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Thread started 01/28/12 10:51am

MickyDolenz

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Najee Speaks About Prince

DMJ: In the early 2000’s you toured with another one of our favourites here at the site: Prince. Everybody loves Prince. I was going to ask you how that gig came about, but actually, I’m more curious to know, again, as I asked you with the Chaka situation, what did you learn from Prince?

N: Oh, man… where do I start with him? He was a lot bottled up in one person, I tell you. He has to be, probably, for me, the best of the best in terms of not only as an artist but as a businessman in the industry—one of the most brilliant minds I ever met, just the way he’s able to market himself directly to his audience. I would watch how we would show up in a town, and within a few hours he could sell out an arena—twenty thousand seats, easy—ten to twenty thousand seats.

And I spent a lot of time talking with him, so I learned a lot about the business, particularly how the business works. And he was very instrumental, actually, in helping me get out of an abusive deal I was in at the time.

During the time I was touring with him I hadn’t recorded for five years. So I toured with him for three years, then for five years I didn’t put out any albums. But he was a great help in helping me resolve a lot of this stuff.

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #1 posted 01/28/12 11:08am

Aristotle

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Thanks for sharing cool

[Edited 1/28/12 11:08am]

© prince
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Reply #2 posted 01/28/12 12:02pm

2020

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cool - thanks for the post

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 #3 posted 01/28/12 12:26pm

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #4 posted 01/28/12 4:07pm

dnaplaya

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Najee has a new album out:

[img:$uid]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ipe-j-zWROU/TyBjuFwcxUI/AAAAAAAAWw8/yq5pZsxYJ4A/s320/The+Smooth+Side+of+Soul.jpg[/img:$uid]

Don't mind the song / video, check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...eG0JfgvC0M

Xperience the Peach & Black Podcast: http://peachandblack.podbean.com/
Become a fan: http://www.facebook.com/p...ackpodcast
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Reply #5 posted 01/29/12 5:02am

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It's sad that people will probably realize how great of a person he really is after he is gone. He has helped a lot of people and I think that is what he is doing what Andy (mentoring her). It's refreshing to read/hear positive things about him in the press. Not just all the negative things that comes along with being a boss.

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Reply #6 posted 01/29/12 1:17pm

MickyDolenz

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Aristotle said:

Thanks for sharing cool

2020 said:

cool - thanks for the post

You're welcome. biggrin

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 01/29/12 1:48pm

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Reply #8 posted 01/29/12 5:54pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

PurpleRayven said:

It's sad that people will probably realize how great of a person he really is after he is gone. He has helped a lot of people and I think that is what he is doing what Andy (mentoring her). It's refreshing to read/hear positive things about him in the press. Not just all the negative things that comes along with being a boss.

Exactly!!! No one can stay revelant in the rough music business for this long and not be a good person & still be able to sell records and sell out shows. Plus still help a lot of people along the way..

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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