Black Sweat

Album: 3121 (2006)
Charted: 43 60

Songfacts®:

  • This song is driven by drum machines, synthesizers and Prince's falsetto. There is no bass, which is something Prince did on his hits "When Doves Cry" and "Kiss."
  • The black-and-white video, directed by Sanaa Hamri, features a dancer named Celestina Aladekoba, who is known for appearing in DanceLife, Jennifer Lopez's reality show for MTV. >>
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  • Prince is in swagger mode on this track, where he's working up a black sweat. He offers a word of warning: "You better take your woman and hide her."

Comments: 2

  • Kurdt from Chicago, IlGreat track, great video and most undoubtabley a beautiful woman featured in the video.
  • Grayson from Cleveland, Ohthis song is excellent. sounds a lot like old school Prince. i wish he would make a whole album of funk like this. the man is a genius.
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