by Lil Wayne (featuring Drake)

Album: Single release only (2014)
Play Video


  • This track finds Wayne celebrating the rewards of his hard work in both physical and career matters over Boi-1da and Vinylz's somber piano beat. Drake jumps in for a verse in which he name drops '50s French movie icon Bridget Bardot. The same foursome also teamed up for another Tha Carter V track "Believe Me."
  • The song was debuted during the first leg of a joint American tour by Wayne and Drake at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo, New York on August 8, 2014. During one segment of the show the two Young Money rappers battled each other as the crowd used a specially-released app to determine who wins the night.
  • Grinding is just another way of saying hustling. Other songs with the same or similar title include Clipse's 2002 hit single "Grindin" and Asher Roth's 2010 cut "G.R.I.N.D (Get Ready It's a New Day)."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions Answered

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions AnsweredSong Writing

10 Questions for the author of Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces

Gene Simmons of Kiss

Gene Simmons of KissSongwriter Interviews

The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be GiantsSongwriter Interviews

Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.

Oliver Leiber

Oliver LeiberSongwriter Interviews

Oliver Leiber talks about writing and producing hits for Paula Abdul, and explains his complicated relationship with his father, the songwriter Jerry Leiber.

Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Kristian Bush of Sugarland

Kristian Bush of SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.