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Thread started 03/11/12 8:31pm

Paris9748430

Toure' writing a book on Prince's Music.

Earlier today, Music Journalist and Author Toure' announced on Twitter that he was writing a book on Prince's music.

@Toure Wife read what I wrote in my Prince book about the song "Sister." Now she wants a lawyer to make sure I can write what I wrote. #scandalous ?

Thoughts? I know there's been many books written on Prince, I'm not sure what Toure' can write about Prince that someone like Per Nilsson hadn't already.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #1 posted 03/12/12 4:08am

Harlepolis

It might be in the same vien as Dave Hill's "Pop Life" given Toure's habbit of writing essays. We'll see.

TBH, I could take or leave him.

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Reply #2 posted 03/12/12 2:09pm

mightycow

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I'm always up for a new book! I'm not familiar with Touré, though. I've just read up on him ; we'll see what he brings to the table.

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Reply #3 posted 03/12/12 3:43pm

mikeyaddict

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I initially thought the thread referred to Kolo or Yaya Toure...that would've been jokes! Old Skool Vincent Kompany! Crystal Ball-otelli...ok, stop now.

Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #4 posted 03/13/12 9:46am

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Toure is scheduled to be at Harvard University March 20, 21 & 22 speaking about the relationship between Prince & Gen X. It is NOT a biography but a deconstruction.


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Reply #5 posted 03/13/12 9:53am

Red

ahhhh and Kenneth Muir is also writing a new book, based on the behind the scenes struggle and making of Purple Rain. I'll bet this book is decent, considering Muir's past writings ie. Spinal Tap, etc.

http://www.antimusic.com/...cert.shtml

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Reply #6 posted 03/13/12 12:54pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

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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Reply #7 posted 03/13/12 11:57pm

tbag

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I always thought he seemed a bit smug when I've scene him on TV. But I don't know him personally so what do I know??
~And even when I'm right, I'll be wrong...it's Automatic too.
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Reply #8 posted 03/14/12 1:54am

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mikeyaddict said:

I initially thought the thread referred to Kolo or Yaya Toure...that would've been jokes! Old Skool Vincent Kompany! Crystal Ball-otelli...ok, stop now.



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If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #9 posted 03/14/12 2:13pm

p4life

He's also friends with Manuela so expect her to put her two cents in that means ''gossip''
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Reply #10 posted 03/14/12 2:41pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

p4life said:

He's also friends with Manuela so expect her to put her two cents in that means ''gossip''

In Prince's divorce settlement with Mani. Its a gag order. She is not allowed to speak one work about Princey....

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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Reply #11 posted 03/14/12 3:35pm

Harlepolis

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

He's also full o' shit from the way he comes across in interviews, so expect that element to pop out every now & then.

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Reply #12 posted 03/14/12 3:38pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Harlepolis said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

He's also full o' shit from the way he comes across in interviews, so expect that element to pop out every now & then.

eye like those type of people that tell it like it is no sugar coating....

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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Reply #13 posted 03/14/12 4:04pm

Paris9748430

Harlepolis said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

He's also full o' shit from the way he comes across in interviews, so expect that element to pop out every now & then.

BTW, it's not a Biography on Prince. It's about his music specifically

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #14 posted 03/14/12 4:07pm

nursev

Toure' needs to sit down somewhere-hate his opinions about any damn thing lol

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Reply #15 posted 03/14/12 4:31pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

rolleyes

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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Reply #16 posted 03/14/12 4:33pm

nursev

^ neutral

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Reply #17 posted 03/14/12 5:14pm

alexnvrmnd777

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

So because he played basketball with Prince, he knows him very well? Riiiiiight. disbelief

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Reply #18 posted 03/14/12 6:02pm

Harlepolis

Paris9748430 said:

Harlepolis said:

He's also full o' shit from the way he comes across in interviews, so expect that element to pop out every now & then.

BTW, it's not a Biography on Prince. It's about his music specifically

Yeah, I'm guessing it will be an essay book based on his previous work.

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Reply #19 posted 03/14/12 6:04pm

Harlepolis

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Harlepolis said:

He's also full o' shit from the way he comes across in interviews, so expect that element to pop out every now & then.

eye like those type of people that tell it like it is no sugar coating....

Thank you. I try.

[Edited 3/14/12 18:42pm]

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Reply #20 posted 03/14/12 6:05pm

Paris9748430

Harlepolis said:

Paris9748430 said:

BTW, it's not a Biography on Prince. It's about his music specifically

Yeah, I'm guessing it will be an essay book based on his previous work.

It's based on his lectures at Harvard.

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Reply #21 posted 03/14/12 6:17pm

Harlepolis

Paris9748430 said:

Harlepolis said:

Yeah, I'm guessing it will be an essay book based on his previous work.

It's based on his lectures at Harvard.

Nah, I meant "my guess" about it being an essay is based on his previous work. I'm only speculating, mind you.

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Reply #22 posted 03/14/12 7:27pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Harlepolis said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

eye like those type of people that tell it like it is no sugar coating....

Thank you. I try.

[Edited 3/14/12 18:42pm]

Sorry eye was refering 2 "Toure' not U

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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Reply #23 posted 03/14/12 7:46pm

Harlepolis

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Harlepolis said:

Thank you. I try.

[Edited 3/14/12 18:42pm]

Sorry eye was refering 2 "Toure' not U

Oh word? lol Cool.

[Edited 3/14/12 19:46pm]

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Reply #24 posted 03/15/12 11:33am

NuPwrSoul

From what I gather based on his tweets and other past comments about his project, his take is more cultural criticism, especially looking at the religious/spiritual dimensions of Prince and his relationship to his audience ("Gen X").

Here's the info on the lectures:

http://dubois.fas.harvard...ries-toure

[Edited 3/15/12 11:33am]

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #25 posted 03/15/12 12:49pm

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alexnvrmnd777 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Toure played basketball with Prince. So he does know him very well....I can trust a book by him. I've chatted with him a couple times he is very knowledgeable & articulate....

So because he played basketball with Prince, he knows him very well? Riiiiiight. disbelief

yo u wanna shoot hoops later? i'm gonna be ballin with dougie fresh later

man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #26 posted 03/15/12 1:15pm

1725topp

While I have never though much of Toure, it would be productive if some knowledgeable Prince fans attended these lectures to ask questions and provide insight so that he does not get it wrong. Of course, he'll write the book that he wants to right, but it could impact his work, even slightly, if he knew that knowledgeable Prince fans will be reading his book and commenting on it. If I were in the area, I would certainly go and sit right up front with my bad self.

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Reply #27 posted 03/15/12 1:30pm

RicoN

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Do me Bebe

Gotta stop Messi about

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Reply #28 posted 03/15/12 9:15pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

L4OATheOriginal said:

alexnvrmnd777 said:

So because he played basketball with Prince, he knows him very well? Riiiiiight. disbelief

yo u wanna shoot hoops later? i'm gonna be ballin with dougie fresh later

rolleyes

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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Reply #29 posted 03/15/12 10:03pm

L4OATheOrigina
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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

L4OATheOriginal said:

yo u wanna shoot hoops later? i'm gonna be ballin with dougie fresh later

rolleyes

roll dem eyes all u want 2 but the fact remains ur comment about playing basketball with someone does NOT equate 2 someone 'KNOWING" anyone. hell prince has walked behind me and spoke 2 me asking 2 be excused, does that mean i know him? or does the fact that i have been up on stage at a sheila e. concert and did a free style, does that mean that i know her?

u act like prince is god sometimes

man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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