Album: Gold Nigga

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Gold Nigga

Gold Nigga album artwork

Album details


Released: 31 August 1993 - first sold at concert retail stalls
Length: 46:48 (1st edition)
43:24 (2nd edition)
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Studios 301, Sydney, Australia; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


This album did not receive a wide retail release and was not eligible for the charts.

Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


2gether
b/w 2gether
2gether single.jpg

See also


    
Gold Nigga is the first 'solo' album by the New Power Generation (who had previously been credited on the Prince and the New Power Generation albums Diamonds And Pearls and SymbolSmallerBlue.png). It was also the first album to be released by NPG Records, before the closure of Paisley Park Records.

The album was first available at retail stalls on the Act II tour, beginning with the 31 August 1993, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France tourdate. It was later sold at The New Power Generation Stores in Minneapolis and London, but there was no wider retail release.

While Tony M. is featured as the lead vocalist, Prince can be heard at various points on the album, and was heavily involved in writing, producing and performing on the album (uncredited). A second pressing of the album removed the track Guess Who's Knockin', which borrows heavily from the Wings song Let 'Em In (written by Paul McCartney, from the 1976 album Wings At The Speed Of Sound).

It is unclear if this was a result of some action by McCartney, or simply that Prince realized it was borrowed (in the same way as when Cat's rap was removed from Positivity).

The album produced one single, 2gether, which received a similarly small-scale release as the album. Because of the album's low-key release, it was not eligible for the charts.

The album was first developed as a concept in early 1992, and first worked on in April 1992, when Goldnigga, Deuce & A Quarter and Goldie's Parade were recorded at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia, during Australian dates on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour. Most other tracks were recorded at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, later in 1992 following the end of the tour. 2gether was the last track recorded for the album, in May/June 1993, and the previously-recorded track Call The Law, from late 1991, was also added to the album.

While likely only coincidental, it is noteworthy that the single Pink Cashmere by Prince (his first using his solo name since 1990's New Power Generation) was released on the same day Gold Nigga went on sale at Act II tourdates, highlighting the idea that Prince and the New Power Generation were now separate entities (which was, in reality, far from true).



Track listing
CD CD

This compact disc version is the original issue.

  • 1st edition
  1. Goldnigga Pt. 1 (3:11)
  2. Guess Who's Knockin' (3:24) 1
  3. Oilcan (0:42) 2
  4. Segue (0:15)
  5. Deuce & A Quarter (3:18)
  6. Segue (0:21)
  7. Black M.F. In The House (5:08)
  8. Goldnigga Pt. 2 (2:51)
  9. Goldie's Parade (2:22)
  10. Segue (0:35)
  11. 2gether (5:31) 3
  12. Segue (0:45)
  13. Call The Law (4:16) 4
  14. Johnny (10:19)
  15. Segue (1:13)
  16. Goldnigga Pt. 3 (2:37)

This CD edition is a reissue from the original CD.

  • 2nd edition
  1. Goldnigga Pt. 1 (3:11)
  2. Oilcan (0:42) 2
  3. Segue (0:15)
  4. Deuce & A Quarter (3:18)
  5. Segue (0:21)
  6. Black M.F. In The House (5:08)
  7. Goldnigga Pt. 2 (2:51)
  8. Goldie's Parade (2:22)
  9. Segue (0:35)
  10. 2gether (5:31) 3
  11. Segue (0:45)
  12. Call The Law (4:16) 4
  13. Johnny (10:19)
  14. Segue (1:13)
  15. Goldnigga Pt. 3 (2:37)

All tracks written by Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Morris Hayes, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson (credited to the New Power Generation) except where indicated.
1 Written by Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Morris Hayes, Tony M., Damon Dickson,Kirk Johnson (credited to the New Power Generation) & Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney (uncredited)
2 Written by Prince and Michael B. Nelson (horn arrangement) (assumed, credited to the New Power Generation)
3 Written by Prince & Tony M. (credited to the New Power Generation)
4 Written by Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Rosie Gaines, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson (credited to the New Power Generation).



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Prince was touring Europe at the time of the album's release there (on the Act II tour), and performed songs from this album regularly. The album was also played over the PA system prior to shows.

References
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NPG Albums All Prince Albums 1994
Blankman
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