40 Ounces

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40 Ounces (a.k.a. The Boom)

Song details
Performer: Ninety-9
Writer(s): Ninety-9 and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

40 Ounces (a.k.a. The Boom) is an unreleased track by poet/rapper Ninety-9 (real name : Dietra Moses) Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) worked on in late-Spring – early Summer 1993, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Simlac, The Mood For Love, Stained Glass and Three Shots). There might be other versions of the song with her own backing music as the five tracks known to have been worked or re-worked by Prince were registered on September 1st 1993 as musical compositions by Dietra Moses alone at the Library Of Congress.

It is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. Prince sampled the tracks heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however. 40 Ounces was sampled as a loop in many released versions of Space and Free The Music. The track itself, however, remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1993 (assumed) Unknown studio, USA Tracking (no Prince input)
Late spring – Early summer 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-working by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Recording Personnel
  • Ninety-9 - vocals
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - backing vocals and all instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
40 Ounces Studio Recorded 1993

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Space 4:28 Come

Space single

Space (Acoustic Remix) 4:41 Space single
Space (Acoustic Remix Edit) 3:41 Space promo
Remix Edit
Space (Funky Stuff Dub) 4:48 Space single
Space (Funky Stuff Remix) 5:41 Space single
Remix Edit
Space (Universal Love Remix) 6:10 Space single
Remix Largely new lyrics / spoken rap
Space (Universal Love Radio Remix) 3:58 Space single
Remix Edit
Space (Universal Love Radio Remix W/O Rap) 3:56 Space promo
Remix Edit
Free The Music 1:47 The Good Life
Free The Music 3:24 The Good Life Exodus Sampler Experience promo
Extended version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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