Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap)

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Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap)

Cream single.jpg
single art for Cream
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 4 November 1991 - Cream maxi-single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
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

Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) is the third track on the maxi-single of Cream, the second single from Prince's 13th album Diamonds And Pearls (the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation). While loosely based on the song Cream, this can be considered a song in its own right.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that recording took place in September-October 1991 (along with Cream (N.P.G. Mix), 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental), Get Some Solo, Do Your Dance (KC's Remix), Housebangers, Q In Doubt and Ethereal Mix). The song uses some samples were used in My Name Is Prince (recorded 18 September 1991, indicating that the recording of this track was around the same time), but as these are samples taken from elsewhere, the use in My Name Is Prince should not be considered a sample of this track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September-October 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) 3:56 Cream single Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) 3:13 Cream single Studio Instrumental largely based on Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) and Cream; see 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) for details
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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