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Little Richard: A Legend Who Paved The Way For Others Dies At 87

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The legendary Little Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman, influenced many musicians in his time: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Prince, and countless others. Little Richard came into the industry in early 50-s, about the same time as Chuck Berry, founding and shaping the genre that is Rock-n-Roll, breaking musical barriers while not gaining the […]

Spotify Creates Two Playlists Inspired by ‘The Last Dance’

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During the run of The Last Dance, fans have enjoyed how the music of the docuseries has been perfectly crafted. In response, Spotify has launched two curated playlists in partnership with ESPN and Netflix for you to enjoy the sounds even when the series concludes each Sunday. The Last Dance official playlist brings music from […]

The GRAMMY’s Pay Tribute to the legendary Prince in Star-Studded Concert

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Hosted by the lovely Maya Rudolph, “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” aired on CBS Tuesday night on the fourth anniversary of his death at 8PM EST. The special, recorded in late January, was jam-packed with a string of all-star performers covering hits from Prince’s beloved catalog, including Common, Earth, Wind & Fire, […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Charlie Murphy Three Years Later

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On this date in 2017, famed comedian and older brother of legendary comic Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, lost his battle with leukemia at age 57. Three years after his untimely passing, his energy is still felt while his legacy is being remembered. Murphy’s influence stretches far and wide. His career, which has lasted for four […]

Alicia Keys Recalls Auditioning for Prince to Get Clearance to Sample ‘How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore’

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Alicia Keys is promoting her memoir, More Myself, and made a guest appearance on Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Broken Record this week. The singer spoke about the early phases of her career and remembered a “bananas” story about Prince. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 Keys needed legal permission from the late singer to sample his […]

Usher Gives a Tribute to Prince at 2020 GRAMMYs Awards

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Usher might be an old head now, but there was once when he looked up to stars. And while people always connect him to Michael Jackson, the Confessions star also looked up to Prince. Thus, it was excited to see that the producers of The GRAMMYs opted to go with Usher for a tribute to […]

Usher, Alicia Keys, John Legend and H.E.R. to Honor Prince at the Grammys

Usher, Alicia Keys, John Legend and H.E.R. to Honor Prince at the Grammys

Late Pop icon Prince is set to get a star-studded tribute two days after the 62nd Grammys this year. The performance is directed by his longtime friends and collaborators, Sheila E, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. Usher, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Common, H.E.R., Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, St. Vincent, Beck, Foo Fights, Juanes, Gary Clark […]

Nas Says Prince Wouldn’t Collaborate With Him Because He Didn’t Own His Masters

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Arguably the greatest rapper to ever live, Nas, probably could have anyone record on one of his songs, if only he asked them. Probably… Maybe… Perhaps… But not everyone. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 While he has joints with everyone from Lauryn Hill to JAY-Z to Mary J. Blige to Dr. Dre, his […]

Play Like Prince By Pre-Ordering a Replica of His “Cloud” Guitar

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The month of June started with music fans everywhere commemorating the would-be 61st birthday of pop legend Prince, and now his estate is releasing something extra special to cap off his birth month: replica versions of his renowned Cloud Guitar. View this post on Instagram Of all the instruments that Prince played throughout his career, […]

JAY-Z to Host Listening Party for Prince’s Upcoming ‘Originals’ Album

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JAY-Z and TIDAL are hosting a listening party in support of the release of Prince’s Originals album. The 15-track collection features 14 unreleased recordings which highlight the late singer’s influence over pop culture. The tracks were picked by JAY-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate. TIDAL users can pre-save the album in […]

Michelle Obama Talks to Questlove About Getting Prince to Perform at the White House

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Michelle Obama has been everywhere. After selling almost a million copies of her book in its debut week, she extended her book tour due to the high demand. Continuing her promo tour, the Former First Lady from the South Side of Chicago, dropped by the Questlove Supreme podcast, hosted by the Roots co-founder and drummer, Questlove. Throughout the interview, she recounted […]

Here’s an Official Look at the Prince-Inspired Timberwolves ‘City Edition’ Uniforms

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Starting November 16, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be decked out in some pretty heavenly gear, mainly due to the fact that the new colorways for the team’s “City Edition” uniforms that we got a preview of last week will be inspired by pop icon Prince. REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 Advertisement Taking cues […]

Minnesota Timberwolves to Pay Homage to Prince With New City Edition Uniforms

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The Minnesota Timberwolves may just have the best City Edition uniforms of any team this season. Revealed by The Ringer, the upcoming jersey adopts a purple color scheme, which seemingly pays tribute to the late musical icon and Minnesota legend Prince, who died on April 21, 2016. The font used on the uniform also bears a resemblance to Prince and The Revolution’s 1984 […]

Prince’s Eldest Sister, Sharon Nelson, Speaks on Prince and The Fentanyl Epidemic

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REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 Even the greatest artists of all-time cannot survive the lethal impact of the hyper-potent opioid Fentanyl. Advertisement Upon Prince’s sudden passing in April 2016, after the global shock of such a tragedy, there was much speculation surrounding what drug (if any) may have been responsible for taking the […]

Spike Lee Acquires Rare Prince Song for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Spike Lee Acquires Rare Prince Song for 'BlacKkKlansman'

Having worked together on Prince’s “Money Don’t Matter 2Night” music video amongst other projects, Prince and Spike Lee were friends and mutual fans for decades. The director even threw a spontaneous block party in the hours after Prince died of a drug overdose in 2016, making the event a memorial celebration that takes place annually […]

Prince’s Legacy Lives On at a Minneapolis Middle School

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Days after what would’ve been his 60th birthday, Prince’s legacy lives on at a Minneapolis middle school. WCCO-TV reports the Anwatin Middle School will dedicate their new music to the memory of the fallen singer, who’s a Minneapolis native himself.  The Purple One died of an accidental drug overdose on April 21, 2016, and family, friends […]

Questlove Is On The Verge of Curating An Official Prince Orchestral Tribute Tour

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The Prince estate has officially partnered up with the legendary drummer of The Roots, Questlove to curate an orchestral nature tour in honor of the late icon titled, “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.” According to Rolling Stone, the shows will be presented under the banner of Live Nation Urban and will cast the Wolf […]

Prince’s Dad John L. Nelson’s Album ‘Don’t Play With Love’ Receives Rave Reviews

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Originally published by Associated Press The John L. Nelson Project, “Don’t Play With Love” (Maken It Music/Ropeadope) REGISTER TO VOTE GET ELECTION REMINDERS https://www.facebook.com//videos/403556060649855 Unless you’re a dedicated Prince fan or an attentive reader of album liner notes, John L. Nelson’s name may not ring a bell, but there’s a good chance you’ve heard some […]