After 27 years, the unreleased version of Prince’s “Batdance” that features a verse from Big Daddy Kane has finally surfaced.
Producer John Luongo explains why the song never saw the light of day until now.
The whole thing, recording, mix and editing, took a day and a half. But I had a deadline! I remember FedEx was there waiting as I did my best to finish up, so we could make the next plane to rush it over to L.A. and Minnesota to let Warner Bros. and Prince hear what I had done. … And then Warner Bros. said they didn’t like it; it was too different. And that was it. They didn’t release it.