• Music | Remembering Prince, a master of rock, soul, pop and funk

    Date posted: April 22, 2016 Author: jolanta
    Jan. 11, 1985 file photo, Prince performs in Houston.  (AP Photo/F. Carter Smith, File).
    Jan. 11, 1985 file photo, Prince performs in Houston. (AP Photo/F. Carter Smith, File).

    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.

    10 Most Inspiring Quotes by Prince:

    “Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is ‘Is there anybody I`m afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I`d get nervous?’ If not, then you`re cool.”


    “I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me.”


    “There is something that happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.”
    “My hat goes off to anybody who can sit down and put their heads together. I am ready for something like that because I am free and I am happy and I have time. There were a lot of things in the way before. I have nothing but time, and I love getting older.”


    “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.”


    “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”


    “I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, ‘They’re gone,’ and they’ll come back.”

    “As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.”

    ‘Mick Jagger should fold up his penis and go home’

    “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”


    – Prince

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    Originally written and composed by Prince for one of his side projects, The Family. Performed by Sinéad O’Connor

     NY Arts staff

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