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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the album's profanity-laced ode to oral sex, "Yodelin' in the Valley," and was fined over $20,000 (a judgment later rescinded).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

I like your music
Stay Kool Bob and keep it ROCK'IN
Love this song ♡
Kid Rock rolls. Just like Johnny Cash and grand master flash!
A enigma for me, half his songs I just can not like, while the other half are tremendous.
Like having sex start from the bottom an work to the top .....Like ol school
I like your music
EMINEM????? wow didnt know he was in this song
The song Do Hott kicks a**.
I love you music, Detroit Michigan
Never thought kid would make it this far but he proved me wrong u go kid
Soooo love this song!!!! Singing sweet home Alabama all summer long !!!!
Smoking funny things. lol
Thanks Kid. Great concerts, seen numerous loved them all .
Kid Rock yeah Gretchen Wilson did a great job singing the way you sung well done
You did see that did ya ??
....good cuz I was rocking in my boxers and putting food in the oven ...well that when my eyes was open ...for a wile there eyes closed and Me and kid was ROCKING !
wHO bra IS ThiS ???
khagberg1964 7
Don't stop bro! We love ya!
Dont 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 2days. Now 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 this Man! Bad A** Rocking Redneck
picture
Pictures is so tricking awesome!
Nice song
Nice, in concert.
drapp0015
I can see night after night of summer in the '80's...we were trying different things, making love by the lake, sipping whiskey out of the bottle, and smoking funny things! Lol
Glad we lived through it! Wouldn't do it again now, but so glad I lived it then!!!
Sounds Badd A** in my #PeterBilt #ClassPays
does anyone know why they took away the lyrics on pandora????
Been one of my idol's since the 90's screw his haters I'm a kid rock fan till the day I die
Good s/actually


Godsmack
Good song
jeanakendric k j a f f a
I love care
I like kidd rock he is awesome
ryanspears5
The stone pimp!...Now those are some big shoes to follow. All albums are great except the most recent
Lol♡♡♡
Kid Rock. I enjoy his sound.
Love it. Come back home.
bawitdaba is such a great song
I seen Kid Rock for my birthday in 2012. I didn't know he was born the same year as me. I want to see him again, but seats instead of lawn I couldn't see him!!
Kid rock!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
gianthunt01
ALL SUMMER LONG
Tell kid !!!!
i love this song and im 10
Gorgeous RockeR~> 42o~> LifeR~~>
Can't we all just get along
Kid Rock has a new album coming out called First Kiss. It is set to be released Feb. 24, 2015.
This is not fake apparently if you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either be asked out or kissed if you break this chain you will see a little girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will either say I love your or I'm sorry.
Spicks to the sole
desireevarga s 5 6
Plus u are a retard,kid!! !

Go poop on people face,and they will poop on you!!

Plus GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!




NOW!!!!!!!!! !


You retard dummy head!!


You: Does 2+2=5?

Me:WRONG!!!! ! IT IS 4!!!!! SEE I TOLD U YOU ARE DUMB!!


I am talking to you, bryanw728!!!

YOU PUNK!!!!! Go hit your head on the and cry like a BABY!!

And I am not gonna be quiet,and am gonna keep being mean to u,

PUNK!!!
desireevarga s 5 6
Shut up,you are fat,dummy
Suck my fat dick u dumb asses all of you. F**king retards
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest 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. Now you started reading this don't stop. This is scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes when done press F6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
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