Just Another Sucker is the fourth track on 94 East’s first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, and, around the time of the album’s release, Just Another Sucker was released as the album’s first single.
The track is the only one on the collection to feature writing input by Prince (co-written by Pepé Willie), and features Prince on guitar, synthesizer, keyboards and drums.
A preliminary version of the song was recorded in Summer 1978 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Dance To The Music Of The World and Lovin’ Cup). As with the other tracks included on Minneapolis Genius, additional recordings and remix were done by Pepé Willie and Alvin Moody in New York in 1985. The original 1978 version remains unreleased.
In 1995, it was included as the first track on the first disc of Symbolic Beginning (re-released in 1999 as The Early Years, in 2000 as One Man Jam and in 2020 as 94 East Featuring Prince).