How did Kid Rock get his name?

Kid Rock was born Robert James Ritchie.

At age eleven, he joined a breakdance crew called the Furious Funkers and taught himself to work a cheap belt-driven turntable. In high school, Ritchie deejayed at parties for beer. He eventually joined Bo Wisdom of Groove Time Productions in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to perform basement parties for $30 a night. He chose his stage name while performing at these venues; club goers dubbed him "Kid Rock" after they had enjoyed watching "that white kid rock."