NPG (P/New Power Generation) Gold Nigga (1993)

Gold Nigga (1993)
One Of Prince’s Rarest… And Best!

N.P.G. is one of Prince’s few bands that seemingly have a life of their own, though you’d barely know it when trying to find N.P.G. product. 1995’s Exodus is almost exclusively found as a German import CD, while 1998’s New Power Soul (which even had Prince on the cover) is way out-of-print. Then there’s the impossible to find Gold Nigga. The first and best N.P.G. of the lot, 1993’s Gold Nigga ranges from smoove R&B (think Parliament’s Chocolate City) to hard driving funk. Prince’s actual input seems minimal, but his vocal performance (as a racist cowboy redneck, “Clem”) helps to make “Black M.F. In The House” a barn-burning classic on an already impressive album. Also included is the song “Guess Who’s Knockin‘,” which was eventually removed from the original (practically underground) CD release over sample usage (Paul McCartney’s “Let ‘Em In“). One of the most satisfying releases in Prince’s expansive orbit, with Tommy Barbarella, Levi Seacer and Sonny T. It’s so obscure, the generally useful All Music Guide uses titles from a bootleg and only recently corrected the band’s name. Still one of the hardest to find Prince-related CDs… and one of the best!


Goldnigga, Pt.1 (3:14)
Guess Who’s Knockin (3:25)
Oilcan (0:43)
Segue (0:17)
Deuce & Quarter (3:19)
Segue (0:21)
Black M.F. In The House (5:10)
Goldnigga, Pt. 2 (2:52)
Goldie’s Parade (2:22)
Segue (0:36)
2Gether (5:32)
Segue (0:45)
Call The Law (4:17)
Johnny (10:20)
Segue (1:14)
Goldnigga, Pt.3 (2:39)

 

24 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    December 25, 2007 - 01:36 | Permalink

    Black MF In The House is great! Thanks for putting this up.

  • 2
    Trustar
    December 28, 2007 - 23:44 | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this gem.

    Happy New Year

    Trustar

  • 3
    Capt. Willard
    December 28, 2007 - 23:57 | Permalink

    Hi Trustar,
    Thanks for the note. You have got – hands down – some of the weirdest, most obscure surf & retro-surf records I've ever seen. Thanks for the introduction to http://trustarvibrations.blogspot.com/.
    W

  • 4
    Anonymous
    December 29, 2007 - 03:33 | Permalink

    nice one willard.. herby gracias!

  • 5
    Taro Nombei
    December 31, 2007 - 03:55 | Permalink

    OK alright, now we're getting funky, down and dirty.
    Many thanks for this, I wasn't aware of it at all.
    Much appreciated.

    Not sure this is the right place to put in a request, but if you possess/ever come across the mighty mighty 4-CD set of King Curtis + Aretha live at the Filmore West (Rhino limited edition, now unavailable of course) — well my appreciation would know no limits…

    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Taro

  • 7
    Anonymous
    December 31, 2007 - 12:46 | Permalink

    A Very Happy New Year To You Willard!!!

    –>D.Moose

  • 8
    Anonymous
    January 9, 2008 - 14:45 | Permalink

    That Wings Song you are talking about is called "Let 'em in". (from 1976)

  • 9
    Capt. Willard
    January 9, 2008 - 16:12 | Permalink

    How right you are. Thanks for the correction.

  • 10
    Anonymous
    January 27, 2008 - 22:21 | Permalink

    Ooohhh! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Willard!

  • 11
    Anonymous
    June 24, 2008 - 12:39 | Permalink

    Thank you for uploading this !

  • 12
    The Hipsters Lounge
    February 16, 2009 - 12:39 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for Guess Who's Knockin'. I didn't have that! AWESOME!

  • 13
    Paolo
    November 14, 2009 - 13:08 | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the great music. Respect.

  • 14
    tony O
    November 14, 2009 - 17:33 | Permalink

    Black M.F in the house has some funky guitar on it. I would put Prince up there with the best of them. He's one of the best guitar players of the 80's…I think.

  • 15
    Capt. Willard
    November 14, 2009 - 19:47 | Permalink

    Couldn't agree more. I had a pal back in the day (post Purple Rain) that just couldn't get past Prince's makeup and fashion (I think it was the jock and overcoat look that cinched it). He just thought Prince was an MTV/studio invention. Couldn't understand why I was so into him, either. Until he caught him on an awards show and saw, up close, what a guitar monster he was. Totally turned the guy around on Prince. His quote, after years of disinterest, was "That guy's the real thing."

  • 16
    tony O
    November 15, 2009 - 15:01 | Permalink

    That's funny…I have a friend who was always on the fence about him…After the super bowl halftime show a few years ago he called me and was converted. I could help but say ' I told you'.
    I wonder what Dave Grohl was thinking about that when Prince covered the Foo Fighters. I would say it doesn't get any better than that when Prince covers one of your songs…At the halftime show!

  • 17
    Ant
    November 16, 2009 - 17:11 | Permalink

    Good Post – I have this CD (bought it at the NPG shop in Camden way back when first released – had to pay an extra pound for the extra track) but the order is different. Oilcan is track 3, Guess Who's Knockin' is track 2.

  • 18
    Capt. Willard
    November 16, 2009 - 18:47 | Permalink

    Shit… you're right. I screwed up and will fix that. Many thanks.

  • 19
    Willard
    July 30, 2011 - 10:13 | Permalink

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  • 20
    Bob
    July 10, 2013 - 12:07 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for all da P… Possibility of a re-up?

  • 21
    Willard
    July 10, 2013 - 12:40 | Permalink

    New link up, thanks. Hard to believe this one got tagged.

  • 22
    Bob
    July 12, 2013 - 08:35 | Permalink

    So many thanks for so much…

  • 23
    Shawn
    October 15, 2013 - 04:51 | Permalink

    I can’t find the download link! :(

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