Brian McCollum of the Detroit Free Press chatted with Detroit’s own Kid Rock, and asked the rap-rocker if he’s transforming into a Southern rocker. “You’re definitely seeing Kid Rock evolve. Into a Southern rock guy? I don’t know. A country guy? I don’t know. There’s so much that’s close to my heart,” he says. “Being a DJ is in my heart — that’s where I came from. It’s simple — people appreciate good music. It’s about trying to avoid the overnight trends. Rather than trying to follow something, I’m trying to create something. I learn from the people who came before me, what they’ve seen in their careers.” Freep.com has since removed the article.