Kid Rock's cringe stands in a class of its own. In his 30-plus year career he's inhabited numerous forms -- from Detroit B-Boy to Trailer Park Pimp to Fox News Grandpa -- each more ridiculous than the last. But who is the man behind all these personae? That is what we aim to uncover in our ambitious five-part exploration of The History of Rock!
In Part I we examine Kid Rock's origins; not in a Detroit ghetto or double wide trailer but in the comfortable suburb of Romeo, Michigan. There a young Bob Ritchie discovers a passion for hip-hop and propels himself to surprising success in a relatively short period, before it all comes crashing down...
DID YOU KNOW???
--Kid Rock's major label debut came out in 1990, 8 years before "Devil Without a Cause"??
--One track on said debut album was so dirty that a radio station got fined over $20,000 for playing it on air
--Nick's parents probably should have been paying more attention to his music consumption