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Date: Apr 24 2006


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The problem with a lot of music nowadays is that it is not inventive: Britney sounds like Christina, 50 Cent sounds like 2Pac, Sean Paul sounds like Shaggy, and Daniel Powter sounds like James Blunt. So much music these days is just run-of-the-mill. But every once in a while, a musician with talent and flair comes along and raises the bar.

Prince is one of the funkiest cats in music. His music is fresh, sexy, and makes you want to groove.

Listen to Dave and Taylor talk about Prince and his new album, 3121.


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Dave:  I got the other day the Prince 3121 album.

Taylor:  How is it?

Dave:  I love it. I mean, it’s funky. It’s probably the best I can describe it. Like, I can jog to it. I can just walk down the street and bounce to it. I can just hang out and chill and listen to it. It’s got all of the elements.

Taylor:  Excellent.

Dave:  It’s cool. A funny Prince story, though. Prince is from Minneapolis.

Taylor:  Oh, really?

Dave:  My hometown, and he and my aunt were actually high school sweethearts.

Taylor:  Oo la la.

Dave:  So, we have home videos of, like, of him in his purple leather outfit, hanging out with my aunt, tickling each other the couch and just kickin’ it.



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Prince has been one of the greatest influences on modern popular music. His music is edgy and innovative, and he has been described as a perfectionist and a control freak.

In 1994, after a disagreement with his record label, Prince changed his name to a symbol. He wanted to regain control over the creative and financial aspects of his music. He appeared in public with the word “Slave” written on his cheek. Later, when his contract with his former record label expired, he went back to using the name Prince.



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   it,s good .

04:41 PM Jan 09 2008 |



I am a fan of Prince for 16 years. I love his songs.


His album 3121 is different than his other works.

04:55 PM Sep 30 2007 |

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