An essay by Raine Baker: What makes a true Prince fan? "Prince very publicly said he didn’t like the word ‘fan’ because it was short for ‘fanatic.’ While he may have taken that reasoning a bit farther than seemed reasonable at the time, we’ve been proving that right as a whole in the last four years."
He started working with other artists as an outlet for his creativity that couldn’t be contained. The Time, Vanity 6, Sheena Easton, and Sheila E. to name a few. Originals is proof of this, not that we needed it. It begs the question: What would a 1983 Prince album have looked like if he hadn’t given all of that music away?