But Kid Rock's early stuff wasn't some trashy chimera of country, rock, and hip-hop. He was trying for the real deal, with songs like "Wax The Booty," a description of an erotic encounter that seems like it was written by a virgin and performed by an aging sea captain selling breakfast cereal.
Using the term "puddy" for female genitals? Definitely a virgin.
With little to no encouragement, Kid Rock continued to make rap songs like this for seven years. His musical career was already a decade old when he released his breakthrough hit "Bawitdaba," which was accidentally written when he tried to spell "badminton instructor" on a job application. That song and album blew up, and Kid Rock's incredible flat top was never seen again.
If it seems like Kid Rock was adopting culture that wasn't his, it's because he was. He wasn't learning how to rhyme on the tough-rhyming Detroit streets like Eminem. Kid Rock grew up in a beautiful suburb in a nice house. So this guy ..