Girl 6 is the thirteenth and final track (third of three previously-unreleased tracks) on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee), and, a week after the album's release, Girl 6 was released as the album's first and only single. The song contained lyrics written by Prince and music written by Tommy Barbarella, and was largely recorded by Prince.
While specific recording dates are now known, basic tracking took place in December 1995, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, based on Tommy Barbarella's home studio recording (which had no musical input by Prince). Although Prince had changed his name to two and a half years previously, the song used the name Prince in its credits, perhaps because the rest of the album contained songs by "Prince". The track samples Raspberry Beret's counted lead-in and Housequake's phrase "Shut up, already! Damn!" It also contains various spoken samples from the Girl 6 movie, featuring actress Theresa Randle as "Girl 6".