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Reply #30 posted 05/13/19 2:22pm

dodger

stillwaiting said:



dodger said:


sulls said:
The music is great, but the vox turn me off. It’d be a better album with P’s vox 4 sure.

Oil Can on repeat for you then. Or maybe Trivial can erase Tone from the other tracks for you What about 2gether; Tony is smooth as a MF



Although I usually frown upon cross posting, it is appropriate here, my response to Tony being "Smooth as a MF." :





As much as I hated rap in most of Prince's music. There were some brilliant moments:



"The Latest Fashion." Prince raps about coming harder than a heart attack. Such a wonderous rhyme, made me stop in my tracks, such amazing flow, and I ignored lesser tracks like "The Question Of U," "Joy In Repetition," just to get to the rapping.



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"Jughead" Tony M shouts and yells that make LL Cool J seem like the Beastie Boys whining. And the famous Mr Money Minder speech which had to be one of the most intellectual moments in hip hop history where Tony sounds so exquisite, that it makes a Harvard Lecture I attended once pale in comparison. (Sure, Tony was not really rapping this part, but it sounded so great, I still maintain this is hip hop's greatest moment in history.)





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"My Name Is Prince" Tony M becomes the first master rapper to actually rap about Manure. Sure other rappers have said the good ol S word, but never Manure. This proved Prince made the right move when hiring Tony.





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"Da Da Da" Scrappy Doo, or whatever his name was becomes the first rapper ever to make a reference to smoking Weed. Yes 1996 had to be at least 30 years, UH 10 Years? before anyone else thought to approach the subject. Amazing, introspective, and instead of following a shallow minded trend, Prince and Scrappy Doo created a trend rapping about weed. Nobody else could have come up with such a tremendous idea.






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"Return Of The Bump Squad" Here, it is probably Sonny T, pretending to smoke weed while rapping or perhaps just speaking Bible verses. Nothing in the history of music has eveer been so poignant, or should I just say Godly, as reading Bible Verses while pretending to be high. I'm sure God blessed Prince and Sonny for such a God like action.






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And on a more serious note, "P Control" was actually pretty good for the most part, but some of the music sounded like circus music and sounds pretty dated now. Not quite as circus as that little part in "New Power Generation," but close.





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"Days Of Wild" remains my favorite of his rap songs. Of course he's making fun of the same Weed that is being praised on "Bump Squad."



[Edited 5/13/19 14:05pm]



Loving your work.
Although I always likened that 'little part in New Power Generation' to my local ice cream van.
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Agree on P's timing sometimes being off. He was referencing the Berlin Wall coming down 15 years later
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Reply #31 posted 05/13/19 4:36pm

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Musically, it's very high quality organic funk and hip-hop with touches of jazz reminiscent in places of Madhouse.

Your response to the vocals will largely depend on your response to Tony M. I feel nostalgic about Tony as I have very fond memories of the'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Love Symbol' albums and feel Tony really adds something to the recent NPG gigs.

'Gold Nigga' is a fun, enjoyable album and is firmly in that category for me. But then again I'd place The Time's 'Pandemonium' album in the same category and don't consider it any lesser for that.
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Reply #32 posted 05/13/19 6:15pm

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It's alright, it fits in with the musical themes of Symbol. Carmen is a little harder to get through, but has it's moments.

It's so amazing that right after this he recorded some of his most guitar-heavy stuff (undertaker, come/gold). Dude was always looking for that next spark.
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Reply #33 posted 05/13/19 7:19pm

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I just saw the NPG recently and they did Goldnigga, Deuce & A Quarter, 2gether, Call The Law, and Johnny. I loved it. It broght back lots of good memories. Prince played these quite a bit at Glam Slam shows and Act I and II tours. I'd take this album over NPS any day.

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Reply #34 posted 05/13/19 8:08pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

rdhull said:

In short; he went from enigma genius music to.....Goldnigga. Tarnishes his legacy imho. I said tarnish, not ruin etc so dont crucify me! Computer Blue....Black Mf In The House etc. Im glad it was a side project.

great thread btw.

RDHull...it's no worse that some of the awful Vanity / Apollonia 6 albums IMHO. This was great as he was jumping on the rap bandwaggon BUT with his own spin ie original lyrics, strong melodies & great musicians! His look & vibe was funky as hell too!

