In the dynamic world of Canadian urban entertainment, one name has resonated for nearly two decades—Kevin “Kid Kut” Keith. A true polymath, Kid Kut has not only made his mark as a DJ, Emcee, Promoter, and Producer but has also carved out a niche as an acclaimed barber. His journey is one that intertwines with the legacy of the Baby Blue Soundcrew, a pioneering DJ group that played a pivotal role in shaping Canadian hip hop and R&B.
Kid Kut’s journey kicks off in an era where the beats of house parties and the sizzle of BBQs were untarnished by metal detectors. His role as a DJ, Emcee, and Promoter brought unparalleled energy to the Canadian music industry. Kid Kut emerged as a true influencer, producing top urban talent like Kardinal Offishall and Jully Black while rocking the mic as the “Voice of the Vibe.” His ability to create hype on records and at events is unparalleled, marking him as a heavy-hitting contributor to Canada’s music scene.
[ Kevin “MC KidKut” Keith ]
The Baby Blue Soundcrew Legacy: A Journey Through Time
Kid Kut’s legendary status is deeply rooted in his affiliation with the Baby Blue Soundcrew. Originating in the ’90s, this iconic DJ group, comprising Kid Kut, KLC, C-Boogie, and Singlefoot, became synonymous with unforgettable parties and mixtapes. A significant milestone was their first single, “Money Jane,” released in 2000, featuring Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, and Sean Paul. The single not only gained popularity in Canada but also won the 2001 MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rap Video.
From the Streets to the Studio: Kid Kut’s Musical Odyssey
Kid Kut’s love for music dates back to the days when house parties, blocks, and BBQs didn’t require metal detection. As a high school student, he DJed and hosted the legendary Terrordome radio show on 105.5 CHRY FM from 1991 to 2000. The Kid Kut moniker is a double entendre, signifying not just his prowess on the decks but also his acclaimed barbering skills. Balancing “kutting” hair by day at his well-known barbershop “Shine” in Brampton, ON, and “kutting” records at night, Kid Kut has shaped his destiny through undeniable talent.
Kid Kut’s influence extends beyond the airwaves. As part of the Baby Blue Soundcrew, he produced memorable mixtapes like ’95 Live, featuring emerging talents Kardinal Offishall and Jully Black. Collaborating with Jester of the X-Caliber Entourage, Kid Kut’s portfolio boasts over 100 mixtapes, including celebrated series like Encore, Kill Da Dance, and Ladies Night.
Shaping the Future: From Parties to Online Waves
His impact isn’t limited to the studio; Kid Kut has hosted celebrity parties worldwide, bringing the hype to star-studded events featuring Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Kanye West, and Rihanna. His television presence on BET, Much Music, CTV’s “Drop The Beat,” and “Rap City” further solidifies his status as a master of ceremonies.
Kid Kut continues to shape the future of urban entertainment. Hosting events like Ian Andre Espinet’s Soul Kitchen and the FWD>> series since March 2010, he remains at the forefront of Toronto’s elite parties. Kid Kut and Jester, representing the X-Caliber Entourage, host a weekly online radio show called X-Files on Globe-Radio.com every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m., reaching audiences in the UK and Sierra Leone.
A Living Legend: Kid Kut’s Impact on Toronto’s Urban Lifestyle
Kevin Keith, known as Kid Kut, has become a staple in Toronto’s urban entertainment and lifestyle scene. With a keen sense of what’s hot on the streets and in the studio, Kid Kut’s edge on all that is current and trendsetting is evident. Explore his world at the “new” Kid Kut website, www.kidkut.com, where this two-time Stylus Award recipient of Club MC of the Year takes urban lifestyle to a higher level. It’s not just about the “hype” of the party; it’s about what’s “hype” in your LIFE!
Kid Kut’s journey is deeply intertwined with the legacy of the Baby Blue Soundcrew, a group that played a pivotal role in shaping Canadian hip hop and R&B. As their legacy continues to inspire and shape the Canadian urban entertainment landscape, Kid Kut’s ongoing journey seamlessly weaves through, leaving an everlasting impact on the vibrant tapestry of Canadian music history.