Kid Rock

Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie, born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan) is a performer of rap music - notably combining rap with the sounds of more traditional rock music and even country music..

Rock derives his name from his early years rapping in parking lots and bars, when people in the audience would say, "Look at that white kid rock." He dropped "white," and his stage name was born.

He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15. He became well-known in the Mt. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. He got to know a lot of the area's rappers and landed a tour deal with Ice Cube and Too $hort when he was only 18 years old.

In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard".

Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up.

In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. This was his first real success. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant.

In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs.

Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane. Rock has also recently gained country music acclaim for such notable performances as "Picture" a duet with Sheryl Crow, his performance of "Luckenbach, Texas" on the Waylon Jennings tribute album "I've Always Been Crazy", and his appearance on Country Music Television's Crossroads episode with Hank Williams, Jr..

Discography

  • Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991)
  • Back from the Dead (1992)
  • The Polyfuze Method (1993)
  • Fire It Up (1994)
  • Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996)
  • Devil Without a Cause (1998)
  • The History of Rock (2000)
  • Cocky (2001)
  • Kid Rock (2003)

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Rock has also recently gained country music acclaim for such notable performances as "Picture" a duet with Sheryl Crow, his performance of "Luckenbach, Texas" on the Waylon Jennings tribute album "I've Always Been Crazy", and his appearance on Country Music Television's Crossroads episode with Hank Williams, Jr..
. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane.
. Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee.
. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs.
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In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. A diabetic for over ten years, King has been a visible spokesman in the fight against diabetes and has appeared in adverisements for diabetes-management products. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant. King has been a licensed pilot, a known gambler and is also a vegetarian, non-drinker and non-smoker. This was his first real success. King claims to have had sex before age 10 and purports to have fathered well over fifteen children, all to different mothers. In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. Nearly 80, King has lived a very full and very active life.

In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up. King had also donated his extensive blues collection to the Ole Miss Center for Southern Studies. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. In 2004, King was awarded an honarary Ph.D from the University of Mississippi. Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. In 2000, King teamed up with guitarist Eric Clapton to record Riding With the King. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard". In 1988 he reached a new generation of fans via the single "When Love Comes To Town", together with the Irish band U2.

When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. The 1980s, 1990s and 2000s saw King recording less and less, but maintaining a highly visible and active career appearing on numerous television shows, major motion pictures and performing 300 nights a year. This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. King's mainstream success continued throughout the 1970s with songs like "To Know You Is to Love You" and "I Like to Live the Love." From 1951 to 1985, King appeared on Billboard's R&B charts an amazing 74 times. In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. King first found success outside of the blues market with the 1969 remake of the Roy Hawkins tune, "The Thrill Is Gone," which became a hit on both pop and R&B charts, which is rare for an R&B artist even today. He got to know a lot of the area's rappers and landed a tour deal with Ice Cube and Too $hort when he was only 18 years old. In November of 1964, King recorded the legendary Live at the Regal album at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. In the 1950s, King became one of the most important names in R&B music, collecting an impressive list of hits under his belt that included songs like "You Know I Love You," "Woke Up This Morning," "Please Love Me," "When My Heart Beats like a Hammer," "Whole Lotta' Love," "You Upset Me Baby," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Sneakin' Around," "Ten Long Years," "Bad Luck," "Sweet Little Angel," "On My Word of Honor," and "Please Accept My Love." In 1962, King signed to ABC-Paramount Records. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. Many of King's early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who would eventually found the legendary Sun Records. He became well-known in the Mt. In 1949, King began recording songs under contract with Los Angeles based RPM Records. He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15. The name was then shortened to just Blues Boy and, eventually, simply B.B..

Rock derives his name from his early years rapping in parking lots and bars, when people in the audience would say, "Look at that white kid rock." He dropped "white," and his stage name was born. On the air, King started out using the name The Pepticon Boy, which later became the Beale Street Blues Boy. Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie, born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan) is a performer of rap music - notably combining rap with the sounds of more traditional rock music and even country music.. Eventually, King began broadcasting his music live on Memphis radio station WDIA, a station that had only recently changed their format to play all-black music which was extremely rare at the time. Kid Rock (2003). Three years later, King moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he finely tuned his guitar technique with the help of his cousin, country blues guitarist Bukka White. Cocky (2001). In 1943, King moved to Indianola, Mississippi.

The History of Rock (2000). King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi. Devil Without a Cause (1998). At an early age, King developed a love for blues artists like T-Bone Walker and Lonnie Johnson and jazz artists like Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Soon King was cultivating his own musical skills singing Gospel music in church. Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996). King has said he was paid 35 cents for each 100 pounds of cotton he picked before discovering his other talents. Fire It Up (1994). King spent much of his childhood sharing time living with his mother and his grandmother and working as a sharecropper.

The Polyfuze Method (1993). King named that first guitar Lucille, as well as every one he owned since that near-fatal experience, "to remind me never to do a thing like that again.". Back from the Dead (1992). The next day, King discovered that the two men were fighting over a woman named Lucille. Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991). Two people died in the fire. He entered the blaze to retrieve his guitar, a Gibson acoustic.

Once outside, King realized that he had left his guitar inside the burning building. This triggered an evacuation. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking over the burning barrel and sending burning fuel across the floor. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half-filled with kerosene was lit, a not uncommon practice.

In the winter of 1949, King played at a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. One of King's trademarks is naming his guitars "Lucille", a tradition that began in the 1950s. King (born September 16, 1925), a well known American blues guitarist and songwriter. B.

King aka B. Riley B. Online video, photo gallery, and full biography avaliable at Achievement.org (http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/kin2int-1).

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