Step To The Mic

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Step To The Mic

Carmenelectra album.jpg
from the album Carmen Electra
Song details
Performer: Carmen Electra
First Released: 9 February 1993 - Carmen Electra album
Album(s): Carmen Electra
Writer(s): Prince, Monie Love, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park; executive producer credit only)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Step To The Mic is the fourth track on Carmen Electra’s only album Carmen Electra. The track was written by Prince w/ The New Power Generation with Monie Love, and produced by Prince (although no producer credit was given, other than Paisley Park as executive producer).

While specific recording dates are not known, Mark Forrester’s credit as a recording engineer suggests that basic tracking took place in mid-April 1992, at Platinum Studios, Melbourne, Australia (while also on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour, during the same set of sessions as 51 Hours, Don’t Talk 2 Strangers, Poor Little Bastard, The Rest Of My Life, There Is Lonely, Be My Mirror, Wow, and re-recordings of Make Believe and I’ll Do Anything).

It is likely (though uncertain) that Carmen Electra’s vocals were recorded on 18 June 1992, at Olympic Studios, London, England during a day off on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour (along with her vocals on Everybody Get On Up). It was not included on a 15 June 1992 configuration of Carmen Electra’s debut album, then titled On Top (with the artist credit "Carmen"), indicating that Prince wasn’t satisfied with the track before Carmen Electra’s vocals were added.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-April 1992 Platinum Studios, Melbourne, Australia Basic tracking
18 June 1992 (unconfirmed) Olympic Studios, London, England Vocal overdubs by Carmen Electra
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Step To The Mic 3:16 Carmen Electra Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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