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NPG Music Club download
- no official artwork created

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included on The Slaughterhouse
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 22 April 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 3 download
Album(s): The Slaughterhouse
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Northside was initially released as part of the NPG Music Club Edition # 3 as an mp3 download, credited to the New Power Generation. In 2004, it was included as the seventh track on the compilation album The Slaughterhouse, with no specific artist credit.

While exact recording dates are not known, the track is believed to have been recorded in late 2000 or early 2001. Najee, who plays horn stabs on the song, started working with Prince in September 2000. The track also features Kip Blackshire on background vocals, but other musical personnel are not known. The song may initially have been intended for the New Power Generation’s album Peace, announced in March 2000, but this project may have been abandoned by the time the song was recorded.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2000 - early 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Kip Blackshire - background vocals (uncredited)
  • Najee - horn stabs (uncredited)
  • Other musical personnel not known; no official credits given.

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Northside 6:33 NPG Music Club Edition # 3 mp3 download

The Slaughterhouse
Anthology: 1995-2010

Northside 4:08 NPG Ahdio Show # 9 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Instrumental Alternate instrumental version (possibly recorded in rehearsal)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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