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Kid Rock Caricature, shown here on stage in London, England on June 22, 2010, at age 39.
Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, and actor. In a career spanning over 20 years, Kid Rock’s music has encompassed rock, hip hop, and country. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist who can play every instrument in his backing band, Twisted Brown Trucker, Kid Rock has overseen his own production on nine of his eleven studio albums.
Kid Rock started his professional music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in 1990 on the major record label Jive; his subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp saw him developing a more distinctive style which was fully realized on his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause; this and his subsequent album Cocky were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. Starting with his 2010 album Born Free, the country music style has dominated Kid Rock’s musical direction, and since 2007’s Rock n Roll Jesus until 2017’s Sweet Southern Sugar, Kid Rock has not been doing rap songs.
Born in Romeo, Michigan, to father William Ritchie, owner of multiple car dealerships, and mother Susan Ritchie. Ritchie’s father owned a six-acre estate where Ritchie grew up, regularly helping his family pick apples and caring for their horses.
Kid Rock is the first to admit that the story of his success is not exactly a rags-to-riches saga. “I had a very, very comfortable upbringing,” he says, “and I’m not ashamed at all to say I was raised in a very upper-middle-class family. My father likes to joke that I’m the only rock star he knows of who doesn’t have to support his parents.”
Kid Rock started adding country flavor to the mix as early as 1998, when he included “Cowboy” (a country-rap tune credited with influencing Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, and other Nashville stars) and “Only God Knows Why” (a weary road ballad later covered by David Allan Coe) among the prime cuts on his breakthrough album, Devil Without a Cause.
“Picture,” a duet with Sheryl Crow introduced on Kid Rock’s Cocky album, was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the 2003 Country Music Association Awards. And “All Summer Long,” his all-time biggest hit single, reached No. 4 on the country charts.
A philanthropist, Ritchie oversees The Kid Rock Foundation, a charity which raises funds for multiple causes, including campaigns which sent “Kid Rock care packages” to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas. Kid Rock is an advocate for affordable concert tickets, and makes an effort to try and sell tickets to his performances for as low as possible to encourage increased concert attendance for lower income consumers and discourage scalping. Instead of getting paid for the show, he gets a percentage of concession and ticket sales.
Kid Rock’s influences include Bob Seger and the Beastie Boys.
In 2014, Ritchie became a grandfather when his son’s girlfriend gave birth to a daughter, Skye.
Regarding political issues, Ritchie is a Republican, though he has routinely proclaimed himself as libertarian philosophically.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185