New Kidz, nee Anthony Bennett, was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, in a home brimming with the rhythms of his father's sound system. He was drawn very early to a musical path and those sounds provided inspiration that would shape his life.
Following a stint as selector for fellow Duhaney Park native, dancehall star Spragga Benz, Kidz had collaborations with other dancehall greats including Elephant Man ("Wash Out"). After rocking the crowds at some of the hottest Caribbean music festivals including Sting, Fully Loaded, Sumfest and touring for two years as the warm-up act for Buju Banton, Kidz has evolved into an entertainer, songwriter and budding producer who is honed and ready to take center stage. As he humbly states, "Good music can talk to the people, influence people, teach people. I just want to lift music up... Trust me. Just give me a listen."
New Kidz, who still resides in Jamaica, is currently in New York for several promotional events and is available for interviews through Thursday, August 28.
LISTEN TO NEW KIDZ - "WOMAN"