15 Things You Didn't Know About Kid Ink It's been a big year for Kid Ink and 2014 is set to be even bigger with the release of his album 'My Own Lane'. 1. Meet Kid Ink, real name: Brian Todd Collins 2. He was born on April 1st 1986 in Los Angeles. 3. Kid Ink released his first mixtape 'World Tour' under the name Rockstar. 4. He caught the attention of DJ Ill Will who signed him to his label, The Alumni Group. 5. In January of this year Kid Ink launched his debut major label single 'Bad Ass'. 6. He also launched clothing line 'Alumni clothing' - which he's often seen sporting. 7. To celebrate hitting one million likes on Facebook he dropped 'Fired Up'. 8. The rapper has racked up over 60 million combined hits on his YouTube channel. 9. In September he debuted the single 'Show Me' featuring Chris Brown. 10. Kid Ink got his first tattoo when he was sixteen. 11. He now has over 100 all over his body. 12. He likes receiving fan art from his friends and shares the best ones on his Facebook page. 13. His 'Roll Up' European tour arrived in the UK this November. 14. Kid Ink's album 'My Own Lane' is being released on January 7th 2014. 15. Catch him talking to E-Plus on Capital XTRA tomorrow.