He was not a robot dude...he canj't be wrting a Purple Rain / SOTT every year!

this is sad as fuck

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Reply #35 posted 05/14/19 5:29am

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dodger said:

sulls said:
The music is great, but the vox turn me off. It’d be a better album with P’s vox 4 sure.
Oil Can on repeat for you then. Or maybe Trivial can erase Tone from the other tracks for you What about 2gether; Tony is smooth as a MF

I like the song 2gether, but that sort of a expulsion of a laugh, or whatever you call it, Tony does after he delivers each line...GRATES ON ME. And Sonny, trying to take everyone to church with that awful stretching of his "soulful" 'yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaah' vocal just sounds forced and is extremely irritating to me. Believe me - it's a Prince project. I WANT/TRY to like it.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #36 posted 05/14/19 8:51am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

RDHull...it's no worse that some of the awful Vanity / Apollonia 6 albums IMHO. This was great as he was jumping on the rap bandwaggon BUT with his own spin ie original lyrics, strong melodies & great musicians! His look & vibe was funky as hell too!

He was not a robot dude...he canj't be wrting a Purple Rain / SOTT every year!


Uh, excuse me. Are you comparing "Sex Shooter" or "If A Girl Answers Don't Hang Up" to tripe like "Call the Law" or "Goldie's Parade"? That's ridiculous. If Prince sang those songs on an album instead of giving them to a girl group, you'd be all over them. No one, especially RDHull, is expecting SOTT every year.

The difference is that in the 80s, Prince was creating trends. In the 90s, he chased them. For anyone to compare those two eras is ill-advised to do so.

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Reply #37 posted 05/14/19 8:57am

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TrivialPursuit said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

RDHull...it's no worse that some of the awful Vanity / Apollonia 6 albums IMHO. This was great as he was jumping on the rap bandwaggon BUT with his own spin ie original lyrics, strong melodies & great musicians! His look & vibe was funky as hell too!

He was not a robot dude...he canj't be wrting a Purple Rain / SOTT every year!


Uh, excuse me. Are you comparing "Sex Shooter" or "If A Girl Answers Don't Hang Up" to tripe like "Call the Law" or "Goldie's Parade"? That's ridiculous. If Prince sang those songs on an album instead of giving them to a girl group, you'd be all over them. No one, especially RDHull, is expecting SOTT every year.

The difference is that in the 80s, Prince was creating trends. In the 90s, he chased them. For anyone to compare those two eras is ill-advised to do so.

YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!

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Reply #38 posted 05/14/19 9:23am

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Couple of good tracks, but definitely not a fantastic album. That said, Im happy to have it. I simply dont understand the angst with Prince trying new things back in the day, including his version of hip hop. Gett Off, Facedown, Johnny, Big Fun, 18 and Over, etc... He made some fun tracks in that mode. Thats who he was and what he did. We wouldnt have the incredible bounty of eclectic Prince music without it. He would be another Coldplay without that insatiable need and talent to change and create. I didnt like TRC, yet I am glad it exists. Its all part of the Prince journey that we were lucky enough to experience.

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Reply #39 posted 05/14/19 9:51am

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TrivialPursuit said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

RDHull...it's no worse that some of the awful Vanity / Apollonia 6 albums IMHO. This was great as he was jumping on the rap bandwaggon BUT with his own spin ie original lyrics, strong melodies & great musicians! His look & vibe was funky as hell too!

He was not a robot dude...he canj't be wrting a Purple Rain / SOTT every year!


Uh, excuse me. Are you comparing "Sex Shooter" or "If A Girl Answers Don't Hang Up" to tripe like "Call the Law" or "Goldie's Parade"? That's ridiculous. If Prince sang those songs on an album instead of giving them to a girl group, you'd be all over them. No one, especially RDHull, is expecting SOTT every year.

The difference is that in the 80s, Prince was creating trends. In the 90s, he chased them. For anyone to compare those two eras is ill-advised to do so.

thank you

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Reply #40 posted 05/14/19 10:08am

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stillwaiting said:

skywalker said:

I like the album for what it is. As someone pointed out before, it is a side project. It is along side items like Vanity/Apollonia 6's album(s).

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Yeah, I guess if you are comparing "Johnny" to "Computer Blue" your wires get crossed. It's like wanting to eat a gourmet pizza, but getting ice cream instead. They are just different projects with different intentions/grooves/appeal/tast/etc. I appreciate the music for what it was going for.

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It's surprising to me that Prince's fans actually have (relatively) small boxes that they put music into. Maybe many Prince fans aren't as open minded as onewould think?

[Edited 5/13/19 12:35pm]

Ice Cream called and they are pissed. Johnny is perhaps the best song on Tony's poorly named solo album. I haven't listened to it since like 1997 or so, and probably never will again. But compared to Computer Blue? CB is the Pizza, and Johnny is like the frozen pizza from 1972 that they find in some abandoned freezer in a ghost town.

