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Thread started 03/07/11 6:32am

twistee

Why the down-time after 3121?

So I just noticed that Prince didn't really do much after 3121 came out. Musicology had this big tour, and you'd think Prince would have been capitalizing on all the attention he was getting. On the one hand he made some expensive videos, but on the other hand he only started the Las Vegas Rio thing 6 months later. What was he doing after 3121 came out?

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Reply #1 posted 03/07/11 7:27am

vitriol

He was locked in his room crying for making such a horrible album. Even worse than Musicology!

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Reply #2 posted 03/07/11 7:36am

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Wow, you have some catching up to do. lol Since 3121, he performed at some private events. Later, he released the Lotusflow3r album, then did some concerts in Europe. Following that, he put out a cd named "20Ten", which was released in Europe, but not the U.S. Then he did some more shows in Europe. He recently performed a series of shows in NYC/NJ in December 2010/January 2011, and did 4 shows in Oakland, CA last month.

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G. Giffords-a congresswoman was shot in the head by an 'armed' gunman-the police didn't kill her shooter. 'Unarmed' Michael Brown struggled w/a cop, runs away, surrenders and gets killed execution style by a cop. Justice for all? Go figure.
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Reply #3 posted 03/07/11 7:50am

Genesia

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twistee said:

So I just noticed that Prince didn't really do much after 3121 came out. Musicology had this big tour, and you'd think Prince would have been capitalizing on all the attention he was getting. On the one hand he made some expensive videos, but on the other hand he only started the Las Vegas Rio thing 6 months later. What was he doing after 3121 came out?

Getting a divorce.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #4 posted 03/07/11 7:58am

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Toured with Tamar.

There was also a LOT more that was supposed to happen, but it never did. A lot of business ventures with the 3121 branding on it. The perfume is the only thing that really came of it. But there was also supposed to be a tour, some nightclubs/cafes, a clothing line, etc.

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"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #5 posted 03/07/11 7:59am

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I don't know that I'd call the last 5 years "down time" - pretty much the "norm" as far as I can tell -

3121 (2006)

Ultimate (2006)

Planet Earth (2007)

Indigo Nights - Live Sessions (2007 - released in 2008 with a giant photo book)

Elixer (2009, released by Bria Valente)

Lotusflow3r (2009)

Mplsound (2009)

20Ten (2010)

+ a Super Bowl performance, Welcome 2 America concert series, an odd non-album single sent to radio every now and then (Hot Summer, Turn Me Loose), a multi-night run on the Tonight Show in 2008...

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Reply #6 posted 03/07/11 9:52am

RumAndRaisin

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one word...

divorce

such a hunk... so full of spunk... HEAD!
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Reply #7 posted 03/07/11 10:08am

NDRU

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still, immediately after his album went #1, he kind of disappeared. He did Vegas and London, but really not much to promote the album while it was still hot.

Right before, he did Fury on SNL and created quite a buzz, capitalizing on the Musicology momentum. Then the album bame out at #1, then nothing.

I suppose he did do a video to black sweat.

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Reply #8 posted 03/07/11 10:54am

Tremolina

Purple and Gold biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 03/07/11 10:55am

Tremolina

More serious:

check out Lotusflower

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Reply #10 posted 03/07/11 12:10pm

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errant said:

Toured with Tamar.

There was also a LOT more that was supposed to happen, but it never did. A lot of business ventures with the 3121 branding on it. The perfume is the only thing that really came of it. But there was also supposed to be a tour, some nightclubs/cafes, a clothing line, etc.

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That was before and right after 3121 was released. Not to mention her album kept getting pushed back.

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Reply #11 posted 03/07/11 12:22pm

NDRU

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at least the world got 3121 perfume!!

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Reply #12 posted 03/07/11 12:35pm

daPrettyman

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NDRU said:

at least the world got 3121 perfume!!

lol

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Reply #13 posted 03/07/11 12:39pm

Genesia

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Tremolina said:

Purple and Gold biggrin

That was over three years later. Nice try, though.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #14 posted 03/07/11 1:06pm

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errant said:

Toured with Tamar.

There was also a LOT more that was supposed to happen, but it never did. A lot of business ventures with the 3121 branding on it. The perfume is the only thing that really came of it. But there was also supposed to be a tour, some nightclubs/cafes, a clothing line, etc.

