(AllHipHop News) Kidd Kidd is a New Orleans rapper and member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit. He has been associated with many rappers from his hometown. Kidd was once signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, and he has recorded with Juvenile. There is one emcee claiming the N.O. that Kidd Kidd says he is not familiar with being from his city.
In an interview with PosseTV.com, Kidd was asked about Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica and whether he every came across the “Exhibit C” emcee while in New Orleans. Kidd Kidd responded by saying:
Real n***a s**t. I keep it 100. I don’t know dude. I never seen him. When I heard about dude he was on a song with Talib Kweli. I was like damn n***a say he from New Orleans. He from New Orleans? Where in New Orleans? N***a was like he from uptown. I’m the type of n***a to do research on n***as. Especially if you talking about you from New Orleans. So I asked around. Don’t nobody know dude. Not saying he a fake n***a, I don’t know him to say that about him, but you asked me about him in New Orleans, I don’t know him from New Orleans.
Jay Electronica has stated that he is originally from New Orleans’ Magnolia Projects, and later moved to New York City, Philadelphia, and other cities. In a 2010 interview with MTV, Electronica spoke about his New Orleans heritage and his embarrassment about being a southern rapper at one point in his career.
“In my earlier years from when I first left home, I was embarrassed being from the South,” said Jay. “Now I’m at a place where I understand where I’m from. I understand my culture and I’m more proud to be from there than associate with somewhere else.”
He goes on to say, “I’m from New Orleans and there’s a certain type of music … It’s a part of me; I grew up with bounce music. It’s call-and-response, it’s trance, it’s tribal, it’s communal, it’s African.”
Watch Kidd Kidd’s interview below.