The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) & The NPG - 4am Jam download album
- Performer: The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince)
- Title: 4am Jam
- Genre: Funk & Soul
- Formats: AIFF WMA MP4 AC3 MP1 AA MIDI
- Released: 1995
- MP3 album: 1678 mb
- FLAC album: 1784 mb
- Rating: 4.7/5
- Votes: 160
The unpronounceable symbol is an alias used by Prince from June 7 1993 to May 16 2000 - he changed his stage name to the symbol which is a combination of the symbols for male (♂) and female (♀). Because the symbol is unpronounceable, he's often referred by others as "The Symbol", "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince"
Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince). Backing Vocals – DuJuan (tracks: 9), Johnny Blackshire (tracks: 9), Kip (tracks: 9). Producer – Prince. Q-Pack™ CD case with sticky front & back images. It has a remnince of the NPG hip hop flare from New Power Soul, with a mix of his other earlier 90's work (the album that comes closest in comparison, to me, would be the classic Gold Experience). And don't forget the incredible title track, which should've been released a decade earlier. Of course a few tracks I don't pay much attention to, like 'Hot With U', 'Everyday Is A Winding Road', and 'Silly Game', but the rest is top quality I think (even the ballads, which I usually don't get into very often).
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (TAFKAP). In 1980, Prince released the album Dirty Mind, which contained sexually explicit material, including the title song, "Head", and the song "Sister", and was described by Stephen Thomas Erlewine as a "stunning, audacious amalgam of funk, new wave, R&B, and pop, fueled by grinningly salacious sex and the desire to shock. Recorded in Prince's own studio, this album was certified.
When Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, it was regarded as both rebellious and foolhardy. Why did he do it? For a generation too young to remember his debut in the late 1970s or the impact of Purple Rain in 1984, Prince - who died yesterday - was perhaps best known as the musician who changed his name to a symbol. In 1993, Prince announced that he would no longer go by the name Prince, but rather by a "Love Symbol" which was a mash-up of the gender symbols for man and woman. It is an unpronounceable symbol whose meaning has not been identified.
|1||Instrumental Jam / I'm In The Mood / Glam Slam Boogie|
|2||Sweet Thing / Sticky Wicked|
|3||U Got The Love|
|4||Love... Thy Will Be Done|
|5||Let's Get Funky / Get Loose!|
|6||Come / 18 & Over|
|7||I Believe In U|
- Recorded At – London Astoria
- Bass, Vocals – Sonny T.
- Drums – Michael B.*
- Featuring – Chaka Khan (tracks: 2, 3), George Benson (tracks: 1)
- Keyboards, Alto Vocals – Mr. Hayes, Tommy Barbarella
- Musician – The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince)
- Performer [Dancer], Vocals – Mayte Garcia*