HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Kidd. I’m not like most artist I didn’t pick my name because it sounded hard or sounded cool I believe a stage name should be like a title of a book it should give you some kind of idea about the artist I decided to go with the name zero the Kidd because when I was a child I knew from a young age music was my life and even though I had relatives hoping on stage and friends with brothers who rapped no one ever gave me a chance so I decided to put a positive spin on a dark part of my life my music is authentic I keep it real so when my fans see that name they know this is a Kidd who grew up grinding to get where he’s at and this is his life so he’s gonna give it his all.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Kidd. Well I feel like your sense of style directly stems from your attitude or mindset. In my house growing up theirs 2 things you learn quick one never touch someone’s food without asking and two never care what others think of you. My mom was a big influence on that she always walked around with her head held high no matter what others might think of her she was never afraid to be her self and that’s what fueled my sense of style I wear what I want to because I like it and I don’t care who doesn’t.
HCM. On your upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Kidd. I have an upcoming album that shall not be named but I came up with the concept by stepping back and looking at my life everything I’ve done and everything I hope to do this project is a complete reflection of my life now and what I hope my life to be one day also a few fan suggested themes thrown in as well.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Kidd. Well first being an artist is not an easy task it requires tons of sleepless nights and a crazy work ethic but some of the most challenging things are balancing your personal life with your career some people think they are one in the same but there not as an artist your life becomes a brand and balancing time managing that brand and still having personal time is a very hard task. But luckily my parents especially my dad instilled a great work ethic in me from a child watching him study for his classes really drove me to work as hard as I do now only getting 2 hours of sleep per night non stop recording until I get my vocals sounding the way I want them too.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Kidd. First my parents for bringing me into this world then my grand parents for raising me to be the man I am today and last but not least my team I have a great group of guys who have been here from day one my manager Najani Edwards , my Producer Roy Michael’s ,my consultant Emmanuel Gaitor and my close friend January McCall the have been there for me since the beginning and they keep me going.