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Thread started 01/07/12 3:19pm

jayARDAHB

Who Would You Want to Produce Prince

I`ve been a fan for a while now and am getting to the point where I`m pleased to hear a new Prince album but anticipate that while it`ll have a couple of good songs, it won`t have anything that really blows my mind or really emotes anything in me.

With that in mind, I really believe Prince as an artist would benefit from working with someone who could give him a hand with how he writes, composes, arranges, and produces his songs.

Anyhow, who do you think would be a good match for Prince?

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Reply #1 posted 01/07/12 3:30pm

Revolutionary

Tore Johansson

The Dream

?uestlove

Erykah Badu & her peeps

Any of those 4 would deliver the goods.

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Reply #2 posted 01/07/12 3:35pm

rdhull

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Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, or 2uestlove

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #3 posted 01/07/12 4:08pm

WinterIsComing

Other than myself ha ha, I think rick rubin would be good. He dosent really have a sound, he just sort of helps artist realize what was great about what they did that made them great. I also think a collaboration between prince and jam and lewis might not be a bad match.

Most things that I worry about, never happen anyway
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Reply #4 posted 01/07/12 4:21pm

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Rick Rubin would be pretty dope...
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #5 posted 01/07/12 4:28pm

GustavoRibas

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rdhull said:

Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, or 2uestlove

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Gustavo Ribas
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Reply #6 posted 01/07/12 5:17pm

ARock

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rdhull said:

Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, or 2uestlove

yep that pretty much it....

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Reply #7 posted 01/07/12 5:45pm

motherfunka

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis lol

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #8 posted 01/07/12 5:53pm

Pomade

Q-tip
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Reply #9 posted 01/07/12 5:55pm

TheDigitalGard
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Beck.

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Reply #10 posted 01/07/12 6:12pm

errant

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I'm not sure I actually want someone else to produce his music.

I do, however, think he needs to connect with another strong collaborator. He hasn't really worked closely at all who had creative input in a long time. In the past we had Wendy & Lisa and Levi. And people like Morris Day and Sheila E along the way. Ricky P. polished up a lot of the 94/95 stuff. Kirky J... well, nevermind, that's the exception that proves the rule.

But he hasn't had anyone with that kind of hand in the creative process for a long time. Someone to bounce off of, to outdo, to take the dreck to the next level with another idea. But that's what he gets, I guess, for surrounding himself with session players and yes-men who work cheap.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #11 posted 01/07/12 6:33pm

V10LETBLUES

Rick Rubin, but I hear he is pretty choosy and expensive.

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Reply #12 posted 01/07/12 6:36pm

smoothcriminal
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The Roots/Soulquarians.

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Reply #13 posted 01/07/12 6:36pm

uuhson

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justin beiber

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #14 posted 01/07/12 6:47pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Beck.

OK...now you're talking

Beck or Bowie

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #15 posted 01/07/12 7:58pm

NeonCraxx

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Prince
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Reply #16 posted 01/07/12 8:15pm

jayARDAHB

Rick Rubin certainly sounds like a good choice...

What do you guys and gals think of Daniel Lanois?

I can`t imagine Questlove knowing what to do with Prince - truth be told, I don`t think Questlove has produced a record that anyone really wants to hear.

I like the idea of Trent Reznor as well...

Wendy and Lisa, mainly Wendy, also sounds like a good place for Prince to go to...

The music needs a kick in the pants!

J

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Reply #17 posted 01/07/12 8:59pm

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jayARDAHB said:

I can`t imagine Questlove knowing what to do with Prince - truth be told, I don`t think Questlove has produced a record that anyone really wants to hear.

eek

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Reply #18 posted 01/07/12 9:24pm

Whitnail

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i have always indulged in this...forget it, Prince is PRINCE...

If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

"True to his status as the last enigma in music, Prince crashed into London this week in a ball of confusion" The Times 2014
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Reply #19 posted 01/08/12 1:26am

sfinky1

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Brain Eno, flood, Trent

That'd be a wet dream
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Reply #20 posted 01/08/12 1:58am

squirrelgrease

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He doesn't need a producer. He just needs some suits to tell him "Uh... no."

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #21 posted 01/08/12 2:16am

Thibaut

Dr. Dre

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Reply #22 posted 01/08/12 3:35am

mikeyaddict

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Either a time machine and get a young Prince to do it, or hypnotise/regress him to a younger age and then get hom to produce? Look in to my eyes, look into my eyes, don't look around the eyes...

Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #23 posted 01/08/12 3:42am

BoySimon

I would quite like Joshua Homme to get a hold of a Prince chune... or Bowie's old producer... is it Tony Visconti...?

I know it's the name we should not mention, but SUSAN ROGERS! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH even though, according to Barney Hoskyns, she doesn't know anything about Prince's music... according to Prince...

I would love to hear the noise that Prince and Terence Trent D'Arby made in the studio. That would be fun.

How about Prince Paul... that would be a fun collabortion too... if he could get a hold of a bunch of Princely 'rap' tracks or simple Prince tunes, I think he could have some fun adding some daisy to them... remember the dais in Prince's hat during The Beautiful Experience? smile

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Reply #24 posted 01/08/12 4:00am

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mikeyaddict said:

Either a time machine and get a young Prince to do it, or hypnotise/regress him to a younger age and then get hom to produce? Look in to my eyes, look into my eyes, don't look around the eyes...



"Aaaaaand... You're back in the room"
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Reply #25 posted 01/08/12 4:01am

andymacfunky

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Rick Rubin. Prince recent albums are good, but too over polished for my taste - I think Rick could bring out the raw Prince. Still Prince is good enough to do what he wants.

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Reply #26 posted 01/08/12 4:13am

BoySimon

Or Femi Jiya, again. He makes Prince nice noise.

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Reply #27 posted 01/08/12 4:24am

treehouse

Anyone who can get him to make a minimalist style rock record with the Revolution, or better yet, with The Rebels. He should do it while he's still got it in him to do it.

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Reply #28 posted 01/08/12 4:56am

cbarnes3121

fantasia

melania fiona

ledisi

the time

a real tamar album

trey songz

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Reply #29 posted 01/08/12 5:15am

databank

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No one really, but if I have 2 chose I'd say Bill Laswell. prince doesn't need a conventional R&B or a pop/rock producer: he can do whatever they can do. What would be interesting is someone who, like Laswell, could take him to real new musical territories.

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