Kid 'n Play

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Kid 'N Play were a wholesome hip-hop and comedy duo from New York City that were most popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The duo is comprised of Christopher "Kid" Reid (born April 5 1964 in The Bronx, New York City) and Christopher "Play" Martin (born July 10 1962 in Queens, New York City),

Besides their successful musical careers, Kid 'N Play are also notable for branching out into acting. They made several music-based comedy movies in the early 1990s, and even had their own NBC Saturday morning cartoon, Kid 'N Play, from 1990 to 1991, for which they provided voices and appear on-camera in live-action wraparounds.

Play is an African American; Kid is half-African American and half-Caucasian. Kid's trademark was his high-top fade haircut, standing six inches high, which he cut during the filming of Class Act (the haircut is used as a plot device in the film).

In addition to their music, Kid 'N Play starred together in four movies, three of them entries in the popular House Party series. All of their films were based around hip-hop characters and themes. They also appeard on the soundtrack albums to these films.

Kid and Play amicably split during the mid-1990s. Kid continued acting, guest starring in a number of television sitcoms, most notably Sister, Sister, and hosting shows such as It's Showtime at the Apollo and Your Big Break. Play became a born-again Christian, and devoted his time to working on Christian-based hip-hop music projects. Hip-hop and R&B recording artists IMx, who appeared in House Party 3 as Immature, starred in a direct-to-video sequel, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute, that was produced without Kid or Play.

Discography

  • 1988: 2 Hype
  • 1990: Kid 'N Play's Funhounse
  • 1991: Face the Nation

Filmography

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