Sigh: new Kid Rock a video that opens with him wearing a classic Bad Boys Pistons t-shirt (Oh Yes!) and issuing his manifesto:
“Fuck all you hoes!
Detroit ’til I die, motherfucker!
Talkin’ all that bullshit!
Ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to live!”
It’s not a surprise party; this is exactly what you’d expect from Kid Rock. It extends the classic middle finger sonic movement: Limp Bizkit, Insane Clown Posse etc.
(What is a surprise is this song features Monster Truck a Hamilton band. Well this is one way to get that Nickelback money! Secure the bag.) Anyways…
Same Swagger; Same Sound.
Though Kid Rock’s fatuous swashbuckling instantly recalls Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady:
And there’s a million of us just like me
Who cuss like me, who just don’t give a fuck like me
Who dress like me; walk, talk and act like me
And just might be the next best thing, but not quite me
‘Cause I’m Slim Shady, yes, I’m the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
Yup. If you’re hankering for Detroit swagger hit up Em. Or I guess Kid Rock? Here he comes off like a loser superhero in a Marvel movie that needs to be spoon-fed to the audience by declaring himself a “badass.” Nobody needs to validate Batman; including himself.
What else did you expect from a dude whose last few albums were called: Rebel Soul, Rock n Roll Jesus, Cocky and of course Born Free. If you’re outraged that’s straight up clickbait and hamming it up on social media. When Kid Rock tells you who he is…believe him.
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