Contains tour information, news, biography, discography, lyrics, streaming audio and video files, photo gallery, chat room, merchandise, Kid Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert James Ritchie born January 17, , best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil About Song List. Kid Rock Links. Abdul Jabar Cut. All Summer Long. American Bad Ass 2. Baby Come Home. Bawitdaba 2.
Robert James Ritchie Sr. In a career spanning 30 years, Rock's musical style alternates between rock , hip hop , and country. A multi-instrumentalist, he has overseen his own production on nine of his eleven studio albums. Kid Rock started his professional music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in on Jive Records. His subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp saw him developing a more distinctive style, which was fully realized on Devil Without a Cause , his breakthrough album, which sold 14 million copies. Devil Without a Cause and his subsequent album, Cocky , were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. Starting with his album Born Free , the country music style has dominated his musical direction. In the s, Ritchie became interested in hip hop , began to breakdance and taught himself how to rap and DJ, while performing in talent shows in and around Detroit.
Kid Rock has dabbled in country music with everyone from Hank Williams Jr. On First Kiss , Rock has finally found his country sweet spot, and it fits him like his ubiquitous fedora. As he once boasted in a song, he doesn't do drugs any more, or "any less. By Marissa R. And if you're gonna sing with one of Nashville's greatest modern voices, it never hurts to pick a tune that showcases a little vocal distortion. Rock holds his own though, belting alongside his "Alabama partner in crime," as they turn the rock ballad into a weeping country ode that swaps guitar solos for pedal steel licks. The singers have indeed cemented a rather unexpected friendship over the years. As Kid Rock established himself as a presence in country music he became a regular performer at CMA Music Festival , his songwriting began to naturally address traditional country themes. He dove fedora-first into patriotism and the American dream on "Born Free," the title track to his Rick Rubin-produced album.
Robert James Ritchie has enjoyed one of the most diverse careers in American popular music over the past two decades. Of course, his flamboyant lifestyle and personal life sometimes causes the public to focus more on his persona than his music -- which is a true shame, because Kid Rock has given us some timeless moments since breaking into the mainstream world just prior to the turn of the century. He does a lot of things musically, and always finds a way to do them well. And, who knows, he also could be the next great American senator! Here are ten moments in the Kid Rock song catalog that deserve to be heard time and time again!