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BartVanHemelen

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Monie Love talks about working with Prince

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At the 32:18 mark Monie recalls, “The second album was when I actually got to work with Prince. I was on Warner Bros. [Records], and so was he at the time. The exchange was he wanted me to write raps for Carmen Electra, who was his protégé. I would write her album, and he would produce about three or four songs for my album. An even exchange, [plus I would] get a little dough for it.” Monie says she set up shop at Prince’s Paisley Park compound for three months, and brought along her daughter and husband at the time. Reportedly, Prince even pitched a hand in to help with the MC’s daughter.

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At 35:00, Monie shares, “We were in Wembley [in] England. It was during the time I was writing for Carmen Electra, and he had a string of shows in Wembley, in London. So I thought we were just going to break, and he’ll come from London, and we would resume. Oh No. Everybody has to pack up and fly to London with him to continue working. Like that man is a beast,” she recalls.

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Monie continues, “One of the nights at the shows at the Wembley, he said ‘I want you to come up on stage and kick 16 bars.’ I think it was ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ or something. He was like, ‘Alright, when the breakdown comes in, come on stage and kick 16 bars. I don’t care what you say.’ I [agreed]. Well, while I was walking on the stage, he took my baby from me. It was crazy. As I was walking on the stage, he’s like, ‘Here… give her to me,’ and he stood at the side of the stage with her on his hip watching me kick 16 bars.”

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Reply #1 posted 05/14/19 2:20pm

kindofblue

Thanks Bart!

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/19 1:57am

Krid

"kick 16 bars" = rap for 16 bars??? Or kick-dancing for 16 bars ???? Or just walking around the stage for 16 bars?

Sweet story anyway, with Prince holding the kid (wasn't he all sweaty...?) lol

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Reply #3 posted 05/19/19 3:32am

milesb

Thanks for posting.

I think the article contains a link to the non-Prince produced version of the track Born to B.R.E.E.D.

Below is a link to the Prince produced version, and markedly superior to the one they posted. But I might be biased smile

https://www.youtube.com/w...e80y79dP7Q

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Reply #4 posted 05/19/19 6:30am

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milesb said:

Thanks for posting.

I think the article contains a link to the non-Prince produced version of the track Born to B.R.E.E.D.

Below is a link to the Prince produced version, and markedly superior to the one they posted. But I might be biased smile

https://www.youtube.com/w...e80y79dP7Q

It's the Hip Hop Mix by Marley Marl, which doesn't appear to retain much from the original recording save the lead vocals. There were a shitload of remixes of that track on the maxi-single.

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