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Thread started 06/13/18 3:00am

Lovejunky

Sovereign Prince Welton

The Weltons had a Baby Boy

June 7th 2018...

If its been posted somewhere I cant find it....

aside from that..

WOW..

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
Reply #1 posted 06/13/18 4:25am

littlemissG

Congratulations to the parents!
June 7th! I guess Prince had to be part of his name.
No More Haters on the Internet.
Reply #2 posted 06/13/18 4:52am

clairew1975

I’m so pleased for them!!

Sovereign Prince Welton

Born on Prince’s Birthday 💜
Reply #3 posted 06/13/18 5:58am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Yep saw it already on facebook.

Congrats! clapping

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #4 posted 06/13/18 6:06am

PennyPurple

Perfect name. Perfect date. Congrats to the Weltons!

Reply #5 posted 06/13/18 8:53am

RJP1205

I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!
Reply #6 posted 06/13/18 9:55am

Genesia

That poor kid is going to get beaten up every day at school. disbelief

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #7 posted 06/13/18 10:39am

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

Genesia said:

That poor kid is going to get beaten up every day at school. disbelief



lol


Maybe they will call him Reign?

Their baby girl Azaria is gorgeous.


Reply #8 posted 06/13/18 12:12pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Genesia said:

That poor kid is going to get beaten up every day at school. disbelief


lol I hope not

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #9 posted 06/13/18 3:08pm

Lovejunky

RJP1205 said:

I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!

365 : 1 lol

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
Reply #10 posted 06/13/18 3:15pm

Latin

Lovejunky said:

The Weltons had a Baby Boy


June 7th 2018...


If its been posted somewhere I cant find it....


aside from that..


WOW..


 


 


Thanks for sharing Lovejunky.
Reply #11 posted 06/13/18 3:18pm

Lovejunky

Latin said:

Lovejunky said:

The Weltons had a Baby Boy

June 7th 2018...

If its been posted somewhere I cant find it....

aside from that..

WOW..

Thanks for sharing Lovejunky.

Welcome Latin..

I just HAD to share..I mean

Imagine how thrilled the Weltons must feel given how close they were to P in the end

and how much LOVE they have for him...

Its almost like GOD gave them an Extra Hug heart

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
Reply #12 posted 06/13/18 3:21pm

Latin

Lovejunky said:

 



Latin said:


Lovejunky said:

The Weltons had a Baby Boy


June 7th 2018...


If its been posted somewhere I cant find it....


aside from that..


WOW..


 


 



Thanks for sharing Lovejunky.

Welcome Latin..


I just HAD to share..I mean


Imagine how thrilled the Weltons must feel given how close they were to P in the end


and how much LOVE they have for him...


Its almost like GOD gave them an Extra Hug   heart


yes
Reply #13 posted 06/13/18 4:11pm

rogifan

Congrats! Can’t say I’m a fan of the first name though.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #14 posted 06/13/18 5:16pm

RJP1205

Lovejunky said:

 



RJP1205 said:


I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!

365 : 1  lol


Ha! Touche' 😜
Reply #15 posted 06/13/18 10:56pm

Camila

rogifan said:

Congrats! Can’t say I’m a fan of the first name though.

Ugh, me either. rolleyes
Reply #16 posted 06/14/18 4:15am

anangellooksdown

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

 



Genesia said:


That poor kid is going to get beaten up every day at school. disbelief





lol


 



Maybe they will call him Reign?

Their baby girl Azaria is gorgeous.




This was my thought. I love the name “Reign”.
Esp of course like “Purple Rain”.
Was the baby born naturally or via c-section?
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
Reply #17 posted 06/14/18 6:44am

ChocolateBox3121

Prince has christened himself back into the universe...

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
Reply #18 posted 06/14/18 8:57am

pinkcashmere23

Wonderful! Congratulations to Josh and Hannah!

Reply #19 posted 06/14/18 11:40am

Krystalkisses

Uncle P is looking down and smiling from Heaven. God Bless their beautiful family. heart
Reply #20 posted 06/14/18 1:02pm

FullLipsDotNose

Lovejunky said:

RJP1205 said:

I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!

