Kidd Kenn, the 18-year-old critically acclaimed Chicago hip-hop sensation who has forged his own unique path and has created a safe space through his music for himself and his fans, releases a new track titled “Good Day” forthcoming EP, PROBLEM CHILD, due to arrive on June 11th. The track, which is featured in the most recent Target x NY Pride ad which launched yesterday is a fresh sound for Kidd Kenn with a more melodic “feel good” production.
On the release of “Good Day” and its sync in the Target x NY Pride ad, Kidd Kenn states “I just wanted to make a track that people heard and instantly felt confident after hearing it. I wanted everyone to have a good day. Working with Target was wonderful, exciting – it was something new. It was a dream that I always wished for.”
The track follows the release of his new single, “Moves” featuring Rico Nasty. “Moves,” produced by OG Parker and Pooh Beatz (Nicki Minaj, DaBaby, Migos) is the first single from PROBLEM CHILD. Kidd Kenn is set to perform for the Youth Pride/NYC Pride virtual festival sponsored by Target on June 26.
“Moves” and “Good Day” follow-up Kidd Kenn’s double-play of 2020 – “Gold Digger” featuring Dess Dior (watch video here); and “Freestyle,” his viral collaboration with Delli Boe (watch video here). The original “Freestyle” tweet was first posted to Kidd Kenn’s and Delli Boe’s socials in early 2020, and went viral after receiving support from City Girls, picking up over 1.7 million views, over 14,000 retweets, and over 53,000 likes.
Most recently Kidd Kenn was nominated for a GLAAD award for “Outstanding Breakthrough Artist.” He also made headlines when he was selected for GLAAD’s prestigious list of “20 Under 20: Young LGBTQ People Shaping The Future of Media and Activism,” presented by Teen Vogue last summer. Check it out HERE. He was also included in OUT Magazine’s influential OUT100 List. Check out that feature HERE.
Last month, Kidd Kenn was chosen by prestigious Columbia College Chicago’s Career Center and the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to participate in Music Forward’s “An Inclusive World” virtual series of intimate conversations with young, emerging artists and aspiring industry professionals exploring pathways to success in the music industry. The topic, “The Art of Authenticity,” examined the importance of inclusivity, advocacy, and creating your own lane with confidence and intention.
Kidd Kenn has received support from Grammy®-winning artists Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B and Lil Nas X, along with Chance The Rapper, City Girls, Young MA and more. The momentum has not let up since Kenn was first brought onstage by Kehlani at the San Francisco Pride Festival in June 2018. The buzz behind Kidd Kenn has been explosive, with PAPER, Fader, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Office Magazine, Interview Magazine, and other tastemakers all rallying behind the young artist. Last Summer, he performed at multiple virtual Pride festivals including MobiFest, Wynwood Pride, Pride South Side and more.
Kidd Kenn’s huge organically grown web following has nearly 250,000 Instagram followers, over 1.5 million video views on YouTube, half-million followers on TikTok, and nearly 5 million likes.