Here's a twist on an OC Weekly blog from a few weeks ago. You may remember that last month's Hotlist inRolling Stone
deemed the muse du jour of rappers across the nation to be fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy. This month's RS reported on an unlikely rapper du jour for off-kilter hip-hop fans. If you haven't heard by now, it's Kid Rock. In fact, the hallowed music mag printed a picture of self-proclaimed feces-target Tila Tequila locked in the arms of a would-be Kid Rock. The impostor had the look down to a T--with aviator sunglasses, goatee and long blond hair tucked under a fedora.
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Kid Rock is one of those musicians whose dogged determination over the decades led him to considerable success in the early millennium. Because he refused to give up despite early failures in the 1990s, the world was gifted with such rap-rock anthems as "Bawitdaba" and "American Badass."
Begging the Question?
With all the high-profile new talent in the world, both good and bad, why imitate Kid Rock? This isn't a knock at Kid's chops which are considerable when you figure the talent he's been asked to perform with--a litany of artists that includes the likes of Trey Anastasio and Metallica.
When it all goes down:
According to Kid Rock's Web site, Born Free will be released Nov. 16.