365 : 1 lol

Chance is 1/366 for a leap year, otherwise 1/365.

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
Reply #21 posted 06/14/18 2:02pm

rdhull

Genesia said:

That poor kid is going to get beaten up every day at school. disbelief

IKR...

.

[Edited 6/14/18 14:02pm]

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #22 posted 06/14/18 2:32pm

pricetag

Hideous. They doubled down on the royal motif. They couldn't even be bothered to give the poor kid a name.

Reply #23 posted 06/14/18 7:19pm

Asenath

let's see... compared to

Apple,

North West

Moon Unit

Ocean

Sage Moonblood

Poppy Honey,

Audio Science

Ode Mountain

I rather like Sovereign

Reply #24 posted 06/14/18 10:54pm

PennyPurple

Asenath said:

let's see... compared to

Apple,

North West

Moon Unit

Ocean

Sage Moonblood

Poppy Honey,

Audio Science

Ode Mountain

I rather like Sovereign

Dream, True, Chicago, Dweezil. biggrin

Reply #25 posted 06/15/18 3:41pm

pricetag

Asenath said:

let's see... compared to

Apple,

North West

Moon Unit

Ocean

Sage Moonblood

Poppy Honey,

Audio Science

Ode Mountain

I rather like Sovereign

I think they call this "damned with faint praise".

Reply #26 posted 06/15/18 8:06pm

206Michelle

Lovejunky said:

 



Latin said:


Lovejunky said:

The Weltons had a Baby Boy


June 7th 2018...


If its been posted somewhere I cant find it....


aside from that..


WOW..


 


 



Thanks for sharing Lovejunky.

Welcome Latin..


I just HAD to share..I mean


Imagine how thrilled the Weltons must feel given how close they were to P in the end


and how much LOVE they have for him...


Its almost like GOD gave them an Extra Hug   heart


yeahthat
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
Reply #27 posted 06/16/18 3:43pm

poppys

RJP1205 said:

I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!


They could have planned it if it was a cesarean birth, I have no idea. Either way, what a gorgeous family!

Reply #28 posted 06/16/18 4:41pm

ChocolateBox3121

Prince absolutely adored Joshua & Hannah. They were like the family he never had.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
Reply #29 posted 06/23/18 9:09pm

kmama07

poppys said:

 



RJP1205 said:


I couldn't love this more! What are the odds of their baby being born on June 7th! Love the name! Happiness all the way around!!!



They could have planned it if it was a cesarean birth, I have no idea. Either way, what a gorgeous family!


Totally.
Hate to be a cynic about being born on that date, but planned c-section births are fairly common, especially of a prior child was born that way. i wouldn't be surprised if they went this route and picked the date themselves in honor of Prince.
Reply #30 posted 06/23/18 9:23pm

Lovejunky

kmama07 said:

poppys said:


They could have planned it if it was a cesarean birth, I have no idea. Either way, what a gorgeous family!

Totally. Hate to be a cynic about being born on that date, but planned c-section births are fairly common, especially of a prior child was born that way. i wouldn't be surprised if they went this route and picked the date themselves in honor of Prince.

Joshua made a video on Fathers day and gave an account of what happened..

He woke up in the early hours of the 7th and Hannah was in advanced labour.

He remarked..

Ok...well looks like this baby is really going to come TODAY !!!!!!!

[Edited 6/23/18 21:31pm]

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
Reply #31 posted 06/24/18 4:33am

kmama07

Lovejunky said:

 



kmama07 said:


poppys said:

 



They could have planned it if it was a cesarean birth, I have no idea. Either way, what a gorgeous family!



Totally. Hate to be a cynic about being born on that date, but planned c-section births are fairly common, especially of a prior child was born that way. i wouldn't be surprised if they went this route and picked the date themselves in honor of Prince.

Joshua made a video on Fathers day and gave an account of what happened..


He woke up in the early hours of the 7th and Hannah was in advanced labour.


He remarked..


Ok...well looks like this baby is really going to come TODAY !!!!!

