He was forced by a local drug gang known as the "Best Friends" to sell drugs out of a car wash at which he worked.In an attempt to keep the kids out of trouble, a man in the neighborhood organized a rap group, composed of its founder The Blackman, Champtown, KDC, Chris "Doc Roun-Cee" Pouncy, and Bob. While performing, Rock befriended producer D-Nice of the legendary hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.When Rock opened for BDP one night, D-Nice invited an A&R representative from Jive Records to see him perform.
In March 1993, Continuum released his second album The Polyfuze Method.
The album, which sold approximately 15,000 copies, featured a more rap rock-oriented sound.
He eventually joined Bo Wisdom of Groove Time Productions in Mt.
Clemens, Michigan to perform basement parties for $30 a night.
He is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U. He has sold over 35 million records worldwide and he was Soundscan's number-one selling male solo musician of the 2000s, selling 17.6 million albums; he was 17th overall for the decade.
Rock performed rap and hip hop with five releases between 19, including a reissue and an EP.On December 30, 1990, Kid Rock released his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast.As noted by Insane Clown Posse member Violent J, this album made Kid Rock one of the two biggest rap stars in Detroit in 1990, along with local independent rapper Esham.He chose his stage name while performing at these venues; club goers dubbed him "Kid Rock" after they had enjoyed watching "that white kid rock." Ritchie eventually ran away to Mt.Clemens at 15 and stayed with his friend Chris Pouncy.Against his parents' wishes, Rock signed the deal at age 17.