My Medallion was initially released as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 8 in 2001. The previous year, however, a pre-recorded humorous message, tentatively titled Thank U Just The Same, using the musical backing of My Medallion, was broadcast at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards (as a response to winning the "Best Internet Only Single" award for One Song). In 2003, My Medallion was included as the fifth track on the compilation album The Chocolate Invasion. Interestingly, the song was not included on this album when it was made available on the NPG Music Club in 2004 (with The Dance instead). In 2015, when The Chocolate Invasion was featured on Tidal, My Medallion appeared on the album as originally planned in 2003 as its fifth track (The Dance being ommitted). This configuration of the album was made available on all digital and download plateforms after Prince’s passing.
Earlier in 2001, My Medallion had also been included in NPG Ahdio Show # 1, but had not been available separately at the time.
While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or early Summer 2000 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was tentatively included as the eighth track on the aborted High album, announced by NPGOnlineLtd.com to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which was later aborted.
Whether intentionally or not, the song’s music is largely based upon Eric Burdon and War’s 1970 song Spill The Wine (written by War), but no writer’s credits were given upon My Medallion’s release.
Although recorded while Prince was using the name , the track was credited to Prince upon release, so it is credited as such here.