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Thread started 01/10/17 4:54pm

2freaky4church
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The best thing about him: Unity.

We are all batshit crazy but the reason Prince was the greatest:

He taught blacks how to like rock

He taught whites how to like soul and funk and R&B

He taught the world how to mix both for fun and art going insane.

You either get it or you do not.

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Reply #1 posted 01/10/17 4:58pm

FlyOnTheWall

2freaky4church1 said:

We are all batshit crazy but the reason Prince was the greatest:

He taught blacks how to like rock

He taught whites how to like soul and funk and R&B

He taught the world how to mix both for fun and art going insane.

You either get it or you do not.

yeahthat

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Reply #2 posted 01/10/17 4:58pm

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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #3 posted 01/10/17 7:44pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

We are all batshit crazy but the reason Prince was the greatest:

He taught blacks how to like rock

He taught whites how to like soul and funk and R&B

He taught the world how to mix both for fun and art going insane.

You either get it or you do not.

I get it...

wildsign

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #4 posted 01/10/17 9:04pm

1725topp

2freaky4church1 said:

We are all batshit crazy but the reason Prince was the greatest:

He taught blacks how to like rock

He taught whites how to like soul and funk and R&B

He taught the world how to mix both for fun and art going insane.

You either get it or you do not.

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I get your point, but I, like many African Americans, was a rock fan before I was a Prince fan. I was a Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, etc fan before I was a Prince fan, as were many other African Americans. I think another way of stating it is that Prince seemed to present a new way to amalgamate sounds that is built on the past while creating something new simultaneously. If nothing else, he re-amalgamated sound after rock had been coopted by white radio stations to re-segregate playlists after the “Death of Disco” movement that redrew the lines separating black and white listeners. Yet, be that as it may, again, many African Americans dug rock long before Prince. He was able to reintroduce Little Richard to Marvin Gaye and Smoky Robinson while adding dashes of P-Funk.

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Reply #5 posted 01/11/17 7:13am

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I used to hate R&B as a kid.

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