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Simlac (a.k.a. Burns 1)

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

Simlac (also known as Burns 1) 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 40 Ounces, 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.

A lyrically identical but musically different version of the song without any Prince involvement was released on the album Subliminal Simulation by the band Dream Warriors in 1994 (Canada) and 1995 (USA). Since that version lacks any Prince involvement the track (as Burns 1) is still regarded unreleased.

It is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration between Prince and Ninety-9 was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. Prince sampled the tracks heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however. A significant portion of the rap, as well as a looped sample of "Sex me?", was used in Joint 2 Joint. A sample of "Diss me" from the track was used in studio and live versions of Days Of Wild and the phrase "He’s always on some medication" was included on Mad.

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

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Simlac Studio Recorded 1993

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Joint 2 Joint 7:51 Emancipation Studio
Days Of Wild Unreleased Studio Unreleased original 'extended' studio version
Days Of Wild 3:57 Debuted on Spanish radio Los 40 Principales on 3 March 1994 Edit Unreleased edited version intended for The Gold Experience
Days Of Wild 9:18 Crystal Ball Live with overdubs 9 December 1995, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild 3:34 NPG Ahdio Show # 1 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 23 October 1999 am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mad 5:32 NPG Music Club Edition # 1 download Studio SymbolSmaller.png version
Mad Studio Unreleased version by the New Power Generation (intended for Exodus)
95 Tour Wallpaper (video) Unreleased Glam Slam clubs in-house video Long-form video-mix with vocal samples from Simlac among others.
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This song is registered under the title ‘’Simalc’’ at the library of congress and as Simlac and Burns 1 at the ASCAP.

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