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Thread started 02/19/18 11:01pm

blizzybiz

How I wish Prince was alive to contribute to Black Panther soundtrack

I listen to Prince spradically now as hearing certain songs only serve to remind me that, well, the mind that conceived can no longer provide the energy that Prince gave is. But after seeing Black Panther, and leaving feeling completely empowered after seeing blackness portrayed in such a positive light, I left the theater saddened that Prince was not here to contribute to a film that I'm sure he would have found worthy to do so.

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Reply #1 posted 02/19/18 11:44pm

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blizzybiz said:

I listen to Prince spradically now as hearing certain songs only serve to remind me that, well, the mind that conceived can no longer provide the energy that Prince gave is. But after seeing Black Panther, and leaving feeling completely empowered after seeing blackness portrayed in such a positive light, I left the theater saddened that Prince was not here to contribute to a film that I'm sure he would have found worthy to do so.


I’m not so sure Prince would have contributed...somebody telling he needed to be involved would have been enough to part company.
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Reply #2 posted 02/20/18 12:02am

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pricetag said:

blizzybiz said:

I listen to Prince spradically now as hearing certain songs only serve to remind me that, well, the mind that conceived can no longer provide the energy that Prince gave is. But after seeing Black Panther, and leaving feeling completely empowered after seeing blackness portrayed in such a positive light, I left the theater saddened that Prince was not here to contribute to a film that I'm sure he would have found worthy to do so.

I’m not so sure Prince would have contributed...somebody telling he needed to be involved would have been enough to part company.


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Reply #3 posted 02/20/18 1:55am

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He pioneered the rock star superhero movie soundtrack.

I don't think he would've revisited this.

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Reply #4 posted 02/20/18 3:58am

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There were hopes he'd appear in the final episode of Luke Cage also.
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Reply #5 posted 02/20/18 6:50am

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Prince didn't ever really do Disney stuff, if I recall correctly. The closest was that Muppets program that was 1 year after Disney bought ABC.

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Reply #6 posted 02/20/18 8:33am

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milesb said:

He pioneered the rock star superhero movie soundtrack.

I don't think he would've revisited this.


You've been reading online articles. biggrin

However, Prince contributed to plenty of soundtracks after that. No one would be asking him to write the whole album. But he's certainly given songs to soundtracks, so to say he wouldn't revisit that is untrue.

Krush Groove

Bright Lights, Big City

The Last Boy Scout

Blankman

Showgirls

Girl 6

Striptease

If These Walls Could Talk

Muppets Tonight

Scream 2

Bamboozled

Jay and Silent Bob

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Happy Feet


...are just a few he's either had songs in or directly contributed to. There are tons of other films and TV series. It's good money to lend a song to something and get paid a few thousand for it.

I do think he probably had something interesting he could have lent to the Black Panther soundtrack. There are still things coming out that are surprising us (like that Versace mix thing that came out after he died). Not sure if it would have been an instrumental in the background somewhere, or a straight-ahead rock song. It could have been interesting.

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Reply #7 posted 02/20/18 9:58am

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In all honesty it seems like something he would have loved to be a part of. Mad black women everywhere. That's like his favorite thing.

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Reply #8 posted 02/20/18 10:05am

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TrivialPursuit said:

milesb said:

He pioneered the rock star superhero movie soundtrack.

I don't think he would've revisited this.


You've been reading online articles. biggrin

However, Prince contributed to plenty of soundtracks after that. No one would be asking him to write the whole album. But he's certainly given songs to soundtracks, so to say he wouldn't revisit that is untrue.

Krush Groove

Bright Lights, Big City

The Last Boy Scout

Blankman

Showgirls

Girl 6

Striptease

If These Walls Could Talk

Muppets Tonight

Scream 2

Bamboozled

Jay and Silent Bob

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Happy Feet


...are just a few he's either had songs in or directly contributed to. There are tons of other films and TV series. It's good money to lend a song to something and get paid a few thousand for it.

I do think he probably had something interesting he could have lent to the Black Panther soundtrack. There are still things coming out that are surprising us (like that Versace mix thing that came out after he died). Not sure if it would have been an instrumental in the background somewhere, or a straight-ahead rock song. It could have been interesting.

No one is saying he wouldn't have...just, don't be so sure that he would have. Bottom Line: who the hell knows.

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Reply #9 posted 02/20/18 12:30pm

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No one is saying he wouldn't have...just, don't be so sure that he would have. Bottom Line: who the hell knows.


The other person said, "I don't think he would've revisited this.". I disagreed.

