Kidd Kidd

Kidd Kidd Details How A Rap Battle With Lil Wayne Led To His Record Deal Following Their First Encounter

Kidd Kidd has experienced several highs throughout his decade-long career.

The New Orleans native has collaborated with multiple major artists including Young Dolph in 2018 and appeared on the XXL Freshman Class cover in 2015 alongside artists such as Vince Staples, Fetty Wap, K Camp and Shy Glizzy, among others.

However one of his biggest moments as an MC was a street battle in his hometown against none other than Young Money general, Lil Wayne.

During his recent interview with Atlanta-based 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, becoming at odds with 50 Cent, forming Squad Up, nearly signing a deal with JAY-Z and more.

Of the numerous topics Kidd Kidd detailed, an early rap battle encounter with Weezy stood out as a hallmark moment within his wild two-hour interview.

“I probably didn’t get through 12-bars before he was like, ‘Oh shit!,’ and you gotta think, I ain’t never been to the studio then, so I just kept going,” Kidd Kidd said.

Kidd Kidd also discusses the role he played in one of Lil Wayne’s defining hits — his 2008 anthem “Mrs. Officer.”

Since he originally broke onto the scene, as early as 2002, alongside Gudda Gudda and T-Streets as Squad Up, Kidd Kidd has gone on to release 11 solo albums since 2011. Not to mention, Squad Up delivered at least six mixtape releases between 2002 and 2003.

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.

Watch the clip in full below and revisit the uncut interview in its entirety here.

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