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Kid Rock

One of the unlikeliest success stories in rock at the turn of the millennium, Detroit rap-rocker Kid Rock shot to superstardom with his fourth full-length album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause. What made it so shocking was that Rock had recorded his first demo a full decade before, been booted off major label Jive following his Beastie Boys-ish 1990 debut, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, and toiled for most of the decade in obscurity, releasing albums to a small, devoted, mostly local fan base while earning his fair share of ridicule around his home state. Nevertheless, Rock persevered, and by the time rap-metal had begun to attract a substantial audience, he had perfected the outlandish, over the top white-trash persona that gave Devil Without a Cause such a distinctive personality and made it such an infectious party record.

Bob "Kid Rock" Ritchie (born Robert James Ritchie, January 17, 1971) grew up in Romeo, Michigan, a small rural town north of the Detroit metro area. Finding small-town life stiflingly dull, Ritchie immersed himself in rap music, learned to breakdance, and began making the talent-show rounds in Detroit. Inspired by the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill -- white performers fusing rap and hard guitar rock -- Kid Rock recorded his first demos in 1988, and eventually scored an opening slot at a Boogie Down Productions gig. That performance, in turn, led to a contract with Jive Records, which issued Kid Rock's debut album, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, in 1990. Produced by Kid Rock, Too Short, and D-Nice, the album was heavily derivative of Licensed to Ill. Rock briefly became notorious when a New York college radio station aired the album's profanity-laced ode to oral sex, "Yodelin' in the Valley," and was fined over $20,000 (a judgment later rescinded). However, despite a tour with Too Short and Ice Cube, Jive didn't see much of a future for Kid Rock and dropped him from their roster.

Moving to Brooklyn, Rock hooked up with the small Continuum label, and moved his brand of rap further into hard rock with The Polyfuze Method, released in 1993. Reviews were mixed, with some critics praising the record's humor and eclecticism while others dismissed it as awkward and forced. The EP Fire It Up followed in 1994, appearing on Rock's own Top Dog imprint (which was still distributed by Continuum). Rock eventually returned to the Detroit area and began work on another album; recorded on a shoestring budget, Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp was released in 1996. Although sometimes forced to sell bootleg dubs of his own records to pay the rent, Rock set about forming a full-fledged backing band, which he dubbed Twisted Brown Trucker. While its membership fluctuated early on, rapper Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja) was one of the first to join; a longtime fan and frequent concert attendee, Calleja caught Rock's eye in 1994, partly because of his diminutive stature (due to a digestive condition known as celiac disease, which required both dialysis and extensive medication) and partly because of his encyclopedic knowledge of Rock's song lyrics. The rest of the lineup settled around mostly Detroit-area musicians: guitarists Kenny Olson and Jason Krause, keyboardist Jimmy Bones (born Jimmy Trombly, he handles the basslines himself), drummer Stefanie Eulinberg, DJ/turntablist Uncle Kracker (born Matt Shafer, who had been with Rock since the early '90s), and backing vocalists Misty Love and Shirley Hayden.

As rap-metal acts like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Rage Against the Machine began to dominate the hard rock landscape, Atlantic Records decided to take a chance on signing Rock. Devil Without a Cause didn't do much upon its initial release in August 1998, but a big promotional push from the label and MTV helped make the album's second single and video, "Bawitdaba," a nationwide smash. The follow-up, "Cowboy," achieved similar success, and suddenly, after a decade of trying, Kid Rock was a superstar with a Top Five, seven-times-platinum album and a gig at Woodstock '99. While pondering how to follow up Devil, Rock acquired the rights to his indie label recordings and remixed or re-recorded the best material for The History of Rock, which was released in the summer of 2000 and featured some new songs as well. Sadly, after being forced to take a break from touring a year earlier by his medical difficulties, Joe C. passed away in his sleep on November 16, 2000.

Even with a tragedy like this in his life, Rock continued work on his follow-up to Devil Without a Cause. The media focused more on his relationship with actress Pamela Anderson than his musical career, which many magazines were beginning to ridicule. His DJ, Uncle Kracker, had a successful solo career during the spring and summer of 2001, leaving Rock without one of his most frequent collaborators. Still, by the winter of that year he had completed work on Cocky and had released "Forever" to success on rock radio. In fall 2003, Kid Rock returned with a self-titled effort. A cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" marked the first single. The cover art to his 2006 live album, Live Trucker, paid tribute to Bob Seger's Live Bullet. Just a year later the studio record Rock N Roll Jesus came out, landing at number one and selling 172,000 copies in its first week. Born Free, produced by Rick Rubin and featuring guest appearances by Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger, James Hetfield, and T.I., arrived in 2010. Born Free debuted at number five on the Billboard charts but it didn't generate any hit singles; the title track peaked at 31 on the Rock Songs chart and "Collide," featuring Crow and Seger, didn't fare much better on the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. Kid Rock toured in 2011, then set about recording his next album, Rebel Soul, which appeared late in 2012. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Comments

