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Thread started 06/14/10 4:08pm

Alamine

What are some Prince black pride songs?

Date and the year, and where they released while he was signed with WB.

Must be songs released on an album, not bootlegs or second thoughts

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Reply #1 posted 06/14/10 4:24pm

Fenwick

Alamine said:

Date and the year, and where they released while he was signed with WB.

Horny Toad - B Side circa 1980

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Reply #2 posted 06/14/10 4:32pm

rudedog

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We March - Gold Experience

"The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate," - Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Rudedog no no no!
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Reply #3 posted 06/14/10 4:40pm

PurpleDiamond2
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Avalanche-One Nite Alone 2001

The Moors in Spain- shrug

Africa Talks 2 You-1984

Dreamer-2009

he mentions "Africa divided" in Mountains

in All My Dreams, he said Africa was on his mind alot

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Reply #4 posted 06/14/10 4:54pm

errant

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Prince's black pride songs usually amount to just him pissing and moaning about his own personal bullshit with record companies and trying to elevate it into something deeper.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #5 posted 06/14/10 4:57pm

PurpleDiamond2
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Emancipation-1996

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Reply #6 posted 06/14/10 4:57pm

Alamine

PurpleDiamond2009 said:

Avalanche-One Nite Alone 2001

The Moors in Spain- shrug

Africa Talks 2 You-1984

Dreamer-2009

he mentions "Africa divided" in Mountains

in All My Dreams, he said Africa was on his mind alot

Songs on released albums, not outtakes or bootlegs.

Mountains = NO

In All My Dreams = NO

Africa Talks 2 You = No

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Reply #7 posted 06/14/10 5:07pm

ernestsewell

Alamine said:

PurpleDiamond2009 said:

Avalanche-One Nite Alone 2001

The Moors in Spain- shrug

Africa Talks 2 You-1984

Dreamer-2009

he mentions "Africa divided" in Mountains

in All My Dreams, he said Africa was on his mind alot

Songs on released albums, not outtakes or bootlegs.

Mountains = NO

In All My Dreams = NO

Africa Talks 2 You = No

Uh, "Mountains" was on Parade, darlin'.

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Reply #8 posted 06/14/10 5:18pm

neowa

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When Will We Be Paid.

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Reply #9 posted 06/14/10 5:46pm

Aristotle

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Not exactly about Black pride, but "Race" is a good one dealing with racial equality. biggrin

Check out "Family Name" from 'The Rainbow Children' as well.

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Reply #10 posted 06/14/10 5:53pm

ThreadBare

A lot of what P did, with regard to black pride stuff (and I have to say this low, before babynoz accuses me of defending the brotha lol ), was done subtly. It was the difference between explicitly proclaiming "I'm black and I'm proud" and his more slick references to race.

For example, on "DMSR," he pokes fun at white people (rather stereotypically) needing help to clap on the 4 beat. And on "The Bird," which I still see as a Prince vehicle, you see it again.

On "The Sacrifice of Victor," he references the slaying of Dr. King (a recurring reference, in light of "Dreamer").

Again, you won't find a "black" anthem on his records during his Warner days, but I still think it's a stretch to say that his records (and the Time's) presented him as anything but a black man who rocked as hard as he funked. shrug

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Reply #11 posted 06/14/10 5:59pm

Vumiko

Dear Mr. Man (2004)
Dance On (1988)
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Reply #12 posted 06/14/10 6:20pm

carlcranshaw

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Ice Cream Castles?

‎"The first time I saw the cover of Dirty Mind in the early 80s I thought, 'Is this some drag queen ripping on Freddie Prinze?'" - Some guy on The Gear Page
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Reply #13 posted 06/14/10 6:30pm

ThreadBare

carlcranshaw said:

Ice Cream Castles?

That's another one I was thinking of.

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Reply #14 posted 06/14/10 6:48pm

babynoz

ThreadBare said:

A lot of what P did, with regard to black pride stuff (and I have to say this low, before babynoz accuses me of defending the brotha lol ), was done subtly. It was the difference between explicitly proclaiming "I'm black and I'm proud" and his more slick references to race.

For example, on "DMSR," he pokes fun at white people (rather stereotypically) needing help to clap on the 4 beat. And on "The Bird," which I still see as a Prince vehicle, you see it again.

On "The Sacrifice of Victor," he references the slaying of Dr. King (a recurring reference, in light of "Dreamer").

