Kid Rock is a rapper-turned-rocker musician from Detroit, Michigan. His musical style is incredibly innovative, as it combines aspects of country and hip hop music to a rock foundation. His early career began as a rapper, and he was a well-known star in his native Detroit. He was not able, however, to reach national success as a rap musician alone. He expanded his level of creativity and began to cultivate a broader sound, leaning more towards the popular 'rap rock' genre made famous by bands such as Limp Biscuit and Linkin Park. In 2003, years after his somewhat anticlimactic inception into the music scene, he was successfully reinvented, launching the new Kid Rock into international fame. He began incorporating southern rock and country elements to his rap rock sound, which garnered him immediate mainstream success. His sound is completely unique and has become a trademark of his popularity. Since his rise to fame, Kid Rock has continued to sell millions of records and has received multiple awards.