More About KyddBorn and raised in Austin, TX, Randell Jones, Kydd, is no stranger to music and is hailed for his lyrical ingenuity. As a child, music took center stage in Kydds life and was his first love; his unique style and astute unparalleled sound was greatly influenced by renowned artist such as Jay-Z, Lauren Hill, J Dilla, Mary J Blige, Kanye West, Slum Village, and Tribe Called Quest. Kydd may be from the South but his style is unlike that of any other southern artist and he doesnt kid around when music is involved. When most people think of Texas music, they typically assume that its sound will be similar to that of the slowed down, deep base infused Screw of Houston or the upbeat dance music of Dallas. While both styles are well-known and respected in the South, they are in starch contrast to Kydds sound, which observers note as uniquely-Kydds.
Being a talented rapper and outstanding singer-songwriter, Kydds lyrical rhythm and melodic performance is quickly discerned as breaching the borders of Alternative Rock, R&B and Rap genres, purely Experimental Hip-Hop. Kydds stage presence and performance is a far cry from the usual Hip-Hop show and unlike most rappers who have only a DJ and a hype man, Kydds shows involve a more elaborate set up -Kydd encompasses a FULL-LIVE band including a drummer, DJ, hype man, and guitarist. He is consecutively an official SXSW performer for two consecutive years, to being awarded an Austin Hip Hop Awards Best Lyricist of the Year Award in 2009. Kydd has also done collaborations some of the heavy hitters in the future of hip-hop, from Fly Society to Pac Div to The Cool Kids. Kydd is constantly touring on national and international tours, he was on the LRG 2010 HomeGrown Tour, G.O.O.D. Musics Big Sean What You Doin College Tour, The Smokers Club Tour, 2010 Sneaker Pimps Tour, and others.
Kydds amazing live performances are just what the doctor prescribed for todays ailing music industry, and is truly what all Hip-Hop fans have been waiting for. Kydds highly anticipated mixtape, The Sounds in My Head 2 is slated to be released at the end of 2010 and is certain to take the industry by storm.