Prince working on 3121 and coining “Black Sweat” (Morris Hayes at The Current)

Prince working on 3121 and coining “Black Sweat” (Morris Hayes at The Current)


3121, this was at the point where I started
transitioning back from Maceo to Prince. What happened was Prince had got this house
in LA, and that was the address to the house – 3121 Mulholland. It was incredible – 3121, the title track,
it’s just so funky, especially the live version. It just was like “Days of Wild” had been all
over again. It had this groove on it that and the hook
was so powerful. And then “Black Sweat” had that almost James’s
flavor to it [sings] “Workin’ up a black sweat” it was just like that whole thing. So it still was kind of in line with some
of the things he did, but it was kind of fun to me. I just thought it was just one of those things,
and he coined yet another phrase that people and ran with. Yeah, you got me out here working up a black
sweat, man. It was that kind of thing. He was so good at that, so good a taking a
line that maybe people would say it and make into something that everybody now associates
with him.

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