By 1998 Kid Rock was known all over the world for his hard-hitting, white trash rhymes, everything he had dreamed of was becoming a reality. With the amazing talent Kid possessed, the girls, money and rock star lifestyle soon trailed behind, giving him the image he still keeps alive today. It was an extremely long journey, struggling to get the people of Michigan to listen to what he had to offer, Kid even went to the extent of rapping for passerby's on the street, by no means was he an overnight success. Over the years, "Devil Without A Cause" went on to be certified Diamond by the RIAA for 10,000,000 sold.
While "Devil Without A Cause" was still blowing up in the rap-rock world Kid released the second biggest album of his career, "History Of Rock", a well put together compilation of material from his earlier albums, although some songs were re-recorded and brought to the fans in fresher, more up-to-date versions. There was also a new track, "American Bad Ass", perhaps Kid's most successful single, not in terms of sales, but in popularity.
In 2002 the latest from the Kid Rock crew is "Cocky", an album mostly consisting of Kid's classic rap-rock sound but this time it's peppered with a country feel. The album has been certified Platinum but since then the number of sales have slowed down immensly. Kid believes Atlantic isn't pushing the album as they should for one simply reason; they were expecting a "Devil Without A Cause 2" from him. "Cocky" is a big change from what we were hearing from Kid in 1998, but so far, the fans are enjoying the new twist.