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Questlove to Embark on Orchestral, Prince Tribute Tour

Questlove, Prince’s music and live strings are just a few of our favorite things and anyone who can relate is about to have them all in one. The late Prince’s estate has approved an orchestral road show dubbed “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” curated by the musician, author and admitted fan of the purple…

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Beyoncé Wrote the Foreword for an Intimate Portrait Book of Prince

The sudden loss of eclectic rock legend Prince last year sent a shock around the world, and since, we’ve remembered him through award show tributes, lifting up his words of advice beyond his time, and his inarguable inspiration that touches every artist. Afshin Shahidi has compiled intimate portraits of the musician in his private moments, revealing…

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Listen to “Electric Intercourse” from Prince’s Remastered ‘Purple Rain’ Due This June

June is a special month for several reasons. Not only is it the beginning of the greatest season ever but Prince’s remastered Purple Rain is due out June 23. Last year, NPG/Warner Bros announced the iconic 1984 album would be remastered and reissued in early 2017. Green-lighted and ready to go, the reissue is set…

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Dave Chappelle Talks Friendship With Prince, Leaving The ‘Chappelle Show’, & New Netflix Series on ‘CBS This Morning’

Dave Chappelle is as known for his privacy as his humor. After leaving the acclaimed Chappelle Show, he has only granted interviews on a case by case basis, preferring to live a relatively quiet life with his family. But recently, he’s been slowly coming back onto stages across America and soon he’ll be back on…

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Solange, Questlove & More To Honor Prince & David Bowie At “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign” Conference

Choosing the voices of those that she truly admires, Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Theater Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale Univerisity, curated what will be Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign. This conference is set to span from January 25th to the 28th and will be…

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Paisley Park to Host “Celebration 2017,” A Four-day celebration in Prince’s Honor

Even at the tender age of 10, I sang “When Doves Cry” with such fervor, you’d think I checked into the Heart Break Hotel. But that was all part of Prince‘s essence. His music transcended any age effortlessly in tune with his listeners. Marking a year after his passing, Paisley Park will host a four-day celebration…

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Prince’s Estate Releases First Posthumous Song, “Moonbeam Levels”

Even after his untimely death, Prince has managed to astonish us yet again. Today his Paisley Park estate blessed the Purple Rain community with the first posthumous song from his chamber of secrets, “Moonbeam Levels.” Just in time for holiday shopping and year-end memorials, Warner Bros. Records is issuing a new two-disc compilation of his greatest hits…

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Prince’s Estate Signs New Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

Prince has sold over 100 million records, won seven Grammy Awards and even earned an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain (1984) making him one of the greatest creatives of our time. The result of his artistic expression was a catalog of legendary classic jams and adoring fans who will never forget his influence. So…

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Prince’s Legendary Paisley Park To Transform Into A Museum

Paisley Park is what dreams are made of and fortunate for us, Prince’s Minneapolis home and studio will be made available to the public come October. “Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” said Tyka Nelson, the late icon’s sister. “Only a few hundred people have had…

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Abra Claims The Throne With Her Atmospheric ‘Princess’ EP

The darkwave duchess Abra is introducing herself in her highly anticipated newest release, Princess. The 6-track EP by the young electro-R&B maven is a sensual, enchanting collection, showing off the variety of styles the young Awful Records lady has under her belt. Ranging from singing ’80s inspired dance bits to synth-laced rap verses, Princess will have you moving your…

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Audio: Princess Nokia, “Brown Girl Blues”

Harlem-bred rapper Princess Nokia continues her down-to-earth honesty and versatile, eclectic style in her most recent offering in “Brown Girl Blues.” In light of the recent tragedies concerning police brutality over black citizens, this spoken-word track atop speakeasy jazz rings clear of the frustrations many people of color deal with repeatedly in reaction to the unjust deaths and the…

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Stars Gather To Pay Tribute To Prince At BET Awards

People can’t stop buzzing about last night’s BET Awards. As always, it was a star-studded affair featuring a rocking performance by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar and a passionate, show-stealing acceptance speech from actor Jessie Williams. The night’s true star, however, was Prince. Much of the night was spent commemorating the life and work of the…

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