THE KID RATED R
San Francisco-based artist and producer, The Kid Rated R, expands on the genre of hip-hop adding elements from his native Bay Area as well as New York and Los Angeles, where he honed his skills in performance and production. The Kid was surrounded by music as a child, often listening to his Puerto Rican-born father practice his craft as a professional percussionist. Rated R's influences cover a wide-range of genres and it shows in his eclectic beats and wide artistic range. Working often with others, The Kid Rated R has produced for a number of artists and has also been credited with A&R on various albums. The Kid's love of live music is also evident in the instrumentation he uses in his compositions as well as the band he rocks with on stage.