Kidd Upstairs Songs, Videos, & Albums

DEMRICK ft. Kidd Upstairs - Tone It Down Artwork
Featuring: Kidd Upstairs
West Coast rhymesayer DEMRICK has joined forces with Oakland rapper/producer and fellow DJBooth regular Kidd Upstairs to craft his latest single. Though the record’s titled “Tone It Down,” listeners are more likely... More
Posted on Sep 11, 2014
Kidd Upstairs - Newman Artwork
Song: Newman
Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising... More
Posted on Sep 04, 2014
Kidd Upstairs ft. XO - Descent Artwork
Featuring: Uptown XO
Song: Descent
Fasten your seatbelts, Booth readers, because it’s goin’ down. On his latest single, Cali rapper/producer Kidd Upstairs asks us to join him as he makes his Descent into a subterranean world of dope rhymes and... More
Posted on Aug 14, 2014
Kidd Upstairs - Bridge Burners Artwork
Kidd Upstairs is one hungry motherf**ker. No, literally—the Cali buzzmaker’s latest promo single, Bridge Burners, begins with him impatiently awaiting the arrival of a delivery pizza. But a closer listen reveals that... More
Posted on Jun 11, 2014
Editor's Pick
Kidd Upstairs - Picasso Artwork
Song: Picasso
Kidd Upstairs may not have the dough to fill his crib with multi-million dollar canvases à la Jay-Z, but that doesn’t mean he lacks a healthy appreciation for modern art. On his latest mixtape single, released along... More
Posted on Apr 09, 2014
Kidd Upstairs - Ashin in My Cup Artwork
At the bottom of January, The Kidd Upstairs earned rave DJBooth reviews for DMNDS, a club-ready ode to ladies of the unapproachably beautiful variety. If you were able to get together with a few of those rare specimens, it... More
Posted on Feb 07, 2014
Kidd Upstairs - DMNDS Artwork
Back in college, we had a term for a girl who was simply too perfect to approach: the Unicorn. Kidd Upstairs prefers to call those girls DMNDS. According to Kidd himself, a DMND is “the highest quality of woman that... More
Posted on Jan 28, 2014
Kidd Upstairs x J. Cardim - So Far Away Artwork
Featuring: J. Cardim
After nearly four months without a new feature from Kidd Upstairs, loyal fans may be wondering where the Cali rhymesayer’s been hiding. Wherever he was, he wasn’t So Far Away that he couldn’t drop by The... More
Posted on Dec 16, 2013
Kidd Upstairs - Lollipop Blunts Artwork
For most of the country, marijuana is still a no-no, but out in Colorado and Kidd Upstairs’ home state of California, the green has the green light. They have weed bars, and even weed tea. I don’t know if Lollipop Blunts... More
Posted on Aug 21, 2013
Kidd Upstairs - A La Mode Artwork
If you’ve got any ice cream in the freezer, now would be a good time to grab a few scoops; Kidd Upstairs latest feature is best enjoyed A La Mode. (Granted, I can’t think of a song that wouldn’t sound... More
Posted on Jul 31, 2013
Kidd Upstairs - Turtles Artwork
Song: Turtles
We’ve all seen that viral video where the kid trolls the news reporter by saying, “I like Turtles.” Well, if he stumbled across the latest feature from Kidd Upstairs, I think his zombie head would explode.... More
Posted on Jul 16, 2013
Kidd Upstairs - Gold Coins Artwork
At first blush, Los Angeles rhymesayer Kidd Upstairs seems to have little in common with Mario, the portly Italian plumber of Nintendo fame. The former’s latest single, however, reveals that there’s at least one... More
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
Kidd Upstairs - Grimey! Artwork
Song: Grimey!
Best draw a bath before you listen to Kidd Upstairs’ latest feature; the record’s so Grimey! you’ll want to wash up afterward. In stark contrast to July’s Believe, which found the Los... More
Posted on Dec 19, 2012
Kidd Upstairs - Believe Artwork
Song: Believe
There’s still nothing better than a perfectly placed sample. So although it’s the lyrics from Kidd Upstairs (making his DJBooth debut today) that transform new standout song selection Believe from something dope to... More
Posted on Jul 13, 2012