Again, you won't find a "black" anthem on his records during his Warner days, but I still think it's a stretch to say that his records (and the Time's) presented him as anything but a black man who rocked as hard as he funked. shrug

Didn't I offer you witness protection? lol

Right now you could be enjoying a mojito and a bowl of menudo in an undisclosed location, but noooo...here you go again.

I will not be held responsible! hmph!

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #15 posted 06/14/10 7:59pm

peterv

"2045 Radical Man"

"Judas' Smile"

"Family Name"

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Reply #16 posted 06/14/10 11:37pm

whodknee

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Y'all are reaching. Mountains??? lol

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Reply #17 posted 06/14/10 11:48pm

millwall

i thought we were talking about public enemy. Terminator X aha Public Enemies the best.

If thats what floats your boat dude get yourself some pE albums. they did it best.

When prince sings about sex thats when his at his best. otherwise pretty boring.

Remeber Rainbow Children. Gave it 2 my cousin 4 his bday only cause i hate him. painfull album.

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Reply #18 posted 06/14/10 11:56pm

squirrelgrease

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Black MF In The House

2 Nigs United 4 West Compton

Donald Trump (Black Version)

Musicology

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #19 posted 06/15/10 1:19am

Pentacle

Bob George.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #20 posted 06/15/10 2:11am

KeithyT

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Not being funny or anything but all of 'em.
Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #21 posted 06/15/10 5:52am

ThreadBare

babynoz said:

ThreadBare said:

A lot of what P did, with regard to black pride stuff (and I have to say this low, before babynoz accuses me of defending the brotha lol ), was done subtly. It was the difference between explicitly proclaiming "I'm black and I'm proud" and his more slick references to race.

For example, on "DMSR," he pokes fun at white people (rather stereotypically) needing help to clap on the 4 beat. And on "The Bird," which I still see as a Prince vehicle, you see it again.

On "The Sacrifice of Victor," he references the slaying of Dr. King (a recurring reference, in light of "Dreamer").

Again, you won't find a "black" anthem on his records during his Warner days, but I still think it's a stretch to say that his records (and the Time's) presented him as anything but a black man who rocked as hard as he funked. shrug

Didn't I offer you witness protection? lol

Right now you could be enjoying a mojito and a bowl of menudo in an undisclosed location, but noooo...here you go again.

I will not be held responsible! hmph!

mad

lurking

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Reply #22 posted 06/16/10 5:06pm

myfavorite

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errant said:

Prince's black pride songs usually amount to just him pissing and moaning about his own personal bullshit with record companies and trying to elevate it into something deeper.

..lol sad, ....but true1:-)

THE B EST BE YOURSELF AS LONG AS YOUR SELF ISNT A DYCK[/r]

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Reply #23 posted 06/16/10 5:54pm

Alamine

Is that all?

Mountains = NO

Good calls on some others

but is that it

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Reply #24 posted 06/16/10 7:16pm

MikeyB71

Alamine said:

Is that all?

Mountains = NO

Good calls on some others

but is that it

Well show us your list then.

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Reply #25 posted 06/16/10 7:26pm

robinhood

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rudedog said:

We March - Gold Experience

fantastic track cool

this too shall pass
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Reply #26 posted 06/16/10 7:28pm

fms

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errant said:

Prince's black pride songs usually amount to just him pissing and moaning about his own personal bullshit with record companies and trying to elevate it into something deeper.

So true. That's really seems to be Prince's calling card: taking a personal issue and speaking about it in religious or political terms. The song "7" was about his and Mayte's relationship but it was presented in, not just biblical, but apocalyptic terminology. More examples: The Exodus has begun (again, using biblical images and terminology to speak of a personal issue), Undisputed, The Rainbow Children.

Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths...(Jeremiah 6:16) www.ancientfaithradio.com

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Reply #27 posted 06/16/10 9:09pm

azifwekare93

Paris 1798430 - Released by Tevin Campbell, 1993

Uncle Sam - Released by Tevin Campbell, 1993

Goldnigga?!!?

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Reply #28 posted 06/16/10 10:15pm

nursev

robinhood said:

rudedog said:

We March - Gold Experience

fantastic track cool

agreed wink

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Reply #29 posted 06/16/10 10:24pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

We March: The Gold Experience 1994

Family Name: Rainbow Children 2001

Uncle Sam : Tevin Campbell, 1993 Produced & written by Princey



"Black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics will
b able 2 join hands in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
"free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last!"

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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