Guess Who’s Knockin’

From Prince Vault
Jump to navigationJump to search
Groovy Potential   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   The Guilty Ones
Guess Who’s Knockin’

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). In an interview in 2022, Michael B. revealed that Paul McCartney refused to give them permission to use this sample.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in August-December 1992, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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

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

Additional Information

See also Trivia

Groovy Potential   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   The Guilty Ones