the Bullgod” feature Kid Rock rapping verses with this instrumental accompaniment. Kid Rock’s belting of the chorus is more reminiscent of rock than rap also.
It wasn’t until 1997 however, when he was signed by Atlantic Records, that Kid Rock became a major success. Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock’s fourth studio album, sold 14 million copies and earned him a nomination for Best New Artist in 2000, even though he had almost ten years of experience in the industry. “American Bad Ass”, a single from the 2000 album, The History of Rock, was also a major success. As the 2000s continued Kid Rock moved away from hip-hop and the country influence in his music became predominant, something evident in songs like
“Picture” which features country star, Sheryl Crow. Kid Rock has made a habit of sampling classic rock hits his entire career. “All Summer Long” the third single off Kid Rock’s 2006 album Rock N Roll Jesus samples “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon. The track’s official video has over 13 million hits on YouTube.
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In the mid-’90s, Kid Rock began to experiment with lighting, pyrotechnics, and dancers on stage. The band Twisted Brown Trucker was formed in 1994 and has accompanied Kid Rock for seven of his eleven album tours. Although he has almost completely stopped performing hip-hop songs, Kid Rock has not abandoned the elements of his style which lend themselves more to hip-hop culture, like gold chains.
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Kid Rock has enjoyed an illustrious career as a touring musician. Over the years he has gotten the opportunity to play with many of the bands he has covered. These groups include Metallica, Aerosmith, Run-DMC, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Kid Rock plays theatre venues across the United States such as the Filmore at Irving Plaza in New York and the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. He also has made many special appearances including at Woodstock 1999 in Rome, NY, and on the Late Show With David Letterman. Now is the time to buy tickets if you are interested in seeing Kid Rock live on stage.
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Kid Rock has incited lots of controversy over the years for his causing ruckuses and inciting political outrage. Until 2006, Kid Rock was known to utilize the Confederate flag as a part of his public and on-stage image. In the video for “All Summer Long”, a girl is pictured dancing in a confederate flag bikini, seconds before Kid Rock is shown driving a boat with the stars and stripes planted in the stern.
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