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Thread started 04/26/16 6:17am

toshi

Why Prince loved Josh so much?

No hatin'..I have no problem with Josh and he seems like a good guy. But I'm curious when did Prince and Josh become so close (I don't think Prince and Hannah were even that tight)? Prince let him co-produced his recent albums, he mentioned Josh in interviews, and if you saw some of the recent Paisley Park performances, you'd hear Prince mention "Josh, he's my brother man, right there."

Again, just curious.

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Reply #1 posted 04/26/16 6:22am

jhon00

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Love at first sight LOL
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Reply #2 posted 04/26/16 6:25am

toshi

jhon00 said:

Love at first sight LOL

Naw man it's like you're my brother from another mother love.

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Reply #3 posted 04/26/16 6:27am

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Why does anyone love someone so much? They just do. There are no reasons sometimes that you can articulate with any clarity.

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Reply #4 posted 04/26/16 6:51am

thx185

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I used to wonder this too around the time of AOA and PE. But seeing more footage of Prince & 3EG together, along with the tweet from Josh's wife, have taught me that Prince was a very loving person & mentor to these young protoges. I celebrate that positive bond they had. I think Prince was making amends for the way he behaved towards bandmates / friends earlier in life.

"..free to change your mind"
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Reply #5 posted 04/26/16 7:28am

lwr001

He saw a lot of himself in Josh at that age ..Josh spoke of Prince saying , i can t break you guys apart and the respect he always showed Hannah,,,it was genuine and sincere

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Reply #6 posted 04/26/16 7:32am

toshi

thx185 said:

I used to wonder this too around the time of AOA and PE. But seeing more footage of Prince & 3EG together, along with the tweet from Josh's wife, have taught me that Prince was a very loving person & mentor to these young protoges. I celebrate that positive bond they had. I think Prince was making amends for the way he behaved towards bandmates / friends earlier in life.

Well said.

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Reply #7 posted 04/26/16 7:48am

GoldStandard

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I read an interview a while back that said they only spoke a few times until they bonded over an in-depth discussion about their religion.

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Reply #8 posted 04/26/16 7:52am

jasopig

I believe they had a deep spiritual connection. More than anybody on this board, I'm sure Prince considered him a true friend. I'm thankful for that, and their professional relationship. HNR Phase 1 will always be one of my favorite albums. Can't think of any album that got so unfairly sh*t on by (ahem) "fans".

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Reply #9 posted 04/26/16 8:13am

lwr001

jasopig said:

I believe they had a deep spiritual connection. More than anybody on this board, I'm sure Prince considered him a true friend. I'm thankful for that, and their professional relationship. HNR Phase 1 will always be one of my favorite albums. Can't think of any album that got so unfairly sh*t on by (ahem) "fans".

agree , for hardrocklover

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Reply #10 posted 04/26/16 9:20am

dolphinkiing23

he probably wanted to mentor him and saw some potential in his talent..

[Edited 4/26/16 9:25am]

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Reply #11 posted 04/26/16 10:34am

dJJ

Prince understood what it is like to love a great female drummer.



He could relate to Josh in that way. cool

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Reply #12 posted 04/26/16 10:36am

StevenAnthony

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The note that Hannah posted the other day made it clear that the three of them were very, very close. It sounds like a lovely relationship that they all shared as friends, and I'm betting Prince probably saw some of himself in Josh.

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Reply #13 posted 04/26/16 10:53am

DiscoBallz

Young, light-skinned, musical, religious, and got a bangin white girl?

Yes, I can see why Prince liked Josh. Prince WAS Josh.

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Reply #14 posted 05/03/16 11:21pm

EnDoRpHn

Has anyone posted this? From his FB:

"The laughter that brought us to tears, the deep conversations that we had, the times we stayed up for hours on end. The studio sessions, the car rides, stage time and beautiful times unspeakable. I miss my brother, friend, and mentor. You've taught me so many things and from the beginning respected my wife, and for that, I am truly thankful. You were so giving, hilarious, loving, powerful, smart, and just a true gift from God. The love you had for God not only inspired me but the rest of the world. Many may regard this as the end, but I believe this is just the beginning of your eternal purpose in the Father's arms. Although you're not here physically, I rest assured that your legacy will live on through us. I wish you here to see how the world is shining their love to you, but I know you felt our love here, and you are surely feeling love that passes knowledge now. Thank you Prince for all that you are. I look forward to seeing you again in eternity... I love you. *****

To all the people who have reached out privately and publicly, thank you. I love you all back, and thanks for the prayers. ‪#‎PurpleArmy‬- let's continue to march and shine love on his legacy. God bless you all"

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