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It’s really hard being the best band in the world.

Despite all tracks been written by Prince during the Diamonds And Pearls Tour and performing them also throughout this album, GoldNigga is the first album to be credited in full to the New Power Generation. Prince was at the time in dispute with his record label Warner Brothers, thus put out this release under his own label and sold at the venues of the Act II Tour. Because of contractual obligations Prince kept his name from the project. GoldNigga was originally released with an extra track Guess Who’s Knockin’?, which was removed at the behest of Paul McCartney due to it containing samples from the 1976 Wings track Let ‘Em In.

The New Power Generation

Michael Bland
Rhythm Guitar
Levi Seacer Jr.
Morris Hayes
Tommy Barbarella
Bass Guitar
Sonny Thompson
Tony Mosley
Damon Dickson
Kirky Johnson


NPG Records
NPG Records
26 July 1993
Running Time
46:48 (reduced to 43:24)
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No Release


  1. Goldnigga, Part 1 (3:14)
  2. Guess Who's Knockin'? (3:24) 2
  3. Oilcan (0:43)
  4. Segue (0:16)
  5. Deuce & A Quarter (3:19)
  6. Segue (0:21)
  7. Black M.F. In The House (5:10)
  8. Goldnigga, Part 2 (2:52)
  9. Goldie's Parade (2:22)
  10. Segue (0:35)
  11. 2gether (5:32) 1
  12. Segue (0:45)
  13. Call The Law (4:17)
  14. Johnny (10:20)
  15. Segue (1:13)
  16. Goldnigga, Part 3 (2:39)

1 Released as a single.
2 Widthdrawn after initial pressing.

Singles from GoldNigga

2gether single from GoldNigga


NPG Records

31 August 1993
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  1. 2gether [12 Inch Mix] (6:52)
  2. 2gether [Enlightenment] (5:18)
  3. 2gether [Instrumental] (5:39)
  4. 2gether [Interview] (4:21)
  5. 2gether [Jeep Mix] (5:35)
  6. 2gether [R&B Edit] (3:59)

GoldNigga – review

Tony M. has always been the butt of some hard criticism from Prince fans, and that is unjustly so. That aside, GoldNigga still remains one of, if not the, most sought-after Prince related album by fans diving in to snare all his back catalogue being that GoldNigga is the New Power Generation’s first ‘solo’ album. Whilst the album was not ahead of its time, it is certainly good enough of others of its time and noteworthy for being the first release by Prince’s newly formed NPG Records. Prince has been frustrated that the volume of his output was being restricted by Warner and so hid his involvement on the album to circumvent the terms of their contract. Although the instrumentals and segues will become skippers on following listens the album does feature some worthwhile keepers: Call The Law, better known as the b-side to Money Don’t Matter 2 Night, and what really makes the album is worth hunting down is that great Prince classic Johnny. The theme of racial equality is central to the albums narrative and explored on 2gether and highlighted none more so vividly than Black MF In The House. The full and original NPG perform on it but if you heard the album on its original release in 1993 was more than a little weird to not hear Prince’s voice it; if only for short bursts on two tracks; Johnny and fantastic as a hillbilly on Black MF. Prince plays throughout and you are left in no doubt whose record this is.


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