Kid Rock is living proof that, yes, even white trash kids from the ghetto can grow up to become huge rock stars, mingle with elite celebrities and have their picture in every entertainment magazine in the country. But even Kid Rock himself admits, “it’s not just about the music,” and clearly at this point it’s quite obvious it isn’t. Starting his career as an underground rapper/ rocker while growing up on the streets of Detroit, Kid Rock, formerly known as Bob Ritchie, has made a career out of bad mouthing his enemies, MC’ing loud parties, all the while wearing a pimp suit and a “don’t give a fuck” attitude. And while his multi-platinum debut Devil Without A Cause showcased his rap-rock side, Kid has focused his later efforts on more country-esque songs, including a duet with Sheryl Crow. Continuing on the twangy road to success, Kid Rock returns with his self-titled album, including a guest appearance by Hank Williams Jr.Few artists can straggle the genre barrier without alienating their fan base. But Kid Rock proves he can not only crossover genres, but can also do it well. Raspy, twangy vocals set over mildly blues-esque acoustic guitar work creates the mood for a majority of the songs on Kid Rock. While the rest of the album is a huge change, the angry, sex-infused lyrics continue to follow the same trend that ignited his career. Most songs on Kid Rock have the feel of a glossy, inflated ego, disappointingly lacking the energy and rebellion that charged his earlier work.