Computer Blue to Johnny is like

When Doves Cry to The P

Anna Stesia to Jughead

If I Was Your Girlfriend to Daddy Pop

Hmm. It's just art. Not a competition. People like what they like (or don't). You can push your opinion like it's THE GOSPEL. Whatever makes you feel good...

[Edited 5/14/19 10:09am]

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Reply #41 posted 05/14/19 10:20am

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skywalker said:

stillwaiting said:

Ice Cream called and they are pissed. Johnny is perhaps the best song on Tony's poorly named solo album. I haven't listened to it since like 1997 or so, and probably never will again. But compared to Computer Blue? CB is the Pizza, and Johnny is like the frozen pizza from 1972 that they find in some abandoned freezer in a ghost town.

Computer Blue to Johnny is like

When Doves Cry to The P

Anna Stesia to Jughead

If I Was Your Girlfriend to Daddy Pop

Hmm. It's just art. Not a competition. People like what they like (or don't). You can push your opinion like it's THE GOSPEL. Whatever makes you feel good...

CB >>> GN IS the gospel.

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Reply #42 posted 05/14/19 10:37am

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sorry, lol I can rock Vanity 6:Nasty Girl, If A Girl Answers, Make Up, Drive Me Wild etc
Apollonia 6: Blue Limousine, A Million Miles, Sex Shooter etc

those songs are wonderful, high quality. I don't think i can compare any Goldni&&a songs with those above

skywalker said:

I like the album for what it is. As someone pointed out before, it is a side project. It is along side items like Vanity/Apollonia 6's album(s).

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Yeah, I guess if you are comparing "Johnny" to "Computer Blue" your wires get crossed. It's like wanting to eat a gourmet pizza, but getting ice cream instead. They are just different projects with different intentions/grooves/appeal/tast/etc. I appreciate the music for what it was going for.

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It's surprising to me that Prince's fans actually have (relatively) small boxes that they put music into. Maybe many Prince fans aren't as open minded as onewould think?

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Reply #43 posted 05/14/19 10:46am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Uh, excuse me. Are you comparing "Sex Shooter" or "If A Girl Answers Don't Hang Up" to tripe like "Call the Law" or "Goldie's Parade"? That's ridiculous. If Prince sang those songs on an album instead of giving them to a girl group, you'd be all over them. No one, especially RDHull, is expecting SOTT every year.

The difference is that in the 80s, Prince was creating trends. In the 90s, he chased them. For anyone to compare those two eras is ill-advised to do so.

YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!

uh you thought the sex audio part of Lady Cab Driver was rape...

sooooo lol

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Reply #44 posted 05/14/19 11:34am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!

uh you thought the sex audio part of Lady Cab Driver was rape...

sooooo lol

Wake up Wake up, class is in session reading dunce


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Reply #45 posted 05/14/19 12:13pm

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The disdain for this album makes me want to hear it.

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Reply #46 posted 05/14/19 1:50pm

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it's no worse that some of the awful Vanity / Apollonia 6 albums IMHO.

lol...those two albums are CLASSICS compared to Goldnigga lol

The Vanity 6 album,in particular, was edgy and really ahead of its time.

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Reply #47 posted 05/14/19 2:15pm

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The three part title track is one hell of a groove.if you haven't listened to this album in years i recommend going back and listening to the music, think of it as the NPG doing their own version of the Undertaker.

The Flow is worse than every track on here and that made it onto an actual Prince album.
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Reply #48 posted 05/14/19 2:22pm

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The three part title track is one hell of a groove.if you haven't listened to this album in years i recommend going back and listening to the music, think of it as the NPG doing their own version of the Undertaker. The Flow is worse than every track on it and that made it onto an actual Prince album. [Edited 5/14/19 14:19pm]


the instrumental tracks on this album are fantastic. i wish we could get an instrumental version of it.

having said that, i still enjoy some parts of it. johnny, for one and the goldnigga pt I,II,III groove is
just addictive. the bass and everything, it's so thick and sultry sexy and the talking bits are just
hysterical lol





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Reply #49 posted 05/14/19 2:50pm

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IstenSzek said:



jaawwnn said:


The three part title track is one hell of a groove.if you haven't listened to this album in years i recommend going back and listening to the music, think of it as the NPG doing their own version of the Undertaker. The Flow is worse than every track on it and that made it onto an actual Prince album. [Edited 5/14/19 14:19pm]


the instrumental tracks on this album are fantastic. i wish we could get an instrumental version of it.

having said that, i still enjoy some parts of it. johnny, for one and the goldnigga pt I,II,III groove is
just addictive. the bass and everything, it's so thick and sultry sexy and the talking bits are just
hysterical lol







100% agree
The recent-ish leak of Goldnigga pt 1,2 & 3 in one section is indeed addictive.
Could listen to that groove all day.
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Reply #50 posted 05/14/19 7:18pm

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There's much to appreciate about GN, as with all Prince-related albums. An album can be "good" in many different ways. Even if it's not your cup of tea musically, you can look at it for its social value, as empowering to its participants; elevating people, including local black men such as Tony M, up into the spotlight and giving them a chance to express themselves and produce something at the top of their ability. They should be proud

If you have the guts to stand up before the masses and do your best then I have tremendous respect for you.

