Brown Skin

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Brown Skin

logo from 3rdEye TV (no official artwork)
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 3 July 2013 - 3rdEye TV Show # 11 video stream
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Mark Batson, Shannon Sanders and India.Arie
Producer(s): Prince (assumed, no official credits given)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Brown Skin, a cover version of the track by India.Arie, was streamed as an instrumental rehearsal during 3rdEye TV Show # 11 in 2013. The track first appeared on her 2001 debut album Acoustic Soul, and was released later in the year as the album's second single. It was written by Mark Batson, Shannon Sanders and India.Arie.

The version streamed was a rehearsal streamed live on 3 July 2013, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. No studio version is believed to exist, but had been commonly performed by Prince since 2008 (usually with lead vocals by Shelby J.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
n/a n/a This track is not believed to have been recorded in the studio by Prince
Recording Personnel

N.B. - recording personnel below refer to streamed versions; this track is not known to have been recorded in the studio by Prince

Released Versions


Title Length Released Version Additional info
Brown Skin 6:20 3rdEye TV Show # 11 performance audio stream Rehearsal Recorded 3 July 2013, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)

Additional Information

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