New Kidd Upstairs Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Kidd Upstairs - Genocide [Stream]

As many have observed, in rap “bad” can mean good and “stupid” can mean brilliant. So I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised to find that Oakland rapper/producer Kidd Upstairs has turned Genocide into something... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Philip Seymour Hoffman [Stream]

Living life like an endless party may sound good, but the marathon of sex, drugs and liquor is bound to wear down the most dedicated hedonist eventually. On his latest single, Cali rapper/producer Kidd Upstairs imagines... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Insta Gram$ [Stream]

The life of an emcee on the come-up isn’t an easy one, but it does have its perks—including access to some of the most beautiful women social networks have to offer. On new single Insta Gram$, featured along with some... Read More


DEMRICK ft. Kidd Upstairs - Tone It Down [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Newman [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs ft. XO - Descent [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Bridge Burners [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Picasso [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Ashin in My Cup [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - DMNDS [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs x J. Cardim - So Far Away [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Lollipop Blunts [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - A La Mode [Stream]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Turtles [Stream]

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.... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Gold Coins [Stream & Download]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Grimey! [Stream & Download]

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... Read More


Kidd Upstairs - Believe [Stream & Download]

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... Read More