New Orleans-bred rapper Kidd Kidd previously signed record deals with Lil Wayne and Young Money and 50 Cent’s G-Unit record label early on in his career before founding his own imprint.
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.
The massive two-hour plus interview truly captures the full scope of Kidd Kidd career in never-before-seen fashion as the former Gudda Gudda and Bobby Valentino collaborator discusses the highs and lows of his life including the near-fatal shooting, which left him wounded by six shots and occurred right after he initially met 50 Cent in 2011. Kidd Kidd also discusses the role he played in one of Lil Wayne’s defining hits — his 2008 anthem “Mrs. Officer.”
Of the numerous anecdotal stories Kidd Kidd shares, such as the backstory of how he missed out on the video for Lil Wayne’s “Mrs. Officer,” Kidd Kidd remarks on how it felt to sign to Young Money alongside his Squad Up collaborator Gudda Gudda and Drake and Nicki Minaj — whom he says had full-blown teams before even joining the soon-to-be super label.
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 it’s entirety here.