|This entry details a series of songs Prince (then ) and Ninety-9 (real name Dietra Moses, also nicknamed "Poet99" or "99") worked on in late-Spring or early-Summer 1993. Prince met Rap/Slam/Spoken Words artist Ninety-9 at Glam Slam West between the Act I and Act II tours. She reportedly gave him a recording of her poems/slams. He added backing music to these slams and offered her a publishing deal. Ninety-9 was not signed to Paisley Park Records (nor NPG Records) but was contracted to Paisley Park Music (see triva below) as a songwriter. It is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration was intended to lead to an album, an EP or to a particular project (it is referenced here for the sake of completeness). It is possible that these recordings were made to promote her work as a songwriter and poet, but it is unverified. mentions her by name on Now, describing her as a "a new hero cuz she’s so divine" and Days Of Wild ("much props to the upside down double 6").
Five songs were recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota : 40 Ounces, Simlac, The Mood For Love, Stained Glass and Three Shots. There might be other versions of the song with her own backing music as the five tracks known to have been worked or re-worked by Prince were registered on September 1st 1993 as 'musical compositions' by Dietra Moses alone at the Library Of Congress.
None of the songs were released in this forms but sampled most of them heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however :
A lyrically identical but musically different version of the Simlac, now re-titled Burns 1, without any Prince involvement was released on the album Subliminal Simulation by the band Dream Warriors in 1994 (Canada) and 1995 (USA). The album also contains another solo track by her called "Adventures Of Plastic Man", the lyrics of which were included in the book "Loud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe" by Miguel Algarin and Bob Holman released in 1994.