Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast

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Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
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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
Producer Too Short, D-Nice, Mike E. Clark, Kid Rock, Chuck Nice, The Blackman, The Dice Sound
Kid Rock chronology
Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
The Polyfuze Method
Singles from Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast
  1. "Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
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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".


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.

As of 2004, the album has sold 275,000 copies. It was the only album allowed on iTunes by Kid Rock, because he didn't own the rights for any other albums until 2012, after which he released all of his Atlantic albums on there. Only Best Buy sells the album.

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


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


  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,