Articles tagged prince

16 May 2016 // 2:00 AM

Prince: Never Stop Arguing

Prince's life is over but his music is not, and that music was never just about him, and it was never just about me, and it was never just about you.

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3 May 2016 // 1:23 PM

The Minneapolis Club Where Prince Truly Came to Life

The curvy, rugged, black club in downtown Minneapolis is a living, breathing, thriving testament to Prince's legacy.

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:00 AM

Prince and Michael Jackson: The Rivalry and the Revolution

Deemed As polar opposites by the media, part of what made the Prince v Jackson rivalry so compelling was their similarities.

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27 Apr 2016 // 11:30 AM

Remembering Prince

Prince’s passing feels more significant and deserving of commemoration because his artistry felt so all-encompassing that even his music, in all its purple majesty, couldn’t contain it.

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On Going Preadolescent Batshit With Prince’s ‘Batman’

Prince was my chaperone away from the music of my parents’ generation towards something forbidden, dangerous, pleasurable, weird, and shockingly modern.

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Prince: Something That You’ll Never Understand

Prince didn't care where you went. He didn't care what you did. And he couldn't take U with him.

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Let’s Go Crazy: Celebrating 25 Years of Purple Rain

We originally ran this Prince special section back in June of 2009. We are sharing it again to celebrate the incredible genius of Prince. Watch for our tributes coming soon.

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4 the Tears in Your Eyes: Remembering Prince

A reflection on the life and death of Prince, one of popular music's greatest artists.

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Always Cry 4 Love, Never Cry 4 Pain: Prince’s 30-year ‘Parade’

On Parade, Prince allows an openness to ideas and collaboration to a degree he’d never experienced before, and it brings out the best in him.

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14 Dec 2015 // 3:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase Two

Phase Two boasts enough classic Prince moments to sufficiently wash the worst memories of its vapid predecessor out of fans’ memory banks permanently.

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9 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase One

Can we assume that “direct-to-streaming” is the new “direct-to-video” for really bad albums?

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3 Aug 2015 // 9:24 AM

Prince - “Stare” (audio) (Singles Going Steady)

A few weeks after removing all his music from Spotify, the always unpredictable Prince has delivered his new track “Stare” exclusively (so far) to the service.

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5 May 2015 // 2:47 PM

Musicians Add Voices in Protest

Prince’s representatives confirmed Friday that the once-enigmatic star would dedicate his forthcoming song “Baltimore” to the people of the city where Gray died.

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Adrien Reju - “Last Call” (audio) (Premiere)

The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

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Counterbalance: Prince’s ‘1999’

We were dreaming when we wrote this, so sue us if it goes astray. The Purple One’s 1982 breakthrough is the 199th most acclaimed album of all time, and it’s the subject of this week’s Counterbalance. All the hippies sing together.

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Gangster Glam and Voyeurism: Prince and the New Power Generation’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

Our latest Between the Grooves series examines Prince's Diamonds and Pearls, which offers further explorations into the mysterious/strange sexual side of Prince and his preachy/pedantic side, and also his relaxed/smooth side.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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The Month in Pop Entertainment: May 2013

See previews of this month’s biggest pop entertainment.

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Knight Music: The Top 10 Batman Music Tracks

As the World's Greatest Detective is set to triumph at the box office yet again this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Sound Affects shines a Bat-Signal on one of the most essential components of any Batman film or TV series -- the music.

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Dirty Minds Think Alike: The Forgotten Rivalry of Prince and Rick James

Prince and Rick James always knew there’s only one spot in the music business for a true super-freak, and in the early '80s both aimed to rule it.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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