Le Grind

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Le Grind

from the album "The Black Album"
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 22 November 1994 - "The Black Album" album
Album(s): "The Black Album"
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Le Grind is the first song on Prince's sixteenth album "The Black Album" (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit).

Basic tracks were recorded on 10 December 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day after 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton).

The track, along with Bob George and 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton, was recorded for a birthday party Prince was hosting for Sheila E. on 11 December 1986.

It is likely that the low voiceover in the song's introduction was added later (starting with "So U found me, good..." and ending with "So come vibe with us / Welcome 2 the Funk Bible / The new testament"), as it clearly serves as an introduction to the album.

It is known that he completed work on the album in early October 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, which is probably when this part was recorded.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 December 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Early October 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs / additional recording
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Le Grind 6:44 "The Black Album" Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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