[Edited 6/23/18 21:31pm]


😀 Thank you
Reply #32 posted 06/24/18 7:29am

poppys


Well that is nice! He was naturally born on Prince's birthday. Why not just call him Prince instead of King Prince? That's a lot to live up to.

Reply #33 posted 06/24/18 8:02am

kmama07

poppys said:


Well that is nice! He was naturally born on Prince's birthday. Why not just call him Prince instead of King Prince? That's a lot to live up to.


No kidding!
Prince on its own is a lot to live up to! 😊
Reply #34 posted 06/24/18 11:03am

TrivialPursuit

That is a stupid fucking name.

Y'all remember Tyka named her kids Sir and President.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
Reply #35 posted 06/25/18 5:59am

poppys

TrivialPursuit said:

That is a stupid fucking name.

Y'all remember Tyka named her kids Sir and President.


Maybe it's something in the water...

Reply #36 posted 06/25/18 10:55am

anangellooksdown

Lovejunky said:

 



kmama07 said:


poppys said:

 



They could have planned it if it was a cesarean birth, I have no idea. Either way, what a gorgeous family!



Totally. Hate to be a cynic about being born on that date, but planned c-section births are fairly common, especially of a prior child was born that way. i wouldn't be surprised if they went this route and picked the date themselves in honor of Prince.

Joshua made a video on Fathers day and gave an account of what happened..


He woke up in the early hours of the 7th and Hannah was in advanced labour.


He remarked..


Ok...well looks like this baby is really going to come TODAY !!!!!

[Edited 6/23/18 21:31pm]



Maybe the conception was planned for around early June.
Maybe not!
Either way, thanks for telling us about the natural birth!
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
Reply #37 posted 06/25/18 10:58am

anangellooksdown

I couldn’t think of two parents Prince would rather be Re-incarnated to!
nod biggrin

However I have felt that P reached that place where he doesn’t have to come back again.
So if it’s him, biggrin
He’d just be here to enjoy this earth. smile
[Edited 6/25/18 11:34am]
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
Reply #38 posted 06/27/18 9:20pm

purplethunder3121

cool

"No them...there's only us."
Reply #39 posted 06/30/18 10:05pm

Latin

Joshua posted the following today:

"Reflecting... My wife was born on Prince’s father’s birthday. My son was born on Prince’s birthday. Connected forever, love you Bro. #Prince 💜"
Reply #40 posted 07/01/18 10:12am

TrivialPursuit

Latin said:

Joshua posted the following today: "Reflecting... My wife was born on Prince’s father’s birthday. My son was born on Prince’s birthday. Connected forever, love you Bro. #Prince 💜"


This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
Reply #41 posted 07/01/18 5:19pm

206Michelle

kmama07 said:

poppys said:


Well that is nice! He was naturally born on Prince's birthday. Why not just call him Prince instead of King Prince? That's a lot to live up to.

No kidding! Prince on its own is a lot to live up to! 😊

I'm not a fan of the name Sovereign, but I really love the middle name Prince.

As Judith Hill said to detectives in Carver County (see below), Prince thought the Weltons "were like his kids" and "he really loved them to peices". While I don't know the Weltons personally, I really like them. My impression is that they brought Prince joy and were, more or less, his family at the end of his life. This man had serious trust issues, but he loved and trusted Josh and Hannah. They lived in a house that he owned and he was looking forward to being "Uncle Prince" to their daughter. I follow both J and H on social media and I love their faith, their love, and their outlooks on life.

.

I think it's a good thing that Josh and Hannah did not use Prince for the child's first name. Considering that J and H knew Prince and were a part of Prince's inner circle at the end of his life, I feel that giving their son the first name Prince would have been unfairly saddling their son with this huge legacy of having the same first name as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. It's one thing for a Prince fan to name their child Prince; it's quite another for members of his inner circle to do so. Using Prince as a middle name allows them to honor Prince while allowing their son to have his own identity.

.......

Interview with Judith Glory Hill

pp. 48-49

Unk: The Welton's. Do you know who they are?

