Kidd Kidd - The Reallionaire

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Unfortunately, this album only shows that Kidd Kidd's got a lot of work to do before he can capably hold together an entire project on his own.

Many listeners will know Kidd Kidd from his appearance on Lil Wayne's “Mrs. Officer” or his 50 Cent-assisted buzz single “Better Walk,” but his debut album The Reallionaire is notably devoid of any cameos. This approach may be evidence of the former Young Money emcee (now signed to Sha Money XL's Big Money Ventures) looking for a chance to prove himself as a soloist instead of a sidekick. Unfortunately, this album only shows that Kidd Kidd's got a lot of work to do before he can capably hold together an entire project on his own.

While Kidd Kidd's “realness” may not be a point of contention, his song-making skills are dubious. When lyrical subject matter is limited to stereotypical street talk, the music often goes down easier if the artist has creative delivery, charisma, or engaging production. Unfortunately, The Reallionaire boasts none of these. Kidd Kidd tends to repeat the same words within bars to rhyme with each other, and colorless wordplay—“on some real shit, I love yo' ass/I mean real talk, I love yo ass” on the bachelor's anthem “Faithful,” and a chorus that refrains, “put me in the game coach, and I'ma win the game coach, you need me to win the game coach” on “Big Bankroll”—makes his bars tough to swallow. Kidd Kidd's off-kilter flow resembles Plies' teetering yells, but he rarely carries the charisma necessary to mask his lyrical deficiencies. He changes up with a syncopated delivery on “Neva Stop” and a singsongy flow on “Money, Gunz Weed;” but the former gets without a chorus, and the latter falters with uninspiring rhymes.

Rap isn't just a line-for-line game though, so it isn't just a matter of witty rhymes. The bulk of The Reallionaire just doesn't have the elements to make its songs enjoyable. Non-album guest appearances by Lil Wayne ("All On Me" ) and 50 ("Better Walk") would have done the album well - with Kidd's strength in working with others - and those guests' ability to make songs that are solid from beginning to end. Instead, listeners are subjected to formulaic, repetitive tracks that lose their luster quickly. Shallow songs like “They Say” and “N.O. Swag” aren't catchy enough to demand repeated listens, and introspective offerings like “Voices” don't convey enough detail to evoke emotion. The most consistent facet of the album is the production, and even that is only serviceable at best. The slightly above average beats on The Reallionaire are nothing that can't be found on other albums with more enjoyable wordsmiths.

Kidd Kidd saves the best of The Reallionaire for last. Despite weak punchlines like “How could the boy that missed so many Christmases be this gifted,” his heartfelt aspirations for success and to stay true to himself raise “Platinum” above mediocrity. Album closer “From Here,” sees him joining emotive rhymes and a soulful chorus to mourn the affects of Hurricane Katrina. The hook's soulful soundbed makes the song a masterpiece that would stand out on any album. Unfortunately, these two songs come too late in The Reallionaire to make it worth the download.

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23 Comments

  • dubs

    Kidd is the future, album isn't a classic or anything, but you can see his potential. 3.5/5

  • Anonymous

    Kidd Kidd keep. Up the good work. I FEEL EVERYTHING. U PUT OUT MY GUY. THIS. Aaron from 12ward I love the real

  • 9thwdroc

    stop hatin let nut do him

  • anonymous

    fuck wut hiphopdx talkin' bout. kidd kidd is a lyricist. he carried da sqad up group. besides gudda gudda

  • ruga6

    jus get high n check out (they say) (neva stop) go check his old (sqad up) days he been gettin it in on da mic, wayne kno he scared of his talent, check out him drake on wayne on (stunt hard & da real forever) b4 da remix wit kanye n em, he bringin da real hip hop bac, n nigga wonder y dey blame da south fa killin hip hop, im from da south(new orleans) n i agree wen new york had it, it was jay z nas dmx da 1st 50 cent, good n real music was comin out, na da south got it n da leader is (wayne) listen to da shit he sayin sound jus like soulja boy smh awful!!!!! kidd kidd keep it up big dawg real nigga music say young jeezy need to holla at em

  • ruga6

    man niggas trippin nutt uh fuckin beast, na i mean everything on here wasnt his best wrk, but dis his from ablum n to say he really come from da stuggle its iight, he been thru so much back n forward wit wayne he still out here grindin tryna make sho his dreams come thru n it will cuz he have real talent, n to me as a real nigga his better den wayne!!

  • aaronanderson

    wuz good my nigga keep putting out those hits I love them I love that reallionaire

  • aaronanderson

    I LOve this Album kidd kidd put it down bounce back on a bitch

  • Wiley

    Kidd Kidd is ok he just need to sharpin up

  • M.O.P4Life

    As long as he been around rapping wit Sqad up and Wayne he still garbage!! I love to see the sales of this album

  • ME

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  • ME

    LOOK WAT DEY SAY BOUT KID KID ALBUM WOW NO HA NIGGA..

  • ughhhh

    Seriously, Sha Money... fuck is you thinking? While Stat Quo waiting on his chance.

  • NewOrleans TopShotta

    Man Niqqa Hatin On Ma Fck'n son Nutt. Y'all dnt one Wat music Iz Y'all listen Ta dat fake ass comercial music . Nutt hold'n dez New Orleans STREETZ Down. .. Rip soulja slim

  • comptonsmostwanted

    damn this is terrible . wtf

  • Anonymous

    I could tell this was a piece of shit as soon as I saw the cover and his name. Listen to Cormega when you want the definition of realness.

  • Its Um

    I wish labels that stop supporting stupidness, I see these dumb rappers as dumb prositutes with drugs in their bodies and hand.

  • Dreana

    The album was just bad all around. I felt that the review was generous. A 2.5? That's being very generous

  • pDASH

    This just wasn't very good. sha money fucking up

  • 1

    Lil niggas like you get robbed where im from!

  • pop

    How are you real when you bit your album title from these guys? http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Reallionaires/107875565897202

  • Sky

    ... So how is this a two-and-a-half? It sounds more like a 1,5 in the review.