Singled Out: "I Really Shocked Myself By Doing This Song, I Didn't Think I Could Do Something Like That"
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 2:55PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Gliffics broke down his new "Candy Girl" music video, G-Unit/Rida Gang's Kidd Kidd decodes his "Life On" tribute.]
Everybody was affected by the George Zimmerman trial. I'm already affected by that and then I'm getting news about Ahlittia North, the death in New Orleans, she was only six-years-old and bled to death. They found her in a trashcan and I have a show coming up over there so I want to donate the proceeds to her family.
As an artist, I express myself throught the music. I'm in the studio and sitting there and thinking, and once you start thinking about those things, a bunch of other stuff hits you. If you listen to the song, I'm not just talking about the Trayvon Martin thing. I'm talking about everything, everything that's kind of going on.
It's such a touchy subject and once you start feeling a certain kind of way, the words are already there. All it took was was beat. I received the beat through my e-mail. This all stemmed from Twitter. This wasn't no friend thing. I'm that type of guy that will send you my e-mail address and tell you to send me some work.
I heard that beat and it just touched me. I really, really love that song. I really shocked myself by doing this song. I didn't think I could do something like that but I guess there's really no limitations to myself.
I put so much emotion into it because there's always something going on. Trayvon wasn't the first black person to be a victim. That's been going on for years. It's still going on to this date. A 14-year-old just got shot down by the police. I really wanted to make a song that was relevant. When I make music, it's about what I'm feeling at that time. That's how I was feeling.
I listen to it everyday. I can hear it. The words were there, the beat was there, I didn't even have to write it down.
Kidd Kidd is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based hip-hop artist currently signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. He has spent time with the likes of hip-hop stars including Lil Wayne and Young Money. Along with Lil Wayne and 50 Cent, Kidd Kidd has handfuls of notable collaborations under his belt.
Check out "Life Up":