The rapper Kidd is on stage, wearing a bikehelmet backwards and has a big confetti gun in his hand. Everyone is screaming and the crowd go crazy as it fires. We’re somewhere in Jutland in Andreas Johnsen’s documentary ”KIDD LIFE”.
Nicholas Westwood has been roaming the country since first of march 2011 when he put up a musicvideo for ”Kysset med Jamel”. In no time his career exploded, playing gigs each and every night all over the country. Kidd is on everyones lips, he does poetry-reading in the Royal Danish Library, a massive concert at Roskilde Festival and a gig at Danish Music Awards. But suddently everything dies out – the fifth of january he writes on Twitter; ”I’ll stop making music”. The following sunday he’s featuring a talkshow revealing it was all a joke, that his texts were written on seven or ten minutes and he can’t believe that people aren’t more critical. Even the primeminister of Denmark is getting Kidds autograph – only to Kidds own laugh.
Andreas Johnsen catches it all – uppers and downers, cheesy ladies, mad bookers and – most important of it all – we get a glimpse of the ”real” Nicholas Westwood, but still Johnsen manage to do it in a personal way. An example is a scene where Kidd has a meeting with two blonde girls from the Royal Danish Library where Johnsen catches some horny looks and sentences from these to 30-40-year old high-cultural women.
The irony of the entire Kidd-project is also highlighted by Johnsen. The song ”Uhh det er så svært at være så god” is played, and just before he cuts to Nicolas shaving himself (why are we even supposed to look at this?) the lyrics ”Hele danmark kigger nu” is sung.
We’re meeting the person inside Kidd, for example he sheds a tear when a girl, he actually seems to care for, takes a pregnancy test and it ends up positive. We meet a jealous Kidd aswell right after Klumben and Raske Penge (a couple of good friends) has played a concert at Roskilde, Kidd whispers to himself; ”I’m playing the Orange Stage next year”.
Johnsens documentary enlighten us on the big hoax Kidd and his companions has exposed us to. But after watching these 96 minutes of massive alcohol abuse you’ll be left with a wonder if you’re fooled yet again by the documentary.
Once in a while you’re a bit bored with a too long artistic pause, but I’ll strongly recommend people who knows about Kidd to check the documentary out.
We end at Nibe Festival, one of the Kidd-projects last gigs, and the party continues.
As you read this he’s working on a project called ”Heimdals Sidste Vogter” – I’m looking forward to follow what’s going on in the new episode.