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I guess the movie "3121" falls under "etc." . lol

Seriously though, I think that movie project was by far the most anticipated thing off of 3121. The CD even hints at that by saying "3121: The music". But what happened to the movie? There were some vague hints that he had shot a movie in Panama but nothing really materialised from that.

Do you know why that project was canceled?

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Reply #15 posted 03/07/11 1:12pm

802

Shouldn't the question be: Why the down-time after Musicology? or Why the down-time after Planet Earth?

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Reply #16 posted 03/07/11 1:16pm

Genesia

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802 said:

Shouldn't the question be: Why the down-time after Musicology? or Why the down-time after Planet Earth?

There wasn't any downtime after Planet Earth. That's when he did his London gigs.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #17 posted 03/07/11 1:21pm

802

Genesia said:

802 said:

Shouldn't the question be: Why the down-time after Musicology? or Why the down-time after Planet Earth?

There wasn't any downtime after Planet Earth. That's when he did his London gigs.

I mean after he stopped promoting it.

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Reply #18 posted 03/07/11 1:22pm

Genesia

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802 said:

Genesia said:

There wasn't any downtime after Planet Earth. That's when he did his London gigs.

I mean after he stopped promoting it.

Got his hip replaced? shrug

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #19 posted 03/07/11 2:19pm

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NDRU said:

at least the world got 3121 perfume!!

AMEN!

"In the distance, 6 others will curse me. But thats alright, I will watch them fall."

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Reply #20 posted 03/07/11 2:24pm

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twistee said:

So I just noticed that Prince didn't really do much after 3121 came out. Musicology had this big tour, and you'd think Prince would have been capitalizing on all the attention he was getting. On the one hand he made some expensive videos, but on the other hand he only started the Las Vegas Rio thing 6 months later. What was he doing after 3121 came out?


You answered your own question. He was rehearsing.
It's a comprehension thang, you wouldn't understand.
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Reply #21 posted 03/07/11 2:34pm

Genesia

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CocoRock said:

twistee said:

So I just noticed that Prince didn't really do much after 3121 came out. Musicology had this big tour, and you'd think Prince would have been capitalizing on all the attention he was getting. On the one hand he made some expensive videos, but on the other hand he only started the Las Vegas Rio thing 6 months later. What was he doing after 3121 came out?

You answered your own question. He was rehearsing.

Exactly. Plus, he played two dates at the Empire in Vegas in May and was on GMA (and played Butter the same night) in June.

Not to mention how busy he was pulling the plug on the NPGMC. lol

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #22 posted 03/07/11 2:38pm

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802 said:



Genesia said:




802 said:


Shouldn't the question be: Why the down-time after Musicology? or Why the down-time after Planet Earth?




There wasn't any downtime after Planet Earth. That's when he did his London gigs.



I mean after he stopped promoting it.


No mystery. Prince said at a pre21 nights press conference that henwas taking a year off after the London gigs, to study the bible.

Dammit, this forum makes it really had to write a reply n my iPhone
I'm going to be a Belieber ffs.
Now where's my f**king tea?
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Reply #23 posted 03/07/11 5:11pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

802 said:

I mean after he stopped promoting it.

No mystery. Prince said at a pre21 nights press conference that henwas taking a year off after the London gigs, to study the bible. Dammit, this forum
makes it really had to write a reply n my iPhone

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Reply #24 posted 03/08/11 3:50am

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NDRU said:

at least the world got 3121 perfume!!

& a website for a while..............then puff..................gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply #25 posted 03/08/11 4:09am

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vitriol said:

He was locked in his room crying for making such a horrible album. Even worse than Musicology!

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vitriol...is there really nothing on lotusflower you enjoy ?....i thought there was some good stuff on the single disc in particular...

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Reply #26 posted 03/08/11 6:56am

twistee

OP here: I should have been more clear. Sure he (eventually) did Planet Earth, London, Lotus, perfume, etc. But no real promo for the album. Rehearsing for Rio? I don't really buy it - he doesn't need 6 months to prepare for that. Looks to me like he just abandoned 3121 after releasing it. I agree it's not a great album, but he sure could have capitalized more on the attention he was getting. Divorce etc sounds more like the real story.

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