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Kidd Kidd Opens Up About Lil Wayne & Young Money Deal + Former New Orleans Rap Crew With Gudda Gudda & T-Streets

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New Orleans-bred rapper Kidd Kidd is one of the few artists who can say he was a part of Lil Wayne’s ascent to the pinnacle of the Hip Hop industry during the early 2000s, and more specifically,  ahead of the birth of Young Money the record label.

During his recent interview with Atlanta-based Diverse Mentality Podcast, Kidd Kidd spoke to podcast hosts Quake and Vito about several of the milestones of his journey including being recruited for Young Money along with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, becoming at odds with 50 Cent, forming Squad Up, nearly signing a deal with JAY-Z and more.

The massive two-hour plus interview truly captures the full scope of Kidd Kidd career in never-before-seen fashion as the former Gudda Gudda and Bobby Valentino collaborator discusses the highs and lows of his life including the near-fatal shooting, which left him wounded by six shots and occurred right after he initally met 50 Cent in 2011. Kidd Kidd also discusses the role he played in one of Lil Wayne’s defining hits — his 2008 anthem “Mrs. Officer.”

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Since as early as 2002, Kidd Kidd was affiliated with Tunechi, due to his involvement with the group Squad Up, which Gudda Gudda and T-Streets were also a part of. Not to mention, Squad Up delivered at least six mixtape releases between 2002 and 2003. In a recent Instagram post, Kidd Kidd actually remarked on the legacy he, T-Streets, Gudda Gudda and their associates left on the game during the Squad Up era by recalling the first time he met J. Cole in New York and The Off-Season MC expressed how big of a fan he was of the crew and their unique sound.

“Dope story first time I met @realcoleworld up at Quad Studios in New York he told me how he was a fan of me since Squad Up days and he rapped my whole pay for it freestyle dat shit blew my mind cause I was like my nigga I’m a fan of u #legendary or Nutin btw Kendrick Lamar did the same thing but hey what do I kno StreetFame coming soon 🔜 #rllnr4life #rop,” he wrote in the caption of the post.

 

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After nearly a decade of grinding in the music industry, having released music independently and through the infrastructure of a major label deal, Kidd Kidd decided that it was time to start his own label Reallionaire Records (RLLNR Records.) After delivering three projects in 2020, Kidd Kidd released his 12-song album Real Is Rare, last year. He is currently gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated Street Fame album.

Watch the clip in full below and revisit the uncut interview in it’s entirety here.

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