Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp

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Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp
Studio album by Kid Rock
Released January 9, 1996
Recorded July 1994–December 1995 at White Rooms Studio Detroit, MI
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 65:59
Label Top Dog
Kid Rock chronology
Fire It Up
(1993)
Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp
(1996)
Devil Without a Cause
(1998)
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Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp is Kid Rock's third full-length album. It was distributed by his own label, Top Dog Records. There are two pressings of this CD; the first, the 1996 original pressing, has the Top Dog logo on the actual CD while the 1999 reissue it just a basic labeled disc. Kid Rock used the money he made from his 1994/1995 monthly Bootleg Series cassettes as well as becoming the janitor at The White Room Studios to purchase recording time. "Intro" has been used by the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons at their games. This album is not backed musically by the Twisted Brown Trucker Band as many report. He did not start arranging the group into a full-fledged backing band until he began pushing for major label attention in 1997.

There are three different alternative covers for the cassette release. The first is commonly known as the "blurry" version. There is also a "Joe C" version and a very rare "CD cover" cassette as well. Kid Rock sold a green label pressing of the album in concert in 1999. The songs "Where U at Rock" and "Black Chick, White Guy" were remade for his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause, while "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp", "Paid", "I Wanna Go Back", and "Ya Keep On" were completely re-recorded for the The History of Rock album with additional samples, piano parts, and guitar parts. "The Prodigal Son Returns" was the intro to "Prodigal Son", but it was left off the final version of The Polyfuze Method. "Shotgun Blast" was renamed "Blast" in 1999 and was used on the soundtrack to WCW Mayhem: The Music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:50
  2. "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp" (featuring Tino) – 7:18
  3. "Paid" – 5:15
  4. "I Wanna Go Back" – 5:14
  5. "Live" (featuring Esham) – 2:34
  6. "Detroit Thang" (featuring The Howling Diablos) – 6:22
  7. "Ya Keep On" – 3:55
  8. "Shotgun Blast" – 2:18
  9. "Freestyle Rhyme" – 3:57
  10. "Classic Rock" – 2:42
  11. "My Name Is Rock" – 4:30
  12. "Where U at Rock" – 5:08
  13. "Krack Rocks" (featuring Uncle Kracker) – 4:09
  14. "The Prodigal Son Returns" – 3:16
  15. "Black Chick, White Guy" – 7:10
  16. "Outro" – 0:38

Demos[edit]

  1. "Abortion" – 4:29 (released on The History of Rock)
  2. "Black Bob" – 5:31 (released on Kid Rock)
  3. "Cool Daddy Cool" – 3:18 (released on the Osmosis Jones Soundtrack)
  4. "Dark and Grey" – 6:08 (released on The History of Rock without Intro)
  5. "Jackson, Mississippi" – 4:25 (released on Kid Rock)
  6. "Lonely Road of Faith" – 5:28 (released on Cocky)
  7. "Mom and Dad I Use Drugs (Remix)" – 6:16
  8. "Roving Gangster (Rollin) #1" – 3:52
  9. "Roving Gangster (Rollin) #2" – 3:44
  10. "Roving Gangster (Rollin) #3" – 5:28 (released on Devil Without a Cause)
  11. "Slacker" – 3:48 ("Classic Rock" uses the song's guitar riff)
  12. "Turn the Page" – 5:52 (played on Detroit Rockline in 2000)
  13. "Warm Winter" – 4:05 (released on Crow Salvation Soundtrack)
  14. "Paid" – 4:44 (released on March '95 Bootleg Series Tape)
  15. "Ya Keep On" – 4:01 (released on August '94 Bootleg Series Tape)
  16. "Krack Rocks" – 3:09 (released on July '94 Bootleg Series Tape)
  17. "Classic Rock" – 2:57 (released on December '94 Demo Tape)
  18. "Only a Dog" – 3:12 (released on March '95 Demo Tape)
  19. "Box #10" – 3:26 (released on March '95 Bootleg Series Tape)
  20. "3rd Grade Stylin"
  21. "After School Snatch"
  22. "Shit Sandwiches"

Guest performers[edit]

Samples[edit]

  1. "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp" – "Boogie Drama" by John Lee Hooker and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin
  2. "Paid" – "Love Me in a Special Way" by El DeBarge
  3. "I Wanna Go Back" – "Here We Go" by Run–D.M.C. (vocal sample only)
  4. "Live" – "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp & Roger (vocal sample only)
  5. "Ya Keep On" – "Express" by B. T. Express (samples the train whistle)
  6. "Shotgun Blast" – "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin and "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
  7. "Classic Rock" - "Beats To The Rhyme " by Run DMC, "You Got That Love" by "Rufus & Chaka Khan"and "Kool is Back" by Funk, Inc.
  8. "Freestyle Rhyme" - "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang and "Bop Gun" by "Parliament"
  9. "Krack Rocks" - "Those Shoes" by the Eagles
  10. "My Name Is Rock- "Bounce,Rock,Skate,Roll" by Vaughn Mason And Crew
  11. "Where U at Rock" - "Rock the House" by the B Boys (vocal sample only)
  12. "The Prodigal Son Returns" - "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
  13. "Black Chick, White Guy" - "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers and "Cars" by Gary Numan