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Goldnigga album.jpg
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)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Johnny is the fourteenth track (tenth song) on the New Power Generation’s first ’solo' album Gold Nigga (the thirteenth track and ninth song on later pressings of the CD). In 2004, a 2002 live version, known as NPG In This Funky House, mostly instrumental but with a clean version of the song’s chant, was released on the opening day of the NPG Music Club’s Musicology Download Store as part of the Bataclan download.

While specific recording dates are now known, basic tracking took place in August-December 1992, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Guess Who’s Knockin’ and the album’s segues).

Of note is that this track is the earliest recording to feature Mr. Hayes in the studio.

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

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Johnny 10:19 Gold Nigga Studio
Johnny 7:05 NPG Ahdio # 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 25 March 1993, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
NPG In This Funky House / All The Critics Love U In Paris 11:05 Bataclan NPG Music Club .wma download (not available as a separate track) Live 29 October 2002 (a.m.): Le Bataclan, Paris, France

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This track is the earliest recording to feature Mr. Hayes in the studio with The NPG.
  • Prince’s handwritten version of the lyrics mention the title as Johnny Hypnotize

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