Kidd Pryde, the Emcee and songwriter from Chicago, IL, started rapping when he was only six years old. Devon’s stage name (Kid Pryde) was inspired by his father who continues to remind him to take pride in everything he does. Kidd meaning “young G.O.A.T” also known as “greatest of all time”. With a rooftop performance for the ages in Atlanta, GA., a 1st place win in the Rock the Mic showcase in NY presented by DJ Absolut, and a crowd-pleasing coast to coast showcase under his belt, Kidd Pryde feels as if he is on his way to becoming one of the greatest of all time.
Kidd Pryde grew up painting pictures with his own rhymes after being motivated by his favorite emcees who triggered his desire to continuously create art with his words to reach the hearts of the people. Subsequently recognized by fans, he earned his name Mr.Gimmie16 for invariably having a fresh new verse every time he was asked to spit. He was always prepared to relinquish something hot off the press.
As a huge fan of DMX, and his song titled “ What these B****Want”, Kidd Pryde would proudly recite every word, line for line at a very young age. Later he would grasp on to his own ability to create rhymes ready to try them out to anyone who’d listen. Genres like Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, and Blues are just a few of the different styles of music that impassion him.
Kidd Pryde credits his best friend Malcolm Willie for being one of the first to believe in him and his talent. He was such a fan of his early work that he would push Kidd Pryde into cyphers and rap battles early on in his career. Amidst a lot of real-life situations, Kidd Pryde tackles many relevant subjects of personal experiences, generational and beyond. His lyricism forces you to pay close attention while strapping your seat belt to come along for the ride.
Kidd Pryde is currently taking his career to new heights, creating momentum by releasing the first single titled, “Like Me”, from his highly anticipated upcoming mixtape “Hot off the Press”.
Kidd Pryde second release titled “Pulling Up”, is creating, even more, momentum that telegraphs his entrance to the big leagues of hip-hop. Kidd Pryde has plenty more in store. Every day has brought forward a new challenge to ultimately pursuing his dream. After losing his best friend Malcolm Willie to senseless gun violence, he has dug in and has been totally entrenched in making his career a success. People can see the passion and desire in his eyes every time he performs. Kidd Pryde stands poised to be one of the top freshman MC’s in the game. The sky is the limit for Kidd Pryde and simply put, he is ready.
Rolling off the momentum of “Hot Off The Press”, Kidd Pryde’s song “Just Do It” debuted on the #1 radio station in Chicago, Power 92.3! Shortly after that, he does an interview on ZackTV1 in which he produced the hottest freestyle of 2017 reaching over 100,000 views! Fans even state that he’s the best rapper out of Chicago right now. Soon after his song “Vampin” debuted on Shade 45/Sway In The Morning! Hungry to capitalize, the RexGod flies to Miami & records what could be the video of the summer in “Come On Wid It” which reached over 7,000 views in just 6 days! His star is definitely rising and it won’t be long before the world takes notice.