Deuce & A Quarter

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Deuce & A Quarter

Goldnigga album.jpg
from the album Gold Nigga
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 31 August 1993 - Gold Nigga album
Album(s): Gold Nigga
Writer(s): Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Morris Hayes, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson (credited to the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
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Deuce & A Quarter is the fifth track (fourth song) on the New Power Generation’s first 'solo' album Gold Nigga (fourth track and third song on later pressings of the CD). In 1995, the beginning of a 1993 performance was included as an uncredited track before Call The Law on The Sacrifice Of Victor home video.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late April 1992, at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia (during the same set of sessions as Goldnigga, Goldie’s Parade, Everybody Get On Up, A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses and Baby Doll).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late April 1992 Studios 301,
Sydney, Australia
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Deuce & A Quarter 3:18 Gold Nigga Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Deuce & A Quarter / Call The Law 0:47 The Sacrifice Of Victor VHS/laserdisc Live Uncredited intro before Call The Law; 8 September 1993 am, Bagley’s Warehouse, London, England
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Johnny 10:19 Gold Nigga Studio
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The title refers to the Buick Electra, a full-size premium automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors. The Electra 225 nameplate was a nod to the car’s overall length of over 225 in (5,715 mm), earning it the street name "deuce and a quarter". A gold Buick Electra is featured on the album artwork.

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