Kid 'N Play Biography

Among rap’s most innocuous outfits, Kid ‘N Play came to light in 1988 through an album that to date represents their best work; and typified their happy-go-lucky, cartoon style. So much so that the group was offered their own cartoon series, following their appearance in House Party (Kid ‘N Play’s Funhouse is a spin-off from the film, including actual dialogue). Kid (Christopher Reid) and Play (b. Christopher Martin) concentrate heartily on a youthful style of braggadocio, typified on their debut album by the two-timing morality sequence, ‘Undercover’ (which featured guest vocals by the Real Roxanne), or the self-explanatory ‘Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play’. Their music is underpinned by the production of mentor Hurby Luv Bug, while their practical messages like ‘Don’t do drugs’ and ‘Stay in school’ are unlikely to offend middle-class American sentiments.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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