429: Push it Up!

Newpower Soul (1998)
Prince trims the fat off 1996’s Jam of the Year and boils it down so just the vocal hook and the beat’s bare bones remain. Choice cuts of Larry Graham, Chaka Khan and Doug E Fresh are then added with a soupçon of juicy synth to create an unblinking George Clinton-style funk number that surpasses the original Emancipation track. Dance-inducing and unapologetically single-minded, Prince shrugs off all aspirations of profundity and harpoons you right in your cerebellum.