Devil Without a Cause is Kid Rock's fourth album. Produced by Kid Rock with John Travis, it was released in 1998 by Atlantic Records. The album was certified 11 times Platinum by the RIAA by April 2003. It is Kid Rock's last album to be categorized as "hip hop" before crossing over to more traditional rock music. Allmusic labeled the album as a "rap-rock masterpiece".
The album's lead single was the rap anthem "Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the old school)", which failed to find success. The album didn't garner any attention until "I Am the Bullgod" was released; the single peaked at #31 on Billboard'sMainstream Rock Tracks chart and garnered the attention of MTV.
"Cowboy", the fourth single, charted at #82 on the Hot 100 and #34 on the Mainstream Top 40, as well as #5 on the Modern Rock Tracks and #10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The fifth single was "Only God Knows Why", which charted at #19 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Mainstream Top 40, with peaks of #5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #13 on the Modern Rock Tracks. Finally, the album's sixth and final single was "Wasting Time", which was a minor mainstream rock hit at #35.
A clean version is also available, removing most profanity as well as the songs "Fuck Off" and "Black Chick, White Guy". Also the clean version of the disc says "Kid Rock" and just has a black background on the disc face, while the un-edited version has an image of a hand with a raised middle finger (a call-up to Cocky which featured two hands making the same gesture) and there is no text on the disc.