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Reply #51 posted 05/14/19 8:10pm

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To add my 2 cents...

First, I like it a lot, there, I said it.

Now beyond this, I thought back then and still think to this day that it made sense for Prince to add his contribution to the acid jazz and jazz/rap fusion movements, that were really hip at the time.

What I found interesting in his apprach is that most, not all but most of those jazz/rap attemps used the same formula: use hip-hop beats as a fundation, add jazz/funk elements on top of it and rap vocals as your lead. Prince somewhat followed that formula on Carmen Electra but on Gold Nigga he chose to use jazz/funk beats as his fundation. Basically the album is a jazz/funk fusion record and the vocals, with the additional scratches and samples, were the only true hip hop elements.

Musically it's a very solid record, with a NPG on top of their game. As for Prince playing the "gangsta" game of course that seemed a bit odd because Prince and the Mpls scene mostly came from middle class families, not the hood like most NY and LA rappers, so P's streed cred was debatable, but IDK, I didn't take it too seriously. Just fun, nothing ethereal.

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Reply #52 posted 05/15/19 1:50am

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jaawwnn said:

Vannormal said:

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The whole of past January and february (part of March) I spend time to listen to (all these) albums,

and Prince music that is not always well received, or considdered crap, also by me.

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I was interested to see if I could dicover new insights with a much more mature ear and mind,

away from the feel of the eras they all were recorded and critically demolished.

I have to say, there are (alwyas) bits and parts, and even full trax that are damn good, and deserve a more honest approach.

It's always a matter of personal taste for sure, and very personal.

But given time, it is always good to re-listen to the things you did not like at all (back in the day),

and try to understand why you did not.

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I now have to admid that I made discoveries in music Prince wrote way back, and that I wanted to forget.

He wrote so much music, released, so much, and we all have so much bootleg works.

And i'm not talking about live versions etc (that's something I'm going to spend time on when I'm retired wink )

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I just want to get away from the mainstream likes most of us share to fit in with the genius of Prince's best tracks and albums.

I don't agree anymore with that, simply because there are always gems to find in songs and sounds he created. Thàt is the genius of Prince for me. Believe me, try it, there is so much more.

You'll never get tired of it, and always will (re-)discover something new or old.

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To name a few:

- the whole Controversy and Batman Album.

- Romance 1600

- Appolonia 6

- Ice Cream Castles

- the track Come Home by Mavis Staples, Push It Up (with Chaka)

and so many others, etc...

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(don't kill me for my choices)

Yeah, but what did you make of Goldnigga???

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Well...

What I particularly like about this album is the fun-element.

It should've been a The Time album. Imagine Morris singing

'Black MF in the house' (Love it. It's great and fun. Even Tony M's rap is OK.)

"...hey boy U gonna play the piano, or just bang on it?..." wink (the way he says it!)

'Johnny' is a fun song too, only, here I really don't like Tony's rap, and the song is a bit too long.

The overall fresh sound did not age at all. It could've been a good funk album made today, if only the collection of songs was better.

A track like 'Goldies Parade' is a wonderfuyl instrumental, but should've been on another Madhouse? album... imho of course.

But the overall tracks I really don't like. 'Get Wild' and 'Call The Law'... naaaah.

Think I will try this album again in 20 years. wink

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Reply #53 posted 05/15/19 2:49am

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Vannormal said:

jaawwnn said:

Yeah, but what did you make of Goldnigga???

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Well...

What I particularly like about this album is the fun-element.

It should've been a The Time album. Imagine Morris singing

'Black MF in the house' (Love it. It's great and fun. Even Tony M's rap is OK.)

"...hey boy U gonna play the piano, or just bang on it?..." wink (the way he says it!)

'Johnny' is a fun song too, only, here I really don't like Tony's rap, and the song is a bit too long.

The overall fresh sound did not age at all. It could've been a good funk album made today, if only the collection of songs was better.

A track like 'Goldies Parade' is a wonderfuyl instrumental, but should've been on another Madhouse? album... imho of course.

