That time when Jason Kidd was a rapper

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last summer, Jason Kidd made the rare move of going from being an active NBA player to an NBA coach. And while there were some bumps in the road, overall Kidd has done a nice job, being named Eastern Conference coach of the month for both January and March.

As it turns out, Kidd’s non-traditional route to becoming a coach had one mostly-forgotten detour through hip-hop music. Back in 1994, Kidd was part of a compilation album called B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret, which featured several NBA players — including Shaquille O’Neal, Cedric Ceballos, Dana Barros — showing their skills as rappers. (Funnily enough, Brian Shaw, who is also in his first season as a head coach this season, also had a track on the record.)

The New York Times caught up with Kidd this week to talk to him about his experience recording, “What the Kidd Didd.” As Kidd told the Times, “That’s something on my bucket list that I can say I’ve done, because I’d never do it again.” The whole story is a fun one, well worth a read.

And as for the song? Well, you be the judge…

VIDEO: What the Kidd Didd


  1. streaming77 says:

    No bad at all…happy he dropped it and put more effort into a great NBA career.

  2. jake s. says:

    I misread the title. Shame on me.

  3. LBJ says:

    I have no voice on my computer so couldn’t hear it. Jason Kidd said YES!!!???

  4. Some dude says:

    @streaming77 not bad at all???

    Get your ears checked son

  5. nbapacersfan says:

    Well… it’s not awful… ran about two minutes too long though !!!

  6. Spurs4Life says:

    uhh.. well.. still proud of J Kidd..

  7. Knicks All DAY says:

    This really isn’t bad… The beat is smooth and since he’s naturally has that even toned voice it goes well together… They should play this at the Barclays one day…lol