U Know

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U Know

Artofficialage album.jpg
from the album Art Official Age
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 1 September 2014 - Art Official Age album pre-order download
Album(s): Art Official Age
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 2014 (short sample of Blinded musical backing only) 2015 (short sample of Blinded musical backing only)

U Know is the fifth track on Prince’s 37th album Art Official Age, and was released four weeks earlier as a pre-order download, hours after the track was debuted by Celebuzz, and it was also available to purchase separately (on the same day Whitecaps was released to promote Plectrumelectrum).

While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in early 2014 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The track uses a musical backing sampled from Blinded by Los Angeles singer/songwriter/rapper Mila J (only available as a streaming video in 2012), and a short sample of the Blinded music was first used in the sampler set in March 2014, indicating that U Know had been recorded by this point (though it is possible that he was simply using Blinded, with U Know recorded later).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 2014 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Joshua Welton - unidentified instruments
  • Mila J - looped vocals (sampled from Blinded)
  • Other recording personnel from Blinded not known

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
U Know 3:56 Art Official Age Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • While the title is reminiscent of Eye88.png No from the Lovesexy album, the tracks are unrelated.
  • While not being a single, the track entered SNEP Top Singles chart on 1 September 2014 at position 182. It remained in the chart only one week.

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