Hit U In The Socket

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Hit U In The Socket

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NPG Music Club download - no official artwork created
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included on the album Try Me
Song details
Performer: Rosie Gaines
First Released: 15 May 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 4 download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (credited as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Hit U In The Socket (a.k.a. (Hit U) In The Socket or In The Socket) was initially offered as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 4 (along with Props N' Pounds by Prince, Sex In My Bones by Fonky Bald Heads and NPG Ahdio Show # 4).

This version was later also offered through Rosie Gaines' website (as (Hit U) In The Socket (NPGMC Remix)), which also offered the original 1991 recording of the song as the fifth track of a digital album Try Me (as In The Socket).

In 2010, an alternate version of the 1991 recording was included as the fifth track on her iTunes exclusive album Concrete Jungle (as Hit U In The Socket).

While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracks were recorded in June 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with horn overdubs taking place on 15 November 1992 (on the same day as horn overdubs for Holly Don't Care), but these horn overdubs were ultimately not used.

This version was included as the fourth song on one 1993 configuration of Rosie Gaines' planned Paisley Park Records album Concrete Jungle, and the fifth song on another 1993 configuration, while not appearing on other configurations, before a version of the album (now released by Dredlix Records) was released on iTunes in 2010.

Recording dates for the overdubs on the version released in 2001 are not known, but these were likely recorded in 2000-2001 at Paisley Park Studios.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
15 November 1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs by Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss
2000-2001 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs and additional recording
Recording Personnel

Released versions

Unreleased version

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Hit U In The Socket 4:04 NPG Music Club Edition # 4 mp3 download

rosiegaines.com mp3 download

Remix a.k.a. (Hit U) In The Socket (NPGMC Remix)
In The Socket 3:55 Try Me Studio Original 1991 recording
Hit U In The Socket 4:08 Concrete Jungle Studio Alternate version of the original 1991 recording
Hit U In The Socket (Extended Version) 4:56 Essential Rosie Studio Additional rap

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Hit U In The Socket Studio Includes horn overdubs, later removed before release
Hit U In The Socket 1:18 Excerpt Included on Man'O'War (Remix) NPG Records Sampler unreleased cassette
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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