Today, April 21, 2016, it has been reported that one of music’s greatest icons and innovators, Prince, has passed away at the age of 57.
Pioneering the “Minneapolis sound” — a mix of rock, funk and electronic groove music — Prince is responsible for many important and influential albums, including Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, just to name a few.
Much will be said about his life and accomplishments, but to dwell only on his death is to miss the whole point of Prince.
Prince was all about life; living and expressing it as purely as possible.
“Electric word ‘life’; it means forever and that’s a mighty long time” – Prince
So rather than be all glum, I’m going to focus on the best examples of the living genius that was Prince.
ed. note: Now let’s get to some good ol’ fashioned Prince stories, which apparently are like herpes because more people than we ever knew have ’em.
Kevin Smith’s Classic Prince story
Kevin Smith’s follow-up after Prince’s death
Questlove’s Prince story
Jimmy Fallon’s Prince ping-pong story
The Classic of all Classics: Charlie Murphy’s Epic Prince story (horrible quality)