Does anyone know who 'When It Rains' is about?
It's one of my favourite songs off of that album.
f**kin awesome
Love this song!!
Love love love Kid Rock!!
Kid, personally I think your the best entertainer in the business. I tried to see you in Tulsa Ok.but foolishly got scammed on my rather expensive tickets .I was broken hearted and still haven't recovered from the disappointme n t of missing out on potentially one of the best moments of my life.Having something to look forward to , (like listening to your music) gives me the motivation I need to get me out of a slump , start dancing and living life with the eagerness of letting the sun shine on m
mail4gailtul l o c h
Bobby, If I may,, Fantastic song .. I do hope you only sing about not finding Love,,, Everyone needs to have true love, I do hope you find and have it in your LIFE!
bigdaddygroo v e s says oh yea you got it kid ,bluesy rap rock n roll all combined,tel l it like it is kid rock lets party oh yeah love him
Born in Michigan but his heart is straight out a southern trailer
Hello Kid (Bob) I just wanted to thank you for being you. Your music may image your life but in many ways it was my ex-s life to a T. He lived his life very much like your songs that he even looked like you. We could not go anywhere without people stoping us to ask him if he was you. In his last days your music brought him comfort an joy . So once again THANK YOU a true fan an follower.
I Love Him and Hope to meat Him.... Very motivational , and sexy, My age
I feel old when I hear this song
Omg I love this song
jrozek25
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life . Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. How you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
LOVE LOVE HIM
Hell yea
Yaaaas
I LOVE THIS SONG AND KIDD ROCK
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I like Kid Rock for not being a jack a**. He is real, down to earth and I think alot of artists loose touch and forget where they came from. Hats off to ya, Kid.....you are awesome. Keep Rockin'
I like kid and his demeanor and the truth and soul in his songs I've been a kid fan for years and will be til I die.
mebuckle2013
Did u guys noticed he played ofer the Metalica song "sad but true" without even mentioning them in the bands that he liked
FIRST GOD BLESS EVERYONE IS FROM GOD .
SECOND
IS FROM ME. I LOVE THE SONG
BECAUSE REMAIN ME. OF ME .

REBANCH WITH THE ANTICHRIST AND HIS CHACALES.

FOR THE SALVACION OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
WITH THE . I KNOW I GOT MY BROTHERS BACK IF I ASK BUT I WILL WINNING AGAINST THE LYE'S AND HE'S DEVILS .

THAT IS A VERY NICE SONG IS MORE LIKE PART OF MY LIFE AND LOTS OF ME MORE SONGS FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE OR BROTHERS FROM THE LIFE OF THE MUSIC WORLD
His rap is so badass
nothing quite like the sand bar at Torch Lake. . . many memories
Best song ever
I like his country and rock songs and hate his rap.
Kid rock is the s**t,he can play everything from George jones to jay z.plus his music is so real keep on rockin, rappin or whatever kid chooses to do !I'm sure he'll do it very well
Love Kid ... seen him way back when Joe C. was with him .... f**king fantastic show ... they played Rockingham race way with ... System of a Down .. Powerman 5000 ...Korn and Metallica closed show ... f**king awesome a** show ... even with the thunder, lightning and rain ... Kid stole the show ... Joe C was f**king awesome ... great f**king memories ... love u man for being who u are ... Peace

I love Kid Rock's music. I also ,love his attitude about life.
Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest Friday however if you don't post this you will die in two days now you've started reading don't stop this is scary put this on five songs in 143 min when done press f6 and lovers name Will pop up on screen
only god knows why
Say iPhone 5x then repay 5 x and look under ur pillow
His Rip off of Sweet Home Alabam/Werew o l v e s is the stupidest song I've heard in a LONG TIME!!! indicative of todays music. Borrow someone elses riff and add your won lyrics because you're not really an artist, just someone looking to cash in...
Rock on rock
Love this song kid Rock badass used to look like him a little but cut my hair
Kid Rock Rocks! One of my favoritr songs!
mulisha4life
3 Foot 9 with a 10 Foot Dick!!!! Joe Ceeeeee RIP...
Forever rock:)

If Cherl Crow has a sister I met her in LA last year!! Buckarooo bar!!!!!
Beautiful Man!! You never seen a White boy Quite like ME!!!!!!
God bless American bad a**
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I put your pitcher away too day!!!;(((
I love the song cowboy!
♥♥♥
This reminds me of my best friend..we were 17...drinkin g smoking and smiling...he WAS TAKEN WAY TOO SOON..Thank You Kid....this makes me remember...a n d SMILE:)
I no right im the same way Im in love with a
Ps- I'm being sarcastic
i did not know this was an 80's hit
Robert James Ritchie
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