Kid Sensation

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Kid Sensation
Birth name Steven Spence
Born c. 1971 (age 42–43)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Hip hop,
Occupations Rapper, record producer, singer
Years active 1987–1996, 2009-present
Labels A&M Records, Ichiban, Nastymix, Xola Music
Website www.xolamusic.com

Steven Spence (born c. 1971), best known by his stage name Kid Sensation, is an American rapper. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Spence made his debut as a guest rapper featured on Sir Mix-A-Lot's album Swass, where he appeared on the tracks "Rippin'" and "Square Dance Rap[1]"

Spence has sold over one million units during his hip hop career, and has hosted hip-hop based shows such as Yo! MTV Raps and BET's Rap City.[2]

Biography[edit]

Kid Sensation[edit]

Spence would release his debut "Rollin' With Number One" on July 2, 1990[3] on the Nastymix record label. Several videos would be released from the album. "Prisoner Of Ignorance", which goes into detail about a young man's life of crime, shows Spence rapping from an electric chair and a jail cell. Spence would also release the song "Seatown Ballers" and "Skin 2 Skin" as singles from his CD

Two years later, Spence released his follow up album "The Power Of Rhyme", also on Nastymix record. A single, "The Weekend", would be the only single officially released from the record. Then-Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr performed on the track "The Way I Swing"[4]

In 1995, Spence would leave Nastymix Records and record his third album, "Seatown Funk" on Ichiban International. The title track would be the only single released from the CD.

Xola Malik[edit]

Spence would retire his Kid Sensation moniker in the mid 90s, and would be known as Xola Malik. Malik would go into production, where he produced music for Jackie Jackson of the Jackson 5, former Seattle Seahawks running back Shawn Alexander's local FSN show, and for the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks.[5] He would later form Xola Music, where he recorded ads and jingles for various professional sports teams (Green Bay Packers, San Antonio Spurs) along with some voice-over work.

Malik currently lives in Tacoma, Washington.He has 4 kids. He recorded a track for former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. called "Back Home" in 2009[1] and is currently re-recording his previous Kid Sensation releases without profanity.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1990 - Rollin' With Number One
  • 1992 - The Power Of Rhyme
  • 1995 - Seatown Funk
  • 1996 - A.K.A. Mista K-Sen
  • 2009 - Back Home

Singles[edit]

  • 1987 - Square Dance Rap / Ripp'n (7", Promo)
  • 1989 - Back 2 Boom / I S.P.I.T.
  • 1989 - Breakdown / Seatown Ballers (12", Promo)
  • 1990 - Prisoner Of Ignorance (12", Promo)
  • 1990 - Seatown Ballers (12")
  • 1990 - Skin 2 Skin (12", Promo)
  • 1991 - Ride The Rhythm (Single)
  • 1992 - The Weekend (Single) (2 versions)
  • 1995 - Seatown Funk / Gotta Lotta Love (12")
  • 1995 - What Comes Around Goes Around (12", Promo)

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Title Year
Germany Gold[6] Seatown Funk 2002

References[edit]