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. Visit for more information Murphy’s influence stretches far and wide. His career, […]

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. Visit for more information The singer spoke about the early phases of her career and remembered a “bananas” story about Prince. Keys needed legal permission from the late singer to sample his song “How […]

Usher Gives a Tribute to Prince at 2020 GRAMMYs Awards


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. Visit for more information Thus, it was excited to see that the producers of The GRAMMYs opted to go with […]

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. Visit for more information Usher, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Common, H.E.R., Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, St. Vincent, Beck, […]

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. Visit for more information View this post on Instagram Of all the instruments that […]

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. Visit for more information 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 […]

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. Visit for more information […]

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


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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Visit for more information 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 iconic and […]

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


Days after what would’ve been his 60th birthday, Prince’s legacy lives on at a Minneapolis middle school. Visit for more information 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 […]

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


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.” Visit for more information According to Rolling Stone, the shows will be presented under the banner of Live Nation Urban […]

Prince’s Father, John L. Nelson, Gets Posthumous Release Of His Timeless Jazz EP ‘Don’t Play with Love’

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To many, John L. Nelson is best known as the father of Prince, yet he was a jazz performer and a prolific composer in his own right. Today, a recording of his jazz compositions has been released within his Don’t Play with Love EP, produced by his daughter Sharon L. Nelson. Visit for more information The project captures not only […]

Janelle Monáe Gets Bold with Double Video Premiere [Watch]

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ATLien Janelle Monáe set the internet on fire with the release of her stunning visuals for two singles off of her highly anticipated upcoming album Dirty Computer (her first since 2013). Visit for more information In her first release, lead single “Make Me Feel”, the ’80s-inspired futuristic funk infused track seemingly channels inspiration from the artist Monáe […]