Dead On It

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Dead On It

from the album “The Black Album”
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 22 November 1994 - “The Black Album” album
Album(s): “The Black Album”
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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Dead On It is the third song on Prince’s sixteenth album “The Black Album” (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracks were recorded in March 1987 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Cindy C.).

The song includes a sampled line by Sheila E. taken directly from Holly Rock (“badder than a wicked witch”). Although unreleased at the time, lyrics (ridiculing rappers) from Dead On It were rapped by Tony M. (over music from Race) as an introduction to Jughead on each date of the Diamonds And Pearls Tour.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
March 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Sheila E. - sampled line ("badder than a wicked witch", uncredited)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dead On It 4:37 “The Black Album” Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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