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Prince, Warner, and Control

Prince, Warner, and Control 1
"If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” — Prince

There is a long sordid history in the music industry of young, black artists being taken advantage of by leveraged, corporate record labels that spot talent, and make the rules. A look back at how Prince fought the battle on his own turf, and won.

A Brief Cinematic History of Purple Rain

A Brief Cinematic History of Purple Rain
With the release of Prince and The Revolution Live, this will be a good opportunity to discuss the genesis of the Purple Rain movie.

The story of how the Purple Rain movie came about is a fascinating look into the ambition and drive exhibited by Prince and would be integral to propelling him forward into pop superstardom.

Does anybody know about the quake?

Does anybody know about the quake? 4
June 7, 2022 marks a significant milestone in our history. It will be 25 years to the day that the Housequake fansite was born.

June 7th is obviously an important date in the Prince calendar, but this year it also marks a significant milestone in Housequake history - it will be 25 years to the day that the Housequake fansite was born.

The Truth?

The Truth?
What if half the things ever said, turned out 2 be a lie. How will U know the Truth?

Prince once said “Everything U think is true”, but gazing down from his guitar-shaped cloud, I imagine he might be irked by the way some former confidants have taken that bit of princely pontification, and well and truly run with it.

The Crown Jewel of Emancipation

The Crown Jewel of Emancipation 5
The track lies at the heart of the album’s second disc and is the album’s unsung masterpiece.

Emancipation's Crown Jewel: The musical and artistic achievement of ‘Joint 2 Joint’ is unparalleled when compared to the album’s other thirty-five cuts. The track lies at the heart of the album’s second disc and is the album’s unsung masterpiece...

Prince’s Musical Mt. Rushmore

Prince's Musical Mt. Rushmore 6
Only a select few are legendary enough to grace the coveted spots on this imaginary Mount Rushmore.

Music flowed through Prince at all hours. He set aside an untold number of finished songs and albums in his Paisley Park vault. But only a select few are legendary enough to grace the four coveted spots on this imaginary Mount Rushmore...

5 Years Without Prince

5 Years Without Prince 7
What do you hope to see happen in the future in order to keep Prince’s legacy and music alive?

Today is the 5th anniversary of Prince’s untimely passing, and we've asked you how you’ve dealt with the loss, your opinion of the music that’s been released since, and what you hope to see happen in the future...

A True Prince Fan

A True Prince Fan 8
A true Prince fan knows what Prince had said or thought, and exactly what he would have wanted.

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."

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