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.. The album is Loeb's fifth studio recorded album. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane. In 2004, Loeb changed record labels once again, due to a lack of promotion from her former label Artemis Records, and was signed to the small independent label Zoe/Rounder and her latest album entitled The Way It Really Is, was released August 2004. Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee. Lisa Loeb also was featured as the voice of Mary-Jane Watson in the MTV produced animated show Spider-Man. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs. In early Summer 2004, Loeb announced that her relationship with Dweezil Zappa was over.

In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. On January 16, 2004, her television show Dweezil & Lisa first aired on Food Network, in which she shared title billing with her longtime boyfriend Dweezil Zappa. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant. 2004 will see the release of the film Serial Killing 4 Dummies which featured Loeb in her largest acting role yet. This was his first real success. She played the voice of a newborn baby in The Rugrats Movie in 1998, and in 1999 was featured as a news reporter in the horror film House on Haunted Hill. In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. Her debut was in a guest appearance on the television show The Nanny in 1997.

In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up. Loeb also dabbles in the acting field. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. New packaging was also featured, and it was retitled Hello Lisa. In 2003 a children's album, called Catch the Moon, was independently released. Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. It was re-released independently in late 2002 with the songs rearranged and some deletions/additions. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard". She was eventually dropped, and she bought the rights to the masters of the songs from that album.

When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. The album was a commercial failure and did not receive any major backing or promotion from her record label. This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. Loeb did not return to studio recording until 2002's Cake and Pie. In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. The single Let's Forget About It was also released. 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. At this point Lisa also dropped her support band Nine Stories.

He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. Though critically praised it did not have the commercial success of Tails, though the single I Do was popular on radio and music television. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. In 1997 a second album called Firecracker was released. He became well-known in the Mt. Tails was released in 1994 and achieved platinum status. He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15. The song Hurricane was contributed to the soundtrack for the film Twister.

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. Though Stay was her break-through song, Loeb has successful radio hits with other songs from Tails including Do You Sleep?, Taffy and Waiting For Wednesday. 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.. Originally a duet act with another woman Elizabeth Mitchell, the albums Liz and Lisa and Liz and Lisa - Days Were Different were released independently, as was a solo project called The Purple Tape. Kid Rock (2003). Before contributing Stay to Reality Bites, Loeb had developed a following from her acoustic performances in a New York City coffeehouse. Cocky (2001). Loeb was discovered by actor and friend Ethan Hawke, who lived in an apartment next to her in New York City.

The History of Rock (2000). Salinger collection. Devil Without a Cause (1998). D. Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996). Her band Nine Stories is named after the J. Fire It Up (1994). She is the first and only unsigned artist to have a number one hit on the American charts, with the song Stay (I Missed You), featured on the soundtrack to the movie Reality Bites and later released on her debut album Tails.

The Polyfuze Method (1993). After graduating in 1986, she went to Brown University where she graduated in 1990 with a degree in comparative literature. Back from the Dead (1992). Loeb attended The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, one of the top rated private boarding schools in the United States. Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991). Lisa Anne Loeb (born 11 March 1968 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States) is a singer-songwriter.

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