Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast

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Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
Studio album by Kid Rock
Released December 30, 1990
Recorded 1989-1990 at Battery Studios and One Little Indian
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 58:11
Label Jive / RCA / Top Dog
1409-J
Producer Too Short, D-Nice, Mike E. Clark, Kid Rock, Chuck Nice, The Blackman, The Dice Sound
Kid Rock chronology
Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
(1990)
The Polyfuze Method
(1993)
Singles from Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
  1. "Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars link

Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast is American musician Kid Rock's first album, released by Jive Records in 1990.

The Oakland, California rapper Too $hort produced the tracks "Super Rhyme Maker" and "Wax The Booty". KRS-One associate D-Nice was also a producer on the album, and Mike E. Clark helped to produce "Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley".

After putting Kid Rock out on the Straight From The Underground Tour opening for Ice Cube, Jive Records sat on the album. Vanilla Ice, another white rapper, had a fall out with the hip hop community after it was found out he grew up rich, not from the hood. This, being similar to Kid Rock's upbringing, had Jive Records release him in 1991.

History[edit]

The album sold 100,000 copies on its initial release, making Kid Rock one of the two biggest rap stars in Detroit in 1990, along with the rapper Esham.[1][2] However, following the release of the album, Kid Rock's career had begun to decline, and he did not make another album until the release of The Polyfuze Method in 1993, which had a more rap rock-oriented sound.[2]

A college radio station, WSUC-FM 90.5 in Cortland, New York, was fined $23,750 by the FCC for broadcasting an uncensored version of this album's song Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley.[3] Jive Records dropped Kid Rock soon afterwards. Kid Rock re-released the album on his own label, Top Dog Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley" – 4:18
  2. "Genuine Article" – 4:42
  3. "Cramp Ya Style" – 4:19
  4. "New York's Not My Home" – 4:27
  5. "Super Rhyme Maker" – 3:37
  6. "With a One-Two" – 3:38
  7. "Wax the Booty" – 5:20
  8. "Pimp of the Nation" – 5:10
  9. "Abdul Jabar Cut" – 4:29
  10. "Step in Stride" – 3:24
  11. "The Upside" – 5:06
  12. "Style of X-Pression" – 4:20
  13. "Trippin' Over a Rock" – 3:11

Samples[edit]

  • "Yo Da Lin In The Valley"
  • "Genuine Article"
  • "Cramp Ya Style"
    • "Cheap Sunglasses" by ZZ Top
    • "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (For Now On)" by Lee Dorsey (vocal sample only)
    • "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate
  • "New York's Not My Home"
  • "Super Rhyme Maker"
  • "With A One Two"-
  • Wax The Booty"
  • "Pimp Of The Nation"
  • "Abdul Jabar Cut "
    • "Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Step In Stride"-
  • "The Upside"
    • "Upside Down" by Diana Ross(vocal sample only)
    • "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones
    • "Different Strokes" by Sly Johnson
    • "Think (About It) " by Lynn Collins
  • "Style Of X-Pression"
    • " Love Train " by The O Jays (vocal sample only)
  • "Trippin Over A Rock "
    • "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones

Additional crew[edit]

  • D Nice – producer
  • David Bright – keyboard
  • Roz Davis – drums
  • Doug E. Doug – bass guitar
  • Patricia Halligan – guitar
  • Mike E. Clark – producer
  • Too Short – mixing, producer
  • The Blackman – producer
  • Chuck Nice – producer
  • The Dice Sound – producer
  • D-Square – mixing on "The Upside"
  • Kid Rock – guitar, bass guitar, turntable, keyboard, drums, producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (August 2003). "Paying Dues". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 164–167. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  2. ^ a b Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (August 2003). "The Dark Carnival". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 174–185. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  3. ^ Kid Rock Biography, RollingStone.com