Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, 19-year-old Kidd Kenn (Dontrell Smith) discovered an unparalleled joy for performance at an early age. His viral freestyle videos quickly gained him local notoriety and an influx of fans online racking up hundreds of thousands of views. With the mission of encouraging young people to be comfortable in their own skin, Kidd Kenn approaches his music with a passion and hunger that cannot be denied. He’s a pioneer in his hometown and pushing the boundaries of hip-hop as we know it. As more and more artists embrace their authentic selves, they will continue to look to Kenn to lead the pack in breaking the mold.
His debut mixtape Childish dropped in September 2018, followed by the Child’s Play EP (February 2020), and Problem Child (June 2020). Kenn’s buzz continues to grow with tastemaker support and co-signs from Grammy®-winning artists Cardi B, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Nas X, along with Chance The Rapper, Saweetie, Kehlani, Young M.A and more.
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