Who Sang The Grind? Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Worldwide Underground cover art

Some other versions of "The Grind"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dwayne Carter, Bryan Williams, Nicholas Warwar, Chaz Mishan, David Delgado, Britchell Mitchell
release date: 2003-9-15
genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul
length: 2:50
producer: Freakquency and dead prez
vocal: M‐1, Erykah Badu and stic.man
performer: dead prez
mixer: Brian Stanley
recording engineer: Tom Soares
arranger: Erykah Badu
bass: Braylon Lacy
unspecified drum programming: dead prez, Erykah Badu and Rashad Smith
Steady on the grind
Every day is a struggle
How to hustle some doe
If you was raised in the hood
Well then you already know
It be days that be good
But mostly money be slow
Have you ever been hungry before?
Steady on the grind stead on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen
My family depending on me
Steady on the grind steady on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen
Ain't nobody gone do it for me
Ha ooh wa ooh ha ooh wa ooh
Ha ooh wa ooh ha ooh wa ooh
Steady on the grind
Daily on the grind
Money on my mind
So heavy on my mind so heavy on my mind
Mommy got a job makin' 'bout six-somethin' an hour
She became the breadwinner when daddy was unemployed
Working forty-plus hours and kissing ***
Seeming like the only honest way she can get some cash
She struggglin' she don't know I be hustlin' pulling my own weight
I be hearing them fuss and fightin' at night mad late
Over economics; it's logic meaning they don't got it
Living in the projects, money's the only object
She makes $280 a week, standing on her feet
The ends ain't even meeting the family ain't eatin'
'Cause if taxes is 10%, and the rest if for the rent
Then crime is what you get and *****z is innocent
See it really ain't about if you eatin' or not eatin'
It's breathin' or not breathin' freedom or not freedom
'Nother day, 'nother way, 'nother dollar spent
Gotta make a revolution out of fifteen cents.

CD 1
  • 1 Intro: World Keeps Turnin'
  • 2 Bump It
  • 3 Back in the Day (Puff)
  • 4 I Want You
  • 5 Woo
  • 6 The Grind
  • 7 Danger
  • 8 Think Twice
  • 9 Love of My Life Worldwide
  • 10 Outro: World Keeps Turnin'
  • 11 Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)

  • Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 0602498609088
    script: Latin