But I agree with you on all counts. I can only imagine Prince got asked 100x more to be on a soundtrack or offer a song than the ones he actually took part in. I mean, we didn't need Prince changing into Phil Collins or Steve Perry. LOL

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Reply #10 posted 02/20/18 1:01pm

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He was working with TV shows and movies in if it eventually didn’t work out, from The Simpson’s, to I’ll do Anything, Blackman, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, BET video show music...

I thought the same thing watching “Black Panther” last night.

Or he would have gone backwards and made a song related on his own after the fact and then shelved it. Like “Uh huh”.
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ufoclub said:

He was working with TV shows and movies in if it eventually didn’t work out, from The Simpson’s, to I’ll do Anything, Blackman, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, BET video show music... I thought the same thing watching “Black Panther” last night. Or he would have gone backwards and made a song related on his own after the fact and then shelved it. Like “Uh huh”.

Prince contributed to The great Gatsby? Or did I get this wrong?

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ufoclub said:

He was working with TV shows and movies in if it eventually didn’t work out, from The Simpson’s, to I’ll do Anything, Blackman, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, BET video show music... I thought the same thing watching “Black Panther” last night. Or he would have gone backwards and made a song related on his own after the fact and then shelved it. Like “Uh huh”.

Prince contributed to The great Gatsby? Or did I get this wrong?

I believe he did and then it was rejected.

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Reply #13 posted 02/20/18 2:32pm

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ufoclub said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

Prince contributed to The great Gatsby? Or did I get this wrong?

I believe he did and then it was rejected.

Are they dumb? lol

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Reply #14 posted 02/20/18 3:15pm

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As someone else said, we don't know if he would have, but, based on all the television and film projects to which he had contributed, it's not a stretch to say that he probably would have contributed something to Black Panther soundtrack, just given, again, his history as well as his sentiments about the need for African people to celebrate their blackness while addressing the specific socio-political issues facing African people. As such, again, I think it is very probable/likely that he would have submitted something to Black Panther soundtrack, even if it would have been something older that he reworked to fit the film's theme. Don't act like y'all have forgotten how he gave--forced--them to take "Happy Feet" when all the wanted was "Kiss." if he can give "Super Hero" to Blankman or "Rippopgodazippa" and "319" to that highly terrible Showgirls film, I'm sure he could have given something to Black Panther...if he so wanted.

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Reply #15 posted 02/20/18 3:30pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:



ufoclub said:




ThatWhiteDude said:



Prince contributed to The great Gatsby? Or did I get this wrong?




I believe he did and then it was rejected.



Are they dumb? lol


Not that dumb, I don’t think. I seem to remember that the song was Love Thy Will Be Done, but after Prince’s passing Bass Luhrmann claimed that there was an issue with the song’s rights, as it apparently includes a sample of a different song.
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Reply #17 posted 02/20/18 4:26pm

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1725topp said:

As someone else said, we don't know if he would have, but, based on all the television and film projects to which he had contributed, it's not a stretch to say that he probably would have contributed something to Black Panther soundtrack, just given, again, his history as well as his sentiments about the need for African people to celebrate their blackness while addressing the specific socio-political issues facing African people. As such, again, I think it is very probable/likely that he would have submitted something to Black Panther soundtrack, even if it would have been something older that he reworked to fit the film's theme. Don't act like y'all have forgotten how he gave--forced--them to take "Happy Feet" when all the wanted was "Kiss." if he can give "Super Hero" to Blankman or "Rippopgodazippa" and "319" to that highly terrible Showgirls film, I'm sure he could have given something to Black Panther...if he so wanted.

Remember, though, he played by his own rules, and didn't lean towards a collective anything (there are countless examples). So, while I'm sure he would have felt in touch with the whole the thing, his involvement certainly wasn't a given.

[Edited 2/20/18 16:27pm]

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Reply #19 posted 02/20/18 5:47pm

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blizzybiz said:

I listen to Prince spradically now as hearing certain songs only serve to remind me that, well, the mind that conceived can no longer provide the energy that Prince gave is. But after seeing Black Panther, and leaving feeling completely empowered after seeing blackness portrayed in such a positive light, I left the theater saddened that Prince was not here to contribute to a film that I'm sure he would have found worthy to do so.

Why Black Panther though?

I could see him contributing (maybe) to Blade Runner II

I've never really watched a movie and thought, 'Prince would/should hve contributed'

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masaba said:

In all honesty it seems like something he would have loved to be a part of. Mad black women everywhere. That's like his favorite thing.

really?

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/18 7:28pm

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I think it would have been interesting to see his response to all this. I doubt he would've been on board with this growing corporate woke movement.

