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.. In the early-1990s, Gooding reassumed his solo career, and in 1999, Silverman and Simmons resurrected The Main Ingredient with Carlton Blount as the new lead singer. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane. Simmons left the group again after 1986, and was replaced with Jerome Jackson. Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee. The lineup of Gooding, Simmons, and Silverman reunited twice, once from 1979 to 1982, and again in 1986, but their releases were not as successful as the 1970s hits were. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs. Gooding garnered a solo deal with Motown, while Simmons became a stockbroker.

In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. He was replaced with Carl Tompkins, but the group disbanded a year later. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant. Later in 1976, Silverman quit the group for both a solo career and to start a production company with Bert DeCoteaux. This was his first real success. Another gold single, "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely", hit the pop Top Ten in 1974, and the disco-based "Rolling Down a Mountainside" hit the R&B Top Ten in 1976. In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. His first single with the group was 1972's "Everybody Plays the Fool", a gold selling single that hit the Top 5 on both the pop and R&B singles charts.

In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up. and Omar Gooding, as its new lead singer. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. McPherson passed away suddenly from leukemia in 1971, and The Main Ingredient recruited Cuba Gooding, Sr., the father of actors Cuba Gooding, Jr. Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. Follow-up hits such as "I'm So Proud" ( a cover version of an Impressions song), "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling in Love)", and "Black Seeds Keep on Growing" did even better on the charts. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard". The group affiliated themselves with producer Bert DeCoteaux, who crafted their first US Top 30 hit, "You've Been My Inspiration".

When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. By 1966, the yhad changed their name a third and final time, to "The Main Ingredient". This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. After recording for a minor local label called , they changed their name to "The Insiders" and got a deal with RCA Records. In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. The original members of the group were lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons Jr., and Tony Silvester, who called their group "The Poets". 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. The group was founded in Harlem, New York in 1964.

He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. The Main Ingredient is an American soul and R&B group, most popular during the 1970s. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. He became well-known in the Mt. He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15.

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. 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.. Kid Rock (2003). Cocky (2001).

The History of Rock (2000). Devil Without a Cause (1998). Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996). Fire It Up (1994).

The Polyfuze Method (1993). Back from the Dead (1992). Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991).

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