mija asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Who is Kid Rock's dad??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Dad Rock lol, but i found this on wikipedia it might help

    Robert James Ritchie (kid rock) was born in Romeo, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. His mother is Susan Elizabeth Ritchie. Growing up, Ritchie and his father, a well-to-do car dealer in the area, frequently disagreed over young Ritchie's lifestyle choices. Following a lawn mower accident that resulted in his brother, Billy, losing a leg, his father shifted the burden of holding down the house and all the reponsibilty of his brother on to young Robert (as related by the song "My Oedipus Complex"). This led to increased friction between the two.

    Ritchie eventually left home and moved to the housing projects in Mount Clemens, Michigan, where he took his turntables to basement parties hoping for a chance to play. Bo Wisdom, of Groove Time Production, offered him an opportunity to spin for the crowd; and their enthusiasm for the young DJ led Wisdom to dub him with a moniker after watching "that white kid rock."

    After working with Groove Time Productions and the Beastcrew recording demos, Jive Records offered Kid Rock a contract at the age of 17. Against his parents' wishes, he signed the deal. Later he became part of the "Straight From The Underground Tour" with several established rappers including Ice Cube, Too $hort, D-Nice, and Yo-Yo.

    In 1990, Kid Rock released the album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast. The first single, "Yo Da Lin In The Valley", was mostly ignored by radio as it dealt largely with cunnilingus. The FCC later levied a US$23,700 fine on Central Michigan University for airing it. [citation needed]

    The success and subsequent ridicule of "white rapper" Vanilla Ice made Jive nervous about Kid Rock, and the label eventually dropped him from their roster. He was later picked up by an indie record label, Continuum, recording The Polyfuze Method in 1993. The album saw some college radio success at Central Michigan University, and its first single, "Back From The Dead", became a Top 20 Hot Rap Track. The second single, "U Don't Know Me", flopped, and after 1994's "Fire It Up" EP, Continuum dropped him from the label. In 1992 he had a collaboration with the Insane Clown Posse on the song "Is That You?!" from their debut full-length album Carnival of Carnage.

    Kid Rock started his own label, Top Dog, and from July 1994 through March 1995, released monthly demo tapes called "The Bootleg Series". In 1995, he took a job as a janitor at Whiterooms Studios in order to pay studio fees. In the process, he released the local classic "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp", of which he sold 100,000 copies out of his own basement. This success led him to once again push for a major label record deal.

    On March 30, 1997, he performed a special showcase concert to attract major label attention; the only label that showed up was Atlantic Records. Following the performance, record executives said they loved him but expressed doubts about the strength of the material. Kid Rock returned to the studio and cut two additional demos, "I Got One For Ya" and "Somebody's Gotta Feel This", which finally clinched the record deal (for $100,000).

  • ferer
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Kid Rock Record Label

  • 1 decade ago

    Robert James Ritchie was born in Romeo, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. His mother is Susan Elizabeth Ritchie. In addition he has several relatives in the Michigan area, including: Carol Ann (Shaheen), William Joseph, and Jill Suzanne. Growing up, Ritchie and his father, a well-to-do car dealer in the area, frequently disagreed over young Ritchie's lifestyle choices. Following a lawn mower accident that resulted in his brother, Billy, losing a leg, his father shifted the burden of holding down the house and all the reponsibilty of his brother on to young Robert (as related by the song "My Oedipus Complex"). This led to increased friction between the two.

    Ritchie eventually left home and moved to the housing projects in Mount Clemens, Michigan, where he took his turntables to basement parties hoping for a chance to play. Bo Wisdom, of Groove Time Production, offered him an opportunity to spin for the crowd; and their enthusiasm for the young DJ led Wisdom to dub him with a moniker after watching "that white kid rock."

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