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The fact that these rich morons think they're doing something good by buying out theaters for a generic Disney/Marvel movie instead of funding afterschool programs or busing kids to see live arts is shameful.

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Prince was about inspiring people and giving them the tools they needed to succeed. Not cynically exploiting his community for a corporation's bottom line.

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Reply #22 posted 02/20/18 7:55pm

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Prince didn't ever really do Disney stuff, if I recall correctly.

He loved animated movies. One of his favourites was Finding Nemo from Pixar, owned by Disney.

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Reply #23 posted 02/20/18 8:03pm

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I think it would have been interesting to see his response to all this. I doubt he would've been on board with this growing corporate woke movement.

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The fact that these rich morons think they're doing something good by buying out theaters for a generic Disney/Marvel movie instead of funding afterschool programs or busing kids to see live arts is shameful.

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Prince was about inspiring people and giving them the tools they needed to succeed. Not cynically exploiting his community for a corporation's bottom line.

There's an irony here, of course, given that Prince was rich and often bought out theaters for screenings of corporate movies. Life, alas, is always grey.

[Edited 2/20/18 20:04pm]

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Reply #24 posted 02/20/18 8:10pm

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1725topp said:

As someone else said, we don't know if he would have, but, based on all the television and film projects to which he had contributed, it's not a stretch to say that he probably would have contributed something to Black Panther soundtrack, just given, again, his history as well as his sentiments about the need for African people to celebrate their blackness while addressing the specific socio-political issues facing African people. As such, again, I think it is very probable/likely that he would have submitted something to Black Panther soundtrack, even if it would have been something older that he reworked to fit the film's theme. Don't act like y'all have forgotten how he gave--forced--them to take "Happy Feet" when all the wanted was "Kiss." if he can give "Super Hero" to Blankman or "Rippopgodazippa" and "319" to that highly terrible Showgirls film, I'm sure he could have given something to Black Panther...if he so wanted.

Remember, though, he played by his own rules, and didn't lean towards a collective anything (there are countless examples). So, while I'm sure he would have felt in touch with the whole the thing, his involvement certainly wasn't a given.

[Edited 2/20/18 16:27pm]

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I began my post by saying that none of us "know" what he would have done, but given the fact that he donated (dedicated) the song, "We March" to the Million Man March and had it delivered to the organizers personally along with a $50,000 donation to the march, that seems to show that Prince, as an individual, could also support and participate in "collective" causes. As such, there are countless examples of him donating to or working with a "collective" cause, whether it was Black Lives Matter, donating money so that Malcolm X could be completed, or, again, in support of the Million Man March. As such, while, again, no one knows for sure, I feel comfortable asserting that there is more a probability that he would have submitted music for Black Panther than he would not have simply based on the causes and organizations that he had supported in the past. But, for those who don't think that he would have, I don't have an issue with their opinion either.

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Reply #25 posted 02/20/18 8:15pm

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blizzybiz said:

I listen to Prince spradically now as hearing certain songs only serve to remind me that, well, the mind that conceived can no longer provide the energy that Prince gave is. But after seeing Black Panther, and leaving feeling completely empowered after seeing blackness portrayed in such a positive light, I left the theater saddened that Prince was not here to contribute to a film that I'm sure he would have found worthy to do so.

Why Black Panther though?

I could see him contributing (maybe) to Blade Runner II

I've never really watched a movie and thought, 'Prince would/should hve contributed'

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He dedicated "We March" to the Million Man March along with $50,000 so that along with his work with Black Lives Matter and in Baltimore at least shows a probability that he would have been interested in submitting music for Black Panther. Of course, as most of us have said, there is no real way to know for certain what Prince would or would not have done, but, based on his past efforts, it does not seem beyond the realm of possibility that he would have submitted music to Black Panther.

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Reply #26 posted 02/20/18 8:20pm

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Strive said:

I think it would have been interesting to see his response to all this. I doubt he would've been on board with this growing corporate woke movement.

.

The fact that these rich morons think they're doing something good by buying out theaters for a generic Disney/Marvel movie instead of funding afterschool programs or busing kids to see live arts is shameful.

.

Prince was about inspiring people and giving them the tools they needed to succeed. Not cynically exploiting his community for a corporation's bottom line.

*

Actually, folks like Octavia Spencer, who bought a theater here in Mississippi, are also doing some of the grassroots work that you assert. I don't think that it has to be one thing over another. While Spencer is buying out the theater, she is also donating her time and her money to afterschool programs. And, the same was true of Prince. Helping people doesn't have to be a "this" over "that" competition. Most people do what they can, when they can, as they understand what and when they can.

