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from the album How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?

CD label for Paradigm (no artwork created)

Song details
Performer: George Clinton featuring
First Released: 12 July 2001 - Paradigm CD-R single (sold at shows)

30 August 2005 - Sneak Peek EP (wider commercial release)
6 September 2005 - How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?

Album(s): How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
Writer(s): George Clinton, Tracey "Trey Lewd" Lewis (lyrics) and (music)
Producer(s): George Clinton and
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Paradigm was initially available as the only track on the Paradigm CD-R single sold by George Clinton at a live show at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, on 12 July 2001. In 2005, it was included as the third track on the first disc of George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars’s studio album How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?, and, a week before the album’s release, it was included as the second track on the Sneak Peek EP iTunes exclusive single.

Around the time of the album’s release, a promotional single of Paradigm was available in France, containing an edit of the track. The track is co-written by George Clinton, Tracey "Trey Lewd" Lewis and and co-produced by George Clinton and , who also appears on the track as a singer and musician.

While specific recording dates are not known, George Clinton has said that it originate from the sessions that yielded the Hey Man... Smell My Finger album that took place between 1990 and 1992. George Clinton and worked separately, however, as mentioned by Clinton when discussing the album, who said, "I peed on it, sent it to him, he peed on it, and sent it back". Clinton worked on the song at DARP Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, and recorded his parts at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1990-1992 (assumed) DARP Studios,
Atlanta, GA, USA
Tracking by George Clinton
2000 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs and additional recording by
2005 (assumed) Unknown studio Edit by Drixxxé
Recording Personnel
  • George Clinton - lead vocals
  • Kool-Ace - unspecified instruments
  • - all background vocals and instruments, except where noted

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Paradigm 6:50 Paradigm CD-R single

Sneak Peek EP
How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?

Paradigm (Radio Edit Realisé Par Drixxxé) 3:47 Paradigm promo Edit Edit by Drixxxé

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The song was registered at the ASCAP as Brother Can You Paradigm.

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