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Thread started 04/18/09 1:18pm

XNY

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2 the 9's...one of my favorites. Any other versions?

Just wondering if Prince ever remade the song without the rap bridge?
Maybe on the npgmc audio shows?
I love the song, but the Tony M rap just doesn't fit. If Prince were doing it I probably wouldn't mind it so much.
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" -- Martha Graham
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Reply #1 posted 04/18/09 1:38pm

Efan

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He remade it into the title track of Tamar's album, Milk & Honey. I don't know of any other versions, but maybe someone else does.
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Reply #2 posted 04/18/09 2:24pm

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Efan said:

He remade it into the title track of Tamar's album, Milk & Honey. I don't know of any other versions, but maybe someone else does.


woah i never realized that. definitely digging the song more now.

p.s. for the record i like the tony m rap in 2 the 9s.
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Reply #3 posted 04/18/09 2:55pm

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Efan said:

He remade it into the title track of Tamar's album, Milk & Honey. I don't know of any other versions, but maybe someone else does.



i unno..i think imma argue that. I think the song merely has a distinctive triplet in it. The both have a pronounced one. But I don't think I hear any sharing of a melody.
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Reply #4 posted 04/18/09 3:11pm

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XNY said:

Just wondering if Prince ever remade the song without the rap bridge?
Maybe on the npgmc audio shows?
I love the song, but the Tony M rap just doesn't fit. If Prince were doing it I probably wouldn't mind it so much.


I swear, I'm going to go edit the raps out of Prince's songs. Some might scream butchery but so be it.

I edited Larry Grahams' DO YOU LOVE US chant out of "Everyday Is A Winding Road" and it's freakin' AWESOME now as a song. Maybe I'll just make it a project to edit down some of those weird shit sections.
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Reply #5 posted 04/18/09 3:51pm

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ernestsewell said:

XNY said:

Just wondering if Prince ever remade the song without the rap bridge?
Maybe on the npgmc audio shows?
I love the song, but the Tony M rap just doesn't fit. If Prince were doing it I probably wouldn't mind it so much.


I swear, I'm going to go edit the raps out of Prince's songs. Some might scream butchery but so be it.

I edited Larry Grahams' DO YOU LOVE US chant out of "Everyday Is A Winding Road" and it's freakin' AWESOME now as a song. Maybe I'll just make it a project to edit down some of those weird shit sections.



I edited Tony M. out of all the D&P & prince stuff once for a comp I was making(except for Gett Off, of course), and it worked amazingly well. You'd be surprised how easy it is for most of them. It's almost as if Prince would one day want to do it himself and created breaks and repeats just for that purpose lol
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Reply #6 posted 04/18/09 7:15pm

Tame

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One of my favorite's...Prince knows love songs. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #7 posted 04/18/09 8:22pm

Efan

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BobGeorge909 said:

Efan said:

He remade it into the title track of Tamar's album, Milk & Honey. I don't know of any other versions, but maybe someone else does.



i unno..i think imma argue that. I think the song merely has a distinctive triplet in it. The both have a pronounced one. But I don't think I hear any sharing of a melody.


Really? I think it's been reworked, but it has the same structre as Love 2 the 9s. Definitely not exactly the same, but just redone enough to be different, like how Everybody Get on Up is based on Cream.
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Reply #8 posted 04/18/09 8:26pm

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errant said:

ernestsewell said:



I swear, I'm going to go edit the raps out of Prince's songs. Some might scream butchery but so be it.

I edited Larry Grahams' DO YOU LOVE US chant out of "Everyday Is A Winding Road" and it's freakin' AWESOME now as a song. Maybe I'll just make it a project to edit down some of those weird shit sections.



I edited Tony M. out of all the D&P & prince stuff once for a comp I was making(except for Gett Off, of course), and it worked amazingly well. You'd be surprised how easy it is for most of them. It's almost as if Prince would one day want to do it himself and created breaks and repeats just for that purpose lol


I think he might have done it as an F U to the record company!! lol He created the breaks so he knew where to take Tony out for the remasters he planned to re-release at that time, in the not so distant future...
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Reply #9 posted 04/18/09 8:41pm

Tame

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I'm sorry to the girl...but the only rap I don't like is in "Joint 2 Joint." I have 2 say it because it is so awful. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #10 posted 04/18/09 10:07pm

dolorespark

XNY said:

Just wondering if Prince ever remade the song without the rap bridge?
Maybe on the npgmc audio shows?
I love the song, but the Tony M rap just doesn't fit. If Prince were doing it I probably wouldn't mind it so much.

Their was a late night special that came out on one of the major network channels (abc,nbc, or cbs) in the US when the album was about to drop and if I remember right it ran for an hour or two. It was produced by paisley park and I could have sworn that prince performed this song in one of the segments and he was playing it live in a room surround by people and I think mavis and pops staples may have been playing in on the song with him. Can't remember though if it was the album version or a live version.
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Reply #11 posted 04/19/09 1:55am

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Tame said:

I'm sorry to the girl...but the only rap I don't like is in "Joint 2 Joint." I have 2 say it because it is so awful. cool


oh great, now u think ur my soulmate
u don't even know what kind of cereal i like
WRONG
cap'n crunch, with soy milk

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Reply #12 posted 04/19/09 3:27am

TyphoonTip

This was the track that pushed me over the edge Prince wise. Up to that point I was a fan with the odd CD, but after I heard 2 the 9s, it was all over. I remember a week or two later buying 8 albums in one go.
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Reply #13 posted 04/19/09 6:02am

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Tony was ok, But i could totaly do without his raps

ernestsewell said:

I edited Larry Grahams' DO YOU LOVE US chant out of "Everyday Is A Winding Road" and it's freakin' AWESOME .

eek Genius worship

Tame said:

I'm sorry to the girl...but the only rap I don't like is in "Joint 2 Joint." I have 2 say it because it is so awful. cool

Ohh yeah hated her rap too disbelief
Love Life,
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Reply #14 posted 04/19/09 11:36am

XNY

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dolorespark said:

XNY said:

Just wondering if Prince ever remade the song without the rap bridge?
Maybe on the npgmc audio shows?
I love the song, but the Tony M rap just doesn't fit. If Prince were doing it I probably wouldn't mind it so much.

Their was a late night special that came out on one of the major network channels (abc,nbc, or cbs) in the US when the album was about to drop and if I remember right it ran for an hour or two. It was produced by paisley park and I could have sworn that prince performed this song in one of the segments and he was playing it live in a room surround by people and I think mavis and pops staples may have been playing in on the song with him. Can't remember though if it was the album version or a live version.

I have that performance and I'm pretty sure he doesn't sing '2the9's' but I think Tony/Mayte lip sinc the rap part only.
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" -- Martha Graham
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Reply #15 posted 04/19/09 11:43am

XNY

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I should have seen the discussion on what Rap/Hip Hop works in Prince's songs...and I do like most of his choices, Live 4 Love and Gett Off being my favorites. I just never liked 2 the 9's with it, seems to weaken the song, and it's so beautifully torn otherwise, with swirling keyboards and rhythm guitar.
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Reply #16 posted 04/25/09 8:14pm

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I think it's SUPPOSED to be like that. Almost suite-like. The 2 sections need to contrast, A la Joint to Joint.
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Reply #17 posted 04/25/09 9:50pm

luvsexy4all

one of his best tracks..so un usual
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Reply #18 posted 04/26/09 2:22am

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BobGeorge909 said:

I think it's SUPPOSED to be like that. Almost suite-like. The 2 sections need to contrast

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Kick ass track.
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