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1725topp said:



pricetag said:




1725topp said:


As someone else said, we don't know if he would have, but, based on all the television and film projects to which he had contributed, it's not a stretch to say that he probably would have contributed something to Black Panther soundtrack, just given, again, his history as well as his sentiments about the need for African people to celebrate their blackness while addressing the specific socio-political issues facing African people. As such, again, I think it is very probable/likely that he would have submitted something to Black Panther soundtrack, even if it would have been something older that he reworked to fit the film's theme. Don't act like y'all have forgotten how he gave--forced--them to take "Happy Feet" when all the wanted was "Kiss." if he can give "Super Hero" to Blankman or "Rippopgodazippa" and "319" to that highly terrible Showgirls film, I'm sure he could have given something to Black Panther...if he so wanted.



Remember, though, he played by his own rules, and didn't lean towards a collective anything (there are countless examples). So, while I'm sure he would have felt in touch with the whole the thing, his involvement certainly wasn't a given.


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I began my post by saying that none of us "know" what he would have done, but given the fact that he donated (dedicated) the song, "We March" to the Million Man March and had it delivered to the organizers personally along with a $50,000 donation to the march, that seems to show that Prince, as an individual, could also support and participate in "collective" causes. As such, there are countless examples of him donating to or working with a "collective" cause, whether it was Black Lives Matter, donating money so that Malcolm X could be completed, or, again, in support of the Million Man March. As such, while, again, no one knows for sure, I feel comfortable asserting that there is more a probability that he would have submitted music for Black Panther than he would not have simply based on the causes and organizations that he had supported in the past. But, for those who don't think that he would have, I don't have an issue with their opinion either.

You’re making my own point for me. Everything you mention above was Prince doing things on his own terms, a Prince contribution by itself; not mixed in with everything else. Also, your engaging in one huge nonsequitir. A commitment to The Million Man March is just not the same as a movie with a pleasing subject matter. It’s a more engaging political act than buying a $15 movie ticket. Don’t cheapen the cause, please.
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1725topp said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Why Black Panther though?

I could see him contributing (maybe) to Blade Runner II

I've never really watched a movie and thought, 'Prince would/should hve contributed'

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He dedicated "We March" to the Million Man March along with $50,000 so that along with his work with Black Lives Matter and in Baltimore at least shows a probability that he would have been interested in submitting music for Black Panther. Of course, as most of us have said, there is no real way to know for certain what Prince would or would not have done, but, based on his past efforts, it does not seem beyond the realm of possibility that he would have submitted music to Black Panther.

But he really hasn't contributed music (written) music for a movie since Graffiti Bridge. That I know of everything else was someone wanting to use a Prince song in their movie.

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I still don't understand why out of all the movies that have come and gone, why Black Panther would be. Wishing Prince was alive to contribute to the movie, like it was something he was doing in the last 20 yrs.
DC nor Marvel (as far as I know) never approached him to do music for any movies.

Personally I would prefer some popular African artists to contribute. I love soundtracks, and they are a good way to find new artists. I could make room for something by Meshell NDegeochello

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featuring Hugh Masekela: In the City ...anything by Hugh Masekela

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But none of those were actually 'new songs' or song created directly for that movie.
Many where songs already recorded on an album that year or 10 yrs prior, that the director wanted to use in a scene. Not to mention most of those were from the 80s-mid 90s.

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And Prince was even more tight about the use of Kiss in Happy Feet.

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TrivialPursuit said:

milesb said:

He pioneered the rock star superhero movie soundtrack.

I don't think he would've revisited this.


You've been reading online articles. biggrin

However, Prince contributed to plenty of soundtracks after that. No one would be asking him to write the whole album. But he's certainly given songs to soundtracks, so to say he wouldn't revisit that is untrue.

Krush Groove

Bright Lights, Big City

The Last Boy Scout

Blankman

Showgirls

Girl 6

Striptease

If These Walls Could Talk

Muppets Tonight

Scream 2

Bamboozled

Jay and Silent Bob

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Happy Feet


...are just a few he's either had songs in or directly contributed to. There are tons of other films and TV series. It's good money to lend a song to something and get paid a few thousand for it.

I do think he probably had something interesting he could have lent to the Black Panther soundtrack. There are still things coming out that are surprising us (like that Versace mix thing that came out after he died). Not sure if it would have been an instrumental in the background somewhere, or a straight-ahead rock song. It could have been interesting.

[Edited 2/21/18 6:19am]

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