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Kid Ink - Faster

Kid Ink unveils a video for his new song 'Faster', taken from his 2015 third album 'Full Speed' which topped both the US R&B and US Rap charts on its release through Tha Alumni Music Group, 88 Classic and RCA earlier this year.

The Players Awards

Kid Ink - The Players Awards held at the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 19th July 2015

Kid Ink and Asiah Azante
Kid Ink and Asiah Azante

Fifth Harmony - Behind the Scenes of Worth It ft. Kid Ink

With the release of the song 'Worth It' from Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink, the American girl band took some time to talk about the creation of the music video for the single, explaining how they flipped gender roles in the video.

Treasure Davis - Simple feat. Kid Ink (Lyric)

LA singer Treasure Davis - who has previously worked alongside J. Cole - enlists the talents of rapper Kid Ink on her latest song 'Simple', for which she has now unveiled a lyric video. The song has been produced by Pop & Oak.

Fifth Harmony - Worth It

Kid Ink - Full Speed Album Review

28-year-old Los Angeles MC Kid Ink has been slowly building his reputation for a number of years now, consistently grinding and working with a polished, glossy sound. 'Full Speed' is his third studio album, released through The Alumni Music Group, and if there's one thing you can say about Kid Ink it's that he knows exactly who his fan-base is and what they want. His 2014 'My Own Lane' album was packed with radio ready, club friendly tunes that would please most undiscerning hip hop heads; I can't say that the simplistically structured lyrics and safe song concepts made the album a winner for me, but with a year's growth and a fair amount of success, maybe 'Full Speed' would see Ink shift into that next gear.

Kid Ink - Full Speed Album Review

From the word go, it's pretty clear he hasn't though. I'm not even one of those '90s era and nothing else' guys, but when every track starts to blend into one continuous, rather tame soundtrack to a teenager's pre-drinks session, it really makes me lose faith in the direction of mainstream hip hop. Although the beginning of the 'Full Speed' experience is promising, with the anthemic opener 'What It Feels Like' and the confident 'Faster' providing excellent sonic suitability, if not any particular lyrical depth, it quickly descends into disappointment. Ink's tendency to rely on tired club hooks and boring, played out concepts, such as on 'Dolo' and 'Body Language', make the album a hard listen if you're looking for any kind of substance at all.

The bouncy, glossy instrumentals that Kid Ink uses on this album are most definitely suited to his style, and often carry the songs somewhat; the lyrical content in this is the main thing that I have serious gripes about. This may be club-geared, commercial music, but that doesn't excuse the lacklustre writing displayed throughout. The Chris Brown collaboration 'Hotel' is probably a low point with a rather hypocritical standpoint considering the rest of the album's themes. 'Blunted' is one example of Kid Ink's charismatic flow and delivery, combining with an energetic instrumental with successful results. The clattering snares and melodic spitting make for a busy, yet continuously interesting listen.

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Kid Ink - Round Here

Kid Ink has released the official music video for his song, 'Round Here' which features as  the ninth track to appear on his 3rd February 2015 album, 'Full Speed', with the video being directed by Dan Centrone.

Kid Ink - Full Speed Track to Track

With Kid Ink's  album 'Full Speed' being released on 3rd February 2015, the rapper took some time to talk about the album track by track, discussing what each one meant to him and what went into the production.

Kid Ink - Hotel (Audio)

Ahead of the 3rd February 2015 release of Kid Ink's album, 'Full Speed', the rapper has released the audio for one of the albums songs. 'Hotel' features Chris Brown and serves as the fifth track on the album.

Kid Ink - Body Language (Edited)

Kid Ink - Body Language (Explicit)

Kid Ink has released the music video for his 9th September 2014 single 'Body Language', featuring Usher and Tinashe.

2014 MOBO Awards

Alexa Goddard and Kid Ink - 2014 MOBO Awards - Arrivals at SSE Arena, Wembley - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Alexa Goddard
Alexa Goddard
Alexa Goddard

The MOBO Awards 2014

Asiah Azante and Kid Ink - A variety of stars from the music industry attended the Mobo Awards 2014 which was held at Wembley arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Asiah Azante and Kid Ink

Kid Ink - Body Language feat. Usher & Tinashe - Behind The Scenes

Kid Ink at Vicar Street

Yasmin Seky and Kasey Nelson - Kid Ink at Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Date of birth

1st April, 1986