Paradigm was a single by George Clinton sold only at his live shows, beginning 12 July 2001 at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The single, sold only in CD-R format with no artwork, contained the track Paradigm, co-written and co-produced by , who also appears as a singer and musician on the track (credited as such as it was recorded while Prince used that name).
George Clinton apparently brought the song to some fans while visiting their house, and asked them to create an unknown number of CD-Rs containing the track to sell at the Paradiso show. The track later appeared on the Sneak Peek EP and on the album How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?.
Around the time of the album’s release, a promotional single of Paradigm was also available in France, containing an edit of the track not available elsewhere (credited to George Clinton featuring "Prince", rather than ""). This promotional release is listed here also.
The 2001 CD-R release was not eligible for the charts, and the 2005 French promotional release did not enter the charts.