But the overall tracks I really don't like. 'Get Wild' and 'Call The Law'... naaaah.

Think I will try this album again in 20 years. wink

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Get Wild is on Exodus, not Gold Nigga.

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Reply #54 posted 05/15/19 4:55am

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Always loved NPG band the sound of the album (and some of the Carmen stuff too which sits right along side it). A nice booster to the D&P/Symbol era.

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Reply #55 posted 05/15/19 10:39am

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Vannormal said:

jaawwnn said:

Yeah, but what did you make of Goldnigga???

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Well...

What I particularly like about this album is the fun-element.

It should've been a The Time album. Imagine Morris singing

'Black MF in the house' (Love it. It's great and fun. Even Tony M's rap is OK.)

"...hey boy U gonna play the piano, or just bang on it?..." wink (the way he says it!)

'Johnny' is a fun song too, only, here I really don't like Tony's rap, and the song is a bit too long.

The overall fresh sound did not age at all. It could've been a good funk album made today, if only the collection of songs was better.

A track like 'Goldies Parade' is a wonderfuyl instrumental, but should've been on another Madhouse? album... imho of course.

But the overall tracks I really don't like. 'Get Wild' and 'Call The Law'... naaaah.

Think I will try this album again in 20 years. wink

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True, Gold Nigga thru Tony and Exodus thru Sonny were P's 90's version of The Time, street level macho gangsta funk music nod We like to fancy P as this androgynous half-white half-black cosmopolitan hippie dude, and he was indeed that + middle class not South Bronx or West Campton, but he was still a brotha with roots in da street nod

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databank said:

Vannormal said:

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Well...

What I particularly like about this album is the fun-element.

It should've been a The Time album. Imagine Morris singing

'Black MF in the house' (Love it. It's great and fun. Even Tony M's rap is OK.)

"...hey boy U gonna play the piano, or just bang on it?..." wink (the way he says it!)

'Johnny' is a fun song too, only, here I really don't like Tony's rap, and the song is a bit too long.

The overall fresh sound did not age at all. It could've been a good funk album made today, if only the collection of songs was better.

A track like 'Goldies Parade' is a wonderfuyl instrumental, but should've been on another Madhouse? album... imho of course.

But the overall tracks I really don't like. 'Get Wild' and 'Call The Law'... naaaah.

Think I will try this album again in 20 years. wink

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True, Gold Nigga thru Tony and Exodus thru Sonny were P's 90's version of The Time, street level macho gangsta funk music nod We like to fancy P as this androgynous half-white half-black cosmopolitan hippie dude, and he was indeed that + middle class not South Bronx or West Campton, but he was still a brotha with roots in da street nod

I would probably say with a vision of the streets or ear for the streets lol I don't think Prince was every actually street

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Reply #57 posted 05/15/19 10:47am

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I'd pair Goldnigga with Toni, Tony, Toné's Sons of Soul and have a fine listening experience. It's got a heavy soul vibe unlike any other Prince project.

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I feel that the thing about Goldnigga that gets many Prince fans in a snit is in the way that it brings up Black/White tensions, with perhaps a tinge of misogyny--that himself Prince lightly dabbled in early on--to the fore. Language, too. So it tarnishes his rep. lol It's for an alternative audience anyway, so it really doesn't tarnish anything.

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Germanegro said:

I'd pair Goldnigga with Toni, Tony, Toné's Sons of Soul and have a fine listening experience. It's got a heavy soul vibe unlike any other Prince project.

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I feel that the thing about Goldnigga that gets many Prince fans in a snit is in the way that it brings up Black/White tensions, with perhaps a tinge of misogyny--that himself Prince lightly dabbled in early on--to the fore. Language, too. So it tarnishes his rep. lol It's for an alternative audience anyway, so it really doesn't tarnish anything.

peace

He probably distance himself from it more than the Black album in 1987

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Reply #59 posted 05/15/19 10:55am

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True, Gold Nigga thru Tony and Exodus thru Sonny were P's 90's version of The Time, street level macho gangsta funk music nod We like to fancy P as this androgynous half-white half-black cosmopolitan hippie dude, and he was indeed that + middle class not South Bronx or West Campton, but he was still a brotha with roots in da street nod

I would probably say with a vision of the streets or ear for the streets lol I don't think Prince was every actually street

No, but Get It Up alongside More Bounce To The Ounce was all you'd hear blastin' in dem hoods' cars back in '81. He wasn't it but he knew da vibe to some extent. How many brothers do you read dissin' Gold Nigga? Most orgers are middle-upper middle class whites with Dylan/McCartney/Bowie/Sprinsteen/U2 expectations nod

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