KID ROCK Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp (1996)

Early Mornin‘ Stoned Pimp (1996)
Stupefyingly Good, Still Out-Of-Print, Self-Made Pre-Fame CD

Just like you, I pegged Kid Rock as a butt-lucky chump with a quick expiration date. White boy rap is bad enough, but Kid Rock can take the irritation to a whole new level.
That’s what I used to think. Turns out… the Kid is actually bona fide. Behind that shit-eating grin and those stoner-red slits is a driven SOB that not only survived two failed record deals (including one with Jive as early as 1990), but who fought his way back to self-release this 1996 CD, Early Mornin‘ Stoned Pimp. Ironically, most of his fans have never even heard it. It was printed in small quantities two years before his breakthrough, is way out-of-print and currently changes hands for collector’s prices. The title track is an R&B/rap throwback that eventually gets high-jacked by piano & Hammond riffs that just flat-out groove, while Detroit Thang shows that Kid’s gang gets some of their inspiration from good, old fashioned basement funk. You can’t help but note the live drums & samples and elements of street-level blues. Lyrically, it’s what you’d expect – lots of cock-talk about getting ripped, laid & paid. Plenty of Pimp is just over the top, as Rock raps like he’s already a star. Singing about “getting paid like Trump” while janitoring to pay studio fees is priceless. But the fact that Kid Rock – though sheer determination – managed to turn his pre-fame, wanna-be braggadocio into a cartoon-worthy reality is props you’ve gotta give him. TAKE THE KID ROCK CHALLENGE: Make it through both tunes below & you might gain a different perspective on Kid Rock. Amazon.

Early Mornin‘ Stoned Pimp
I Wanna Go Back
Detroit Thang
Ya Keep On
Shotgun Blast
Freestyle Rhyme
Classic Rock
My Name Is Rock
Where U At Rock?
Krack Rocks
The Prodigal Son Returns
Black Chic, White Guy



  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 12, 2010 - 15:56 | Permalink

    Find it HERE.

  • 2
    November 13, 2010 - 02:52 | Permalink

    I can't believe I'm listening to Kid Rock, and digging it. Who knew?
    Thanks, Willard.

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