Three Shots

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Three Shots

Song details
Performer: Ninety-9
Writer(s): Ninety-9 and Prince (as ) (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as ) (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Three Shots is an unreleased track by poet/rapper Ninety-9 (real name : Dietra Moses) Prince (as ) worked on in late-Spring – early Summer 1993, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as 40 Ounces, Simlac, The Mood For Love and Stained Glass). There might be other versions of the song with her own backing music as the five tracks known to have been worked or re-worked by Prince were registered on September 1st 1993 as musical compositions by Dietra Moses alone at the Library Of Congress.

It is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. Prince sampled the tracks heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however. A looped sample of "the bullets go bang" from the track was used in The Good Life (Bullets Go Bang Remix). The track itself, however, remains unreleased. Additionally, a looped sample of "'cause that’s my only mission" was used in Right Back Here In My Arms as well as a sample of "big fun" on Big Fun. In 2000, Ninety-9 released a song titled "Willow" which recycles a line from Three Shots.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1993 (assumed) Unknown studio, USA Tracking (no Prince input)
Late spring – Early summer 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-working by Prince (as )
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Three Shots Studio Recorded 1993

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Big Fun 7:26 Exodus album Studio
The Good Life (Bullets Go Bang Remix) 5:14 The Good Life single Remix Remix by Kirk Johnson, engineered by Steve Durkee and Hans-Martin Buff
Right Back Here In My Arms 4:42 Emancipation

Betcha By Golly Wow! single

Right Back Here In My Arms Studio Unreleased original full-length version played on Minneapolis radio station KMOJ by DJ Brother Jules on 16 November 1995
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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