New Orleans-bred rapper Kidd Kidd almost lost his life when he inked a deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit record label in the early 2000s, following West Coast rapper The Game’s departure from the then-burgeoning imprint.
During his recent two-hour interview with Atlanta-based media outlet, Diverse Mentality Podcast, Kidd Kidd spoke to podcast hosts Quake and Vito about several of the milestones of his journey including being recruited for Young Money along with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, and the near-fatal shooting in 2011, which left him wounded by six shots and occurred right after he initially met 50 Cent.
Kidd Kidd also spoke about what caused the downfall of G-Unit, citing how the ulterior motives of each rapper involved in the crew contributed to the ultimate dismantling of the group.
Kidd Kidd has also collaborated with several major artists including Young Dolph in 2018 on his Unquestionable album track “Right On Time.” In 2015 Kidd Kidd appeared on the XXL Freshman Class cover alongside artists such as Vince Staples, Fetty Wap, K Camp and Shy Glizzy, among others.
After nearly a decade of grinding in the music industry, having released music independently and through the infrastructure of a major label deal, Kidd Kidd decided that it was time to start his own label Reallionaire Records (RLLNR Records.) After delivering three projects in 2020, Kidd Kidd released his 12-song album Real Is Rare, last year. He is currently gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated Street Fame album.
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