JH: They're very .. yeah.

Unk: Okay tell me a little bit about them um their connection.

JH: Oh they're um well Hannah was his drummer..

Unk: Okay.

JH: .. and Joshua is ah did a lot of production in, on the records and was also auxiliary keyboardist in the show so they had a big role, they were very close to Prince. Prince liked them a lot. They .. he thought they were like his kids.

Unk: Okay.

JH: Yeah.

Unk: And .. any .. ever discussion, disparaging discussions between the other staff about them or concerns about them or..

JH: No I think it was difficult when Hannah decided to have a baby and that's when 3rdeyegirl kind of fell apart ..

Unk: ( Okay.

JH: .. and I know he really wanted 3rdeyegirl to continue but she felt like it was a time for her to .. to move on and .. or not move on, they were still living in the house and he really loved them to pieces so ..

Unk: Uh-hum.

JH: .. they were still very much involved even though 3rdeyegirl had kind of disbanded ..

Unk: Uh-hum.

JH: .. um but they were still very much a part of his life.

Unk: So did the Welton's live in a house that Prince owned?

JH: Uh-hum.

Unk: Okay ..

JH: They live next to Kirk, yeah they both ..

Unk: Oh they, they live next to Kirk, okay.

JH: .. their two houses are like this.

.

Source: http://www.documentcloud....l#text/p48

.......

EBONY: You’ve never had a producer. What made you choose Joshua Welton for Hit N Run: Phase One?

Prince: His faith in God really struck a nerve. And you know how you can just feel that something’s gonna work and it feels right, it’s a good fit? I knew the band was going to work, I knew the relationship with him was gonna work. I check people out now to see how faith-based they are and how real they are about it. That goes a long way, I gotta tell you. Because I can trust them. I can give him the key and don’t have to worry.

Deleted Dec 2015 Ebony interview. (Discussion Part II) - http://prince.org/msg/7/420939?pr

.......

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
Reply #42 posted 07/01/18 8:01pm

ChocolateBox3121

206Michelle said:

kmama07 said:

poppys said: No kidding! Prince on its own is a lot to live up to! 😊

I'm not a fan of the name Sovereign, but I really love the middle name Prince.

As Judith Hill said to detectives in Carver County (see below), Prince thought the Weltons "were like his kids" and "he really loved them to peices". While I don't know the Weltons personally, I really like them. My impression is that they brought Prince joy and were, more or less, his family at the end of his life. This man had serious trust issues, but he loved and trusted Josh and Hannah. They lived in a house that he owned and he was looking forward to being "Uncle Prince" to their daughter. I follow both J and H on social media and I love their faith, their love, and their outlooks on life.

.

I think it's a good thing that Josh and Hannah did not use Prince for the child's first name. Considering that J and H knew Prince and were a part of Prince's inner circle at the end of his life, I feel that giving their son the first name Prince would have been unfairly saddling their son with this huge legacy of having the same first name as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. It's one thing for a Prince fan to name their child Prince; it's quite another for members of his inner circle to do so. Using Prince as a middle name allows them to honor Prince while allowing their son to have his own identity.

.......

Interview with Judith Glory Hill

pp. 48-49

Unk: The Welton's. Do you know who they are?

JH: They're very .. yeah.

Unk: Okay tell me a little bit about them um their connection.

JH: Oh they're um well Hannah was his drummer..

Unk: Okay.

JH: .. and Joshua is ah did a lot of production in, on the records and was also auxiliary keyboardist in the show so they had a big role, they were very close to Prince. Prince liked them a lot. They .. he thought they were like his kids.

Unk: Okay.

JH: Yeah.

Unk: And .. any .. ever discussion, disparaging discussions between the other staff about them or concerns about them or..

JH: No I think it was difficult when Hannah decided to have a baby and that's when 3rdeyegirl kind of fell apart ..

Unk: ( Okay.

JH: .. and I know he really wanted 3rdeyegirl to continue but she felt like it was a time for her to .. to move on and .. or not move on, they were still living in the house and he really loved them to pieces so ..

Unk: Uh-hum.

