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(UPDATED with new interviews) Article: An EXCLUSIVE interview with SHEILA E!

Check out this article published by Discussions Magazine entitled "An EXCLUSIVE interview with SHEILA E!":

http://www.discussionsmag...e.html?m=1
[Edited 9/15/17 8:14am]
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Reply #1 posted 08/25/17 9:49pm

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This part of the interview I found interesting. Did she know he had addiction problems?

DAVE: In your new recording of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”, you take the liberty of revising the original lyrics for a more personal presentation. The line “You took Prince. He’s my thing. But we know how you swing. You’re the pusherman...” highlights just how closely our own immediate worlds have become intertwined within today’s cultural/political crises. Did you find this to be incredibly difficult to convey, yet a necessary component of your message?
SHEILA: Difficult to convey, yes, but not because it was hard to say. It was difficult in the sense that so many millions of people know the effects and pain of drug addiction that I wanted to be careful not to minimize the powerful message of the song for personal reasons. The truth is that opioid addiction is now an epidemic in this country, and not by accident. The “Pusherman” is real; he’s just moved from the alley to an office with the motto “Profits Over People” hanging on his wall.

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Reply #2 posted 08/28/17 9:17am

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PennyPurple said:

This part of the interview I found interesting. Did she know he had addiction problems?

DAVE: In your new recording of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”, you take the liberty of revising the original lyrics for a more personal presentation. The line “You took Prince. He’s my thing. But we know how you swing. You’re the pusherman...” highlights just how closely our own immediate worlds have become intertwined within today’s cultural/political crises. Did you find this to be incredibly difficult to convey, yet a necessary component of your message?
SHEILA: Difficult to convey, yes, but not because it was hard to say. It was difficult in the sense that so many millions of people know the effects and pain of drug addiction that I wanted to be careful not to minimize the powerful message of the song for personal reasons. The truth is that opioid addiction is now an epidemic in this country, and not by accident. The “Pusherman” is real; he’s just moved from the alley to an office with the motto “Profits Over People” hanging on his wall.

She has said repeatly that she never saw him take drugs (remember they lived together for a while ) or be high. She said he made her want to eat healthy.

I truly do not believe that Prince was a life long abuser of drugs. The signs are just not there and by this time some of his associates or drug buddies would be running their mouths to the media especially the tabs as they would pay big bucks for the story.

I really believe he had health issues that forced him to take these drugs and since they are easy to become addicted to it could have just happen while taking them as needed. After all he never stopped working or music, touring or traveling. It is possible he had ordinary joint pain or artihitis that he made worst.

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Reply #3 posted 09/09/17 3:09pm

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Check out this other new interview produced by The Insider entitled "Sheila E. Talks New Album and Her Relationship With Prince, Says It Began and Ended With Music":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...-OVlrbFTeM
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Reply #4 posted 09/09/17 3:49pm

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Thank you Latin!

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Reply #5 posted 09/15/17 8:14am

Latin

Check out this new interview with Sheila E. produced by BET entitled "Sheila E. Talks About Growing Up With Activist Music And Her New Album":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...9d9NVXxZNw
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Reply #6 posted 09/15/17 8:40am

pinkcashmere23

Thanks for the new interview!

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