MTV International has announced that American Rapper, Kid Ink has been chosen by MTV to be its international PUSH artist for the month of January 2014.
From the media release:
Born on 1st April 1986 in Los Angeles, California, Kid Ink (born Brian Todd Collins) formerly known as Rockstar, is a producer and rapper signed to RCA Records who has worked with multi-platinum artists including P Diddy and Sean Kingston.
Since his transition from producer to rapper in 2010, Kid Ink’s career has grown from strength to strength, teaming up with DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar’s newly formed Tha Alumni Music Group to release popular mixtapes including Crash Landing, Daydreamer, Wheels Up and Rocketshipshawty.
In 2012, Kid Ink released Time Of Your Life, the first single to be taken from his debut album Up & Away, which was picked up by radio and sold a staggering 20,000 downloads within the first week of release on iTunes. The rapper went on to sign a deal with RCA Records in January 2013 and later in the year released the first single from his debut album, My Own Lane, entitled Show Me featuring Chris Brown. My Own Lane is due to be released on 3 January 2014.
So I decided to go YouTube him and it sure was a nice change to hear something nice that wasn’t kpop. 🙂 I know I’ve gone off the deep end into kpop but every now and then, I still check out the English (language) artists.
I guess I was just mostly bored with the Pop Princesses and Justin Bieber hogging all music headlines so Kid Ink is pretty refreshing for a change. No trying too hard to prove a point/agenda/uplifting inspirational message to learn in a song, just pure music that you don’t need to think so hard about which is easy to dance/groove along to. Have a listen. It really ain’t not too bad:
Also, check out the 2 part video of introducing Kid Ink on the MTV Asia:
He really ain’t bad eh?