JH: .. they were still very much involved even though 3rdeyegirl had kind of disbanded ..

Unk: Uh-hum.

JH: .. um but they were still very much a part of his life.

Unk: So did the Welton's live in a house that Prince owned?

JH: Uh-hum.

Unk: Okay ..

JH: They live next to Kirk, yeah they both ..

Unk: Oh they, they live next to Kirk, okay.

JH: .. their two houses are like this.

.

Source: http://www.documentcloud....l#text/p48

.......

EBONY: You’ve never had a producer. What made you choose Joshua Welton for Hit N Run: Phase One?

Prince: His faith in God really struck a nerve. And you know how you can just feel that something’s gonna work and it feels right, it’s a good fit? I knew the band was going to work, I knew the relationship with him was gonna work. I check people out now to see how faith-based they are and how real they are about it. That goes a long way, I gotta tell you. Because I can trust them. I can give him the key and don’t have to worry.

Deleted Dec 2015 Ebony interview. (Discussion Part II) - http://prince.org/msg/7/420939?pr

.......

It was NEVER no doubt to me that Prince really loved and cared about Joshua. He had NEVER let ANYONE produce ANY of his own albums or get credit for doing it. It's sad that Prince's fans NEVER accepted Joshua.

I remember when I attended one of Prince's last public appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show. Joshua was right there on stage dancing & playing keyboards with him. Prince wouldn't have had it any other way.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
Reply #43 posted 07/01/18 8:53pm

206Michelle

ChocolateBox3121 said:

 



206Michelle said:


 



kmama07 said:


poppys said: No kidding! Prince on its own is a lot to live up to! 😊

I'm not a fan of the name Sovereign, but I really love the middle name Prince. 


 


As Judith Hill said to detectives in Carver County (see below), Prince thought the Weltons "were like his kids" and "he really loved them to peices". While I don't know the Weltons personally, I really like them. My impression is that they brought Prince joy and were, more or less, his family at the end of his life. This man had serious trust issues, but he loved and trusted Josh and Hannah. They lived in a house that he owned and he was looking forward to being "Uncle Prince" to their daughter. I follow both J and H on social media and I love their faith, their love, and their outlooks on life.  


.


I think it's a good thing that Josh and Hannah did not use Prince for the child's first name. Considering that J and H knew Prince and were a part of Prince's inner circle at the end of his life, I feel that giving their son the first name Prince would have been unfairly saddling their son with this huge legacy of having the same first name as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. It's one thing for a Prince fan to name their child Prince; it's quite another for members of his inner circle to do so. Using Prince as a middle name allows them to honor Prince while allowing their son to have his own identity.


.....


Interview with Judith Glory Hill


pp. 48-49


Unk: The Welton's. Do you know who they are?


JH: They're very .. yeah.


Unk: Okay tell me a little bit about them um their connection.


JH: Oh they're um well Hannah was his drummer..


Unk: Okay.


JH: .. and Joshua is ah did a lot of production in, on the records and was also auxiliary keyboardist in the show so they had a big role, they were very close to Prince. Prince liked them a lot. They .. he thought they were like his kids.


Unk: Okay.


JH: Yeah.


Unk: And .. any .. ever discussion, disparaging discussions between the other staff about them or concerns about them or..


JH: No I think it was difficult when Hannah decided to have a baby and that's when 3rdeyegirl kind of fell apart ..


Unk: ( Okay.


JH: .. and I know he really wanted 3rdeyegirl to continue but she felt like it was a time for her to .. to move on and .. or not move on, they were still living in the house and he really loved them to pieces so ..


Unk: Uh-hum.


JH: .. they were still very much involved even though 3rdeyegirl had kind of disbanded ..


Unk: Uh-hum.


JH: .. um but they were still very much a part of his life.


Unk: So did the Welton's live in a house that Prince owned?


JH: Uh-hum.


Unk: Okay ..


JH: They live next to Kirk, yeah they both ..


Unk: Oh they, they live next to Kirk, okay.


JH: .. their two houses are like this.


.


