Kid Lithium

Kid Lithium

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
SoloHip Hop

Kid Lithium is an independent self produced rapper known for spirited upbeat performances mixed with driving, eclectic notes and rhythms.

Biography

Thoughtful lyrics and macabre beats are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Kid Lithium. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Lithium had a creative and musical upbringing.  His grandfather was an accomplished trumpet player who established himself in the smoky jazz clubs of the 40's and 50's. Rather than following in his grandfathers footsteps Kid Lithium had a real passion for song writing and picked up the guitar rather then the trumpet. In his late teens inspired by EPMD founder Erick Sermon Kid Lithium started sampling records and making simple hip hop beats to rap over. 


Growing up in the 1980s and 90s Kid Lithium was heavily influenced by the pop and hip hop music of his generation, his favorites included Michael Jackson, Run DMC, NWA and Redman. Lithium took his name from the infamous Nirvana song with the same title. The rock scene was a big part of growing up in a small Canadian town in the 1990s and his sound is heavily affected by the like of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and U2. 


In the 10 years plus of doing his thing Kid Lithium has seen a lot and it bleeds through into his music. Insisting on self production Kid Lithium has released two solo albums in the last decade Kid Lithium - Has Vanished Without a Trace - 2005 and The First Downloadable Drug - 2010 with the third #DREAMACHINE on the way. Along with his own music Lithium has also produced for fellow local artists Snak the Ripper, Azrael, Emotionz and his own group East Side Magic.


Apart from his solo endeavors Lithium with Bizoid (Lithium's long-time friend and collaborator) founded the East Side Magic in 2005. Putting their solo work on hold they started to pump out a slew of new tracks in his home studio that would later be compiled as the East Side Magic debut album. Together with Nekkbone and later Fresh Logic they crushed the Lower Mainlands hip-hop scene.


Since the mid 2000s Kid Lithium with or without his crew East Side Magic have been rocking dives, bars and nightclubs of Vancouver proper. Kid Lithiums stage presence can range from maniacal ferocity to a low hypnotic crawl feeding off the crowds reaction and never missing a beat. 



  • Lithium and Bizoid Present East Side Magic was a landmark album that received critical acclaim locally and in the United States. 


  • The First Downloadable Drug was Kid Lithiums first free album proving to be a big success with over 50,000 downloads worldwide. 


  • Kid Lithiums newest project #DREAMACHINE is his most ambitious project to date. A distinct reworking the pop formula Kid Lithium brings a powerful progressive record. Drawing from the worlds of dance, rock, trap and psychedelia #DREAMACHINE  lives up to its title.




Lyrics

Teenage Renaissance

Written By: Kid Lithium

Verse 1:

I got this nervous feeling…
Ya know the one that aches deep in ya gut…
But this is different…
Can't relate go figure…
My hands won't make the trigger click like a lake or river drip…
I'm dead tired I'm about sick of it…
My friends want me to think with more positive thoughts…
But its when insane is all a cosmonaut got...
And it rains here a lot...
I put the 'caine in the brain just to make the able stop.
Son of a bitch ya they struck it rich…
Wrote a couple three chord songs and the drummer kicks…
And before it was bloom it was doom and gloom…
Just a kid with a dream stuck inside his own room…
It's a shame that all these maybes…
Babies grow up just in time to make babies…
Liars loom in a distance…
Friction is force on the surface cause resistance…

Verse 2:

This is a Teenage Renaissance…
Call it what you want…
I'ma get to heaven if it kills me off…
Gotta live it brethren… Like a molotov…
When we blown up… Tear the roof right off…
I'm so sick and tired of all the fakes and haters…
I ain't a bastard man like the kid Creator.
But if do start to go a little bonkers dog…
I might off myself like he did in that Yonkers song…
Same page same story…
The newspapers dead and the internets boring…
So what in gods a freak to do sniffing glue…
Building model spaceships feeding dogs and cats people food…
Pork and beans…
And on the stage they impostors…
I'ma make em see red… Plate full of lobsters…
And just like those brooms in Fantasia…
Ya'll can bet they do my work until my movement be major…

Try not to breathe…
Try not to breathe…
Try not to breathe… Just be…

Struck by lighting…
You find me frighting…
Your like my mom when she snuck at my writing...
Bagging and pleading so she ain't burn the pages…
I guess i ain't trusted no one till this day kid…
Light show I'm all a buzz look at the lasers…
Let's go all outta drugs look at the ravers…
Text blow I'm in the club hanging with haters…
Heck no I'm on the bus heading for vegas…
And I'm the master of my game now…
Like I beat every other kid in the same round…
Kid Lithium the journeyman…
And if you ain't heard of him now you heard of him…

Discography

Kid Lithium - The First Downloadable Drug 2010

Almost entirely produced by Lithium
himself, The First Downloadable Drug bangs with narcotic soaked electro
rhythms accompanied by clever yet sometimes crude and cavalier lyrics
that will leave even the most devoted hip hop listener wanting more.

Kid Lithium - #DREAMACHINE 2014

Elation to keyed up rage roll off Kid Lithium's tongue in #DREAMACHINE causing a massive rework of the pop formula with imaginative lyrics, trap florishes and rock psychedelia.