2 Whom It May Concern

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2 Whom It May Concern

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single art for My Name Is Prince
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 28 September 1992 - My Name Is Prince single (UK release)
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
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2 Whom It May Concern is a non-album track which first appeared on the UK version of the My Name Is Prince single, before appearing on the US single of Damn U, while soon after appearing on the maxi-single of 7. The track is largely a spoken-word track which at times samples most tracks from the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album (mostly) in order: My Name Is Prince, Sexy M.F., Love 2 The 9's, The Max, Blue Light, EyeBlue.png Wanna Melt With U, The Continental, Damn U, Arrogance, And God Created Woman, 7 and The Sacrifice Of Victor, while also introducing each member of the New Power Generation, serving as a commercial for the album (the promo video is in fact labeled "Commercial" on promo VHS copies). The backing track is sampled directly from 7 (After 6 Long Mix); it also contains a sample of God made Me Funky performed by The Headhunters, written by B. Maupin, B. Summers, P. Jackson, M. Clark and B. McKnight (from their 1975 album Survival Of The Fittest, also sampled in The Sacrifice Of Victor).

While exact recording dates are unknown, the track was recorded in Summer, 1992 following the recording of the album's last-recorded song EyeBlue.png Wanna Melt With U, most likely at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. See individual song titles for the recording information about the samples used in this track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer, 1992 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
2 Whom It May Concern 4:02 My Name Is Prince single

Damn U single
7 single

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Commercial 1:14 Promotional release only Promo video See 2 Whom It May Concern video for more details
Commercial 4:07 Promotional release only Promo video See 2 Whom It May Concern video for more details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • It was rumored at the time of this song's release that some of the lyrics were written in response to Michael Jackson proclaiming himself "the king of pop" in 1991, along with My Name Is Prince (especially the line "2 whomever it may concern / U must come 2 your senses / There are no kings on this earth / Only princes").

References
2 The_Wire (Creamy Instrumental)   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   2 Y. 2 D.