Source: http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4442869-Judith-Hill-statement.html#text/p48


.....


EBONY: You’ve never had a producer. What made you choose Joshua Welton for Hit N Run: Phase One?

Prince: His faith in God really struck a nerve. And you know how you can just feel that something’s gonna work and it feels right, it’s a good fit? I knew the band was going to work, I knew the relationship with him was gonna work. I check people out now to see how faith-based they are and how real they are about it. That goes a long way, I gotta tell you. Because I can trust them. I can give him the key and don’t have to worry.


Deleted Dec 2015 Ebony interview. (Discussion Part II) - http://prince.org/msg/7/420939?pr


.....



It was NEVER no doubt to me that Prince really loved and cared about Joshua. He had NEVER let ANYONE produce ANY of his own albums or get credit for doing it. It's sad that Prince's fans NEVER accepted Joshua.


 


I remember when I attended one of Prince's last public appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show. Joshua was right there on stage dancing & playing keyboards with him. Prince wouldn't have had it any other way.


I totally agree with you, ChocolateBox.
.
The production credit for HNR is significant, for sure. To me, what speaks the most volume is the credit that Joshua Welton (initials JW, coincidentally, given that Prince was a JW) received for remastering Purple Rain. PR is Prince’s best-known album, and, arguably, his magnum opus. P could have remastered PR himself, but he let Josh remaster PR. Josh was in his 20s when he remastered PR and he was not a well-known producer. I am convinced that Prince gave Joshua credit because he respected Josh as a musician and also thought of him like a son. I estimate that the production and remastering credits were a bequest of sorts in that these credits were Prince’s way of taking care of the Weltons in the long term. P did not make a will, but he took care of those whom he loved, like the Weltons.
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
Reply #44 posted 07/02/18 6:36pm

Vashtix

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince absolutely adored Joshua & Hannah. They were like the family he never had.

They are strong Christians too- they have a very powerful things to share about life

I like that about them. Glad to know because as we know one of his dearest friends was also a strong Christian and had strong convictions too. Says alot about what was dear to Prince. dove heart

Reply #45 posted 07/02/18 7:07pm

ChocolateBox3121

206Michelle said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

It was NEVER no doubt to me that Prince really loved and cared about Joshua. He had NEVER let ANYONE produce ANY of his own albums or get credit for doing it. It's sad that Prince's fans NEVER accepted Joshua.

I remember when I attended one of Prince's last public appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show. Joshua was right there on stage dancing & playing keyboards with him. Prince wouldn't have had it any other way.

I totally agree with you, ChocolateBox. . The production credit for HNR is significant, for sure. To me, what speaks the most volume is the credit that Joshua Welton (initials JW, coincidentally, given that Prince was a JW) received for remastering Purple Rain. PR is Prince’s best-known album, and, arguably, his magnum opus. P could have remastered PR himself, but he let Josh remaster PR. Josh was in his 20s when he remastered PR and he was not a well-known producer. I am convinced that Prince gave Joshua credit because he respected Josh as a musician and also thought of him like a son. I estimate that the production and remastering credits were a bequest of sorts in that these credits were Prince’s way of taking care of the Weltons in the long term. P did not make a will, but he took care of those whom he loved, like the Weltons.

yes

nod

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
Reply #46 posted 07/02/18 7:10pm

ChocolateBox3121

Vashtix said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince absolutely adored Joshua & Hannah. They were like the family he never had.

They are strong Christians too- they have a very powerful things to share about life

I like that about them. Glad to know because as we know one of his dearest friends was also a strong Christian and had strong convictions too. Says alot about what was dear to Prince. dove heart

yes

He loved Larry also at one point.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
Reply #47 posted 07/02/18 9:30pm

Vashtix

Latin said:

Joshua posted the following today: "Reflecting... My wife was born on Prince’s father’s birthday. My son was born on Prince’s birthday. Connected forever, love you Bro. #Prince 💜"

Awww. . .Love the Weltons- The Universe speaks

URL: http://prince.org/msg/5/455113

Date printed: Mon 22nd Oct 2018 1:20pm PDT