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Essential Prince: His Best, Most Overlooked Albums

Prince‘s artistry spanned six decades, multiple genres and several hundred songs under his own name and pseudonyms. Even for a hardcore fan, his …

Prince: Remembering the Rock Star, Funk Lord, Provocateur, Genius

On Thursday, April 14th, at about six in the evening, a black SUV pulled up to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. It was an hour before showtime, but Prince …

A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone’s Lost Cover Story

It is, in theory, a mundane sight, nothing 2 get excited about: just a 55-year-old man in his suburban Minneapolis workplace, scrolling through a …

Prince 'The Loring Park Sessions'

While <i>Saturday Stream</i> typically offers a weekly Spotify Playlist, today’s exception features notorious (but not completely against) holdout <b>Prince</b> on a …

When Doves Cry: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

<i>In the wake of Prince’s death,</i> SPIN<i>’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back</i> …

A Life in Purple: One Fashion Writer’s Obsession With Prince

Prince Style<p>On New Year’s Eve 1999, I wrote a wish on a sliver of paper, ripped it up, and stuffed it into a balloon. At the stroke of 2000, I jumped onto the balloon to pop it, an act that scattered the wish all over the living room floor for it to commingle with other partyers’ wishes. I don’t …

Love Essentially: The things Prince did for the women he loved

Although I was a huge Prince fan during the 1980s, he sort of dropped off my radar after his "Purple Rain" album and movie, with the exception of his bizarre name change – The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) – and his Super Bowl performance in 2007, which I thought was amazing.<p>So when I heard …

Lenny Kravitz on Prince: ‘I Feel Like a Piece of Me Died’

<i>Lenny Kravitz not only cites Prince as one of his biggest influences, but also one of his dearest friends. They met for the first time in 1990 right</i> …

Prince Death Investigation Focusing on Drug Use, Percocet Problem (Report)

Former attorney for singer’s siblings claims Prince had “substantial” drug problems with the opioid painkiller and cocaine<p>The investigation into …

Prince's lawyer: Death a shock; singer led clean lifestyle

Prince's longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, …

Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.<p>When I heard that Prince had passed away, it was the first time the death of a celebrity hit me in a real and immediate way. There was disbelief, followed by …

On the Charts: Prince Claims Number One, Rules Top 10

The unexpected and sudden death of Prince sparked a huge surge in sales of the artist’s catalog as three of his albums landed in the Top 10 of the …

Prince Wrote About Women In a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.<p>When I heard that Prince had passed away, it was the first time the death of a celebrity hit me in a real and immediate way. There was disbelief, followed by …

Still Would Stand All Time: Notes On Prince

Something tells me that 300 or maybe even 3,000 years from now — if we still have breathable air and if we haven't relocated to Mars, and if super-intelligent robots haven't colonized us <i>Matrix</i>-style — we'll still be trying our best to dissect and parse out the überfunky, hyper-synaptic, wildly …

Prince live: five of his greatest moments onstage

The music legend made a surprise appearance with James Brown and Michael Jackson, dominated the Super Bowl, and wowed audiences at his last shows<p>Prince’s 1978 debut album, For You, gave him a reputation – it sold about 150,000 copies and earned favourable comparisons with Stevie Wonder, Michael …

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Prince Was a Genius No Matter How You Define It

If Prince was a peerless icon who represented the pinnacle of achievement in contemporary pop music and there is no one else like him, what does his death mean for the future of musical geniuses?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>In the aftermath of his tragic death on Thursday, journalists …

‘I exited Prince’s Mayfair suite feeling like a mouse savaged by a particularly fiendish cat’

The late superstar was not amused when Barney Hoskyns called his Prince biography ‘Imp of the Perverse’. Here the veteran rock writer recalls the brilliant career of the Minneapolis maverick<p>• Prince: memories of U – by John Grant, Attica Locke and more<p>I’d say it was all there in 1979’s I Wanna Be …

Pearl Jam And More Provide The Most Touching Prince Tributes Following His Untimely Death

It doesn’t get any less tragic or heartbreaking the more we say it, but Prince died this week under currently unknown circumstances at his home Paisley Park. Ever since the news broke, fellow artists and fans all over the world have been showing their love for prince with tributes and memories. …

Audio of Prince’s final concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre posted online — listen

One week before his death at the age of 57, Prince performed two unforgettable final concerts at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. He had been in the midst of a …

Prince: ‘People hear the sex in my songs much more than I ever write it’

On 27 February 1997, Prince granted a rare interview to the deputy editor of <i>Top of the Pops</i> magazine before appearing on the show. However, the finished article was deemed too candid to print in full. The unexpurgated version is published here for the first time<p>Everyone has a horror story. He won’t …

Prince Was Not ‘Biracial.’ He Loved His Blackness—and Yours

The New York Times labeled the late music legend ‘biracial,’ while U.K.’s The Independent called him ‘mixed-race.’ No, Prince was black, and damn …

Poor Lonely Computer: Prince's Misunderstood Relationship With The Internet

Some people in the line were not sure what to do with their phones. A man in his mid-50s, who'd traveled all the way from Kansas with his sister, thought it would be fine to keep his hidden away in his pocket. He had no intention of using it, he said. But he's been diagnosed with cancer and, …