Eye Hate U

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BigEyePrpl.png Hate U

Thegoldexperience.jpg
from the album The Gold Experience
Eye Hate U
single art for EyeBlue.png Hate U
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 8 July 1995 - The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo (Remix version)

12 September 1995 - EyeBlue.png Hate U single

Album(s): The Gold Experience
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Ricky Peterson (co-producer)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Eye.png Hate U (often known as I Hate U or Eye Hate U) is the 16th track (eleventh song) on Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, the first to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png, and, two weeks before the album's release, EyeBlue.png Hate U was released as the album's first single (The Most Beautiful Girl In The World had been released the previous year, but it was not connected with the album release at the time). Two months earlier, however, a remix containing a portion of the album version along with a portion of the Quiet Night Mix by Eric Leeds was included as the fourth track on The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo cassette given to attendees of the Versace collection of Paris Fashion Week.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in early 1994 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Days Of Wild, a new version of Shhh, and new versions of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World). The studio version of the song was premiered at a party at Glam Slam in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 16 March 1994 (along with Billy Jack Bitch, Days Of Wild, Now and a remix of Pope, hours after recording Letitgo). It is likely that the remixes and additional recording for the maxi-single versions took place in mid-1995, also at Paisley Park Studios, but this is unverified.

The finale of the album version of the song is overlaid with the final NPG Operator segue; the full track without the overlaid segue is available as Eye.png Hate U (Album Version) on the EyeBlue.png Hate U maxi-single.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Mid-1995 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remixes and additional recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye.png Hate U 5:54 The Gold Experience Studio
Eye.png Hate U (Album Version) 6:07 EyeBlue.png Hate U single Studio Full-length version without NPG Operator segue overlaid on finale
Eye.png Hate U (7" Edit w/o Guitar) 3:50 EyeBlue.png Hate U single Edit
Eye.png Hate U (Album Edit) 4:26 EyeBlue.png Hate U single Edit
Eye.png Hate U (Extended Remix) 6:17 EyeBlue.png Hate U single

Gold single (UK)

Remix Remix with entirely new lyrics by SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Eye.png Hate U (Quiet Night Mix by Eric Leeds) 3:55 EyeBlue.png Hate U single Remix Instrumental remix; saxophone and flute by Eric Leeds
Eye.png I Hate U (Remix) 3:24 The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo cassette Remix Remix edit combining the Quiet Night Mix with the 'vocal' version.
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye.png Hate U not released in full until 2018 Promo video Promotional video, premiered at Paisley Park Studios party on 25 November 1995; see EyeBlue.png Hate U for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye.png Hate U ?:?? Live awards TV performance Lip-synch 30 January 1995, 22nd annual American Music Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California; as part of lip-synched medley of Billy Jack Bitch / EyeBlue.png Hate U / 319
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Eye.png Hate U Studio Raw mix with longer ending
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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