Kidd Russell used to free style on roof tops with professional wrestler Colt Cabana (WWE, ROH, MTV) while in high school. Colt encouraged Kidd to pursue his music career and even booked his first show at a wrestling/rap concert in Cleveland, Ohio. Kidd turned his college radio production class into music business 101. Instead of completing assignments he used his studio time to record songs that spread around his APU campus. After leaving college and returning to Chicago he built a reputation as one of the hardest working artist in the region. Self releasing, promoting and managing his career Kidd has had his music videos played on MTV2, MTV Jams, placed over 25 songs on TV including the TV theme song to Ring of Honor Wrestling “Rush RockRemix.” That same music video caught the attention of Sonja Norwood mother/manager of Brandy & Ray J. Her guidance leads Kidd to working with Cisco Adler. Together and with collaborator Ross Golan they crafted an epic EP titled “Pulaski Day.” Before the EP has even been released its already had 2 singles licensed to an upcoming Skate Board focused android game being put out by www.distinctivegames.com.
Kidd’s songs have been seen on Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, Food Networks Anthony Bordains No Reservations, ESPN and many more. Over the last few years Kidd and his homeless Dj John Blaze have shared the stage with Shwayze, The Roots, Common, The Flobots, Uncle Kracker, Nappy Roots, Chris Webby, G Love, The Deans List, Oncue, AER, MOD SUN, Mickey Avalon and many more.