Video from the 25-year-old son of the 'Son of Detroit' debuts online

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Kid Rock's son is following in his father's footsteps. 

Robert James Ritchie Jr., who is recording as Robert James, released the music video for "Exstacy," the first single from his debut album, on Friday. The video can be viewed here

"Exstacy" is an upbeat R&B-flavored love song. The video finds James, 25, serenading a girl and ends with the two of them in a shower together. 

Kid Rock linked to the video on Twitter on Friday. "My son released his 1st single off his debut album today!!" Rock wrote. "He sure can sing and I am very proud of him!!"

In a recent Facebook post, James described himself as "an unsigned indie artist with a celebrity for a parent." He works a day job at the Apple store but says his heart is in his music. "I had my daughter at 21 years old not knowing what I was gonna do. But I put in work and I refused to ride coattails," he wrote. 

James has released several songs in the past. "Bad," a rowdy hip-hop jam, was released in January, and the R&B ballad "All Alone" was released last year. 

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