Willie the Kid (rapper)

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Willie the Kid
Birth name William Jackson
Born (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Emcee
Years active 2006-Present
Labels Embassy Entertainment/P-Vine
Associated acts La the Darkman, DJ Drama, Don Cannon, Bronze Nazareth, The Alchemist, Roc Marciano, S-Class Sonny, Termanology, Sean Price, Jon Connor, DJ Head Debiase

William Jackson (born September 25, 1985),[1] better known by his stage name Willie the Kid, is a rapper from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is most famous for being DJ Drama's protégé and appearing on both DJ Drama albums Gangsta Grillz: The Album and Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2) as well as Lil Wayne's Dedication 2 and Dedication 3 mixtape.[2] He is the younger cousin (commonly mistaken as brothers) of the Wu-Tang Clan affiliate La the Darkman.[3] He released his debut album, Absolute Greatness, in September 2008.[4]


Studio albums[edit]


  • 2010: Never a Dull Moment (with Lee Bannon)
  • 2012: Dilla Forever
  • 2013: Somewhere. [5]
  • 2013: Naledge & Willie the Kid Are...The Brainfly (with Naledge of Kidz in the Hall) [6]
  • 2013: Masterpiece Theatre (with The Alchemist) [7]


  • 2006: The Day the Game Changed... (Hosted By DJ Drama, DJ Sense & Don Cannon)
  • 2006: Dead Presidents (Hosted By DJ Drama) (with La the Darkman)
  • 2006: Divide & Conquer (Hosted By DJ Drama & Big Mike)
  • 2009: The Fly (Hosted By DJ Drama & DJ Head Debiase)[8]
  • 2009: The Outkast (Hosted by DJ Scream)
  • 2010: The Cure (Hosted by DJ Woogie)
  • 2011: The Fly 2 (The Transformation)
  • 2011: The Crates
  • 2011: The Cure 2
  • 2013: Aquamarine
  • 2014: The Living Daylights (with Bronze Nazareth)
  • TBA: Casa Mila
  • TBA: The Fly 3
  • TBA: Never A Dull Moment 2

Other Works[edit]

In 2012, Willie the Kid began producing a film titled The Fly starring himself as one of the lead characters. The film was directed by Kevin Budzynski and produced by Scott Erickson of Diligent Music.[9] The film's official release date has not yet been announced.