Guess Who's Knockin'

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Guess Who's Knockin'

Goldnigga album.jpg
from the album Gold Nigga
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 31 August 1993 - Gold Nigga album
Album(s): Gold Nigga
Writer(s): 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)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Guess Who's Knockin' is the second track on the New Power Generation's first 'solo' album Gold Nigga. It was removed from later printings of the album, however, due to its musical and lyrical use of portions of the Wings song Let 'Em In (written by Paul and Linda 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).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in August-December 1992, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Johnny and the album's segues).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
August-December 1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Guess Who's Knockin' 3:24 Gold Nigga (1st edition only) Studio



 
Additional Information

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References
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