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Thread started 02/17/20 10:30am

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Black Album - are we agreed that it's his funkiest album?

I know many will say 1999 - BUT in terms of hardcore F.U.N.K. this is by far funkier than 1999 [which has several cross over / rock tracks etc]

Honourable mentions then to 1999 & Controversey BUT The Black Album, is by some way THE funkiest!

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Reply #1 posted 02/17/20 10:48am

rdhull

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"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #2 posted 02/17/20 10:54am

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lol

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Reply #3 posted 02/17/20 11:07am

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i agree that it's his "hardest-to-find" album.

...on vinyl.

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #4 posted 02/17/20 12:45pm

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Also, F.U.N.K. is not on the Black Album.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #5 posted 02/17/20 1:10pm

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We argree that the color of the album is a really DARK purple, like really really dark!..... Practically BLACK in color spit

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Reply #6 posted 02/17/20 1:38pm

TrevorAyer

my threads always get locked so i'll just put this here ... what do u think prince called the black album?

I mean obviously we never got an album by anything called "the artist formerly known as prince" even tho everyone else called him that .. I am not sure prince ever called it the "black album" .. I thought he wanted to call it "the funk bible" ... as far as I know he has never had the name of the album on any official art work ..

just a thought but .. is it really called "the black album"?

is it just unpronouncable so we call it the black album but that was not prince intent?

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Reply #7 posted 02/17/20 2:33pm

nayroo2002

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TrevorAyer said:

my threads always get locked so i'll just put this here ... what do u think prince called the black album?

I mean obviously we never got an album by anything called "the artist formerly known as prince" even tho everyone else called him that .. I am not sure prince ever called it the "black album" .. I thought he wanted to call it "the funk bible" ... as far as I know he has never had the name of the album on any official art work ..

just a thought but .. is it really called "the black album"?

is it just unpronouncable so we call it the black album but that was not prince intent?

kinda like prince

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #8 posted 02/17/20 2:36pm

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TrevorAyer said:

my threads always get locked so i'll just put this here ... what do u think prince called the black album?



I mean obviously we never got an album by anything called "the artist formerly known as prince" even tho everyone else called him that .. I am not sure prince ever called it the "black album" .. I thought he wanted to call it "the funk bible" ... as far as I know he has never had the name of the album on any official art work ..



just a thought but .. is it really called "the black album"?



is it just unpronouncable so we call it the black album but that was not prince intent?



In the Alphabet St video there is a ‘don’t buy The Black Album’ message
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Reply #9 posted 02/17/20 3:14pm

TrevorAyer

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TrevorAyer said:

my threads always get locked so i'll just put this here ... what do u think prince called the black album?

I mean obviously we never got an album by anything called "the artist formerly known as prince" even tho everyone else called him that .. I am not sure prince ever called it the "black album" .. I thought he wanted to call it "the funk bible" ... as far as I know he has never had the name of the album on any official art work ..

just a thought but .. is it really called "the black album"?

is it just unpronouncable so we call it the black album but that was not prince intent?

In the Alphabet St video there is a ‘don’t buy The Black Album’ message

well that IS something .. and there is that sticker that says "the legendary black album" .. but is it called THE BLACK ALBUM or is it just called the "black" album because it has no name? .. is led zep 4 called zoso? or 4? .. what about weezer? .. did prince ever reference it as the black album prior to its release? is was it all post referencial? .. prince went with "the artist" but that was after everyone was calling him the artist formerly etc ... i dont think prince originally wanted everyone calling him "the artist" or tafkap .. i want the estate to come up with the handwritten tracklist for the album now known as the black album .. they should post stuff like that on instagram to get people excited for the next pile of vault trax .. while i am at it .. the sott rehearsals are so great . should be included in the duper xtra d lux sign box

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Reply #10 posted 02/17/20 4:08pm

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You mispelled "Exodus"

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Reply #11 posted 02/17/20 5:55pm

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heymistermusic said:

We argree that the color of the album is a really DARK purple, like really really dark!..... Practically BLACK in color spit



“It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none — none more black.”



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHy6_vQueLI

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Reply #12 posted 02/17/20 8:37pm

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herb4 said:

You mispelled "Exodus"


THANK YOU! Exodus will always be his funkiest album, far and above anything else.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #13 posted 02/17/20 11:05pm

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:



herb4 said:


You mispelled "Exodus"




THANK YOU! Exodus will always be his funkiest album, far and above anything else.



Yes MF Yes!
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Reply #14 posted 02/17/20 11:49pm

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herb4 said:

You mispelled "Exodus"



That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the thread title.

IMO Exodus is the funkiest album but it doesn't stop there. I think some of the outtakes from that project are funkier still. That live version of Proud Mary is orgasm inducing.
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Reply #15 posted 02/18/20 12:01am

JorisE73

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Also, F.U.N.K. is not on the Black Album.


? Who said it was?
I think 1999 is his funkiest and after that Black Album and Exodus.

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Reply #16 posted 02/18/20 12:11am

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Thank you fen, I haven't seen that inna while... nice work! lol

fen said:

heymistermusic said:

We argree that the color of the album is a really DARK purple, like really really dark!..... Practically BLACK in color spit



“It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none — none more black.”



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHy6_vQueLI

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Reply #17 posted 02/18/20 2:48am

TheFman

Nah, it's The Family.

Or Parade.

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Reply #18 posted 02/18/20 3:35am

dodger

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herb4 said:

You mispelled "Exodus"

That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the thread title. IMO Exodus is the funkiest album but it doesn't stop there. I think some of the outtakes from that project are funkier still. That live version of Proud Mary is orgasm inducing.

Yes to the outtakes. It would have been even better if the likes of Mad, Funky Design, Acknowledge Me and Love...Thy Will Be Done had made the cut

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But that's a whole new thead..

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Reply #19 posted 02/18/20 7:34am

RJOrion

Love Symbol
Exodus
The Slaughterhouse
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Reply #20 posted 02/18/20 7:55am

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JorisE73 said:

Genesia said:

Also, F.U.N.K. is not on the Black Album.


? Who said it was?


Read the original post and adjust your sarcasm detector. Thanks.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #21 posted 02/18/20 8:03am

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I always wondered why he considered this album to be the definitive funk statement at the time, when the Camille album was wayyy funkier imo.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #22 posted 02/18/20 8:59am

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No.

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Reply #23 posted 02/18/20 4:31pm

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JorisE73 said:

Genesia said:

Also, F.U.N.K. is not on the Black Album.


? Who said it was?
I think 1999 is his funkiest and after that Black Album and Exodus.


I think Genesia simply mis-read the intent of that acronym in the OP.

Also, it's "P.F.U.N.K". if I remember right but pretty sure the OP was using caplital letters L.I.K.E. T.H.I.S instead of referring to the song.

Regardless, so much of Exodus is just mad raw so that album still wins. It's helped by that great band he had at the time, the anger and passion he seemed to be feeling, and using less studio elements to record the music.

I like TBA a lot and 1999 is my all time favorite album of all time but some of it is synthetic and a little "programed".

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Reply #24 posted 02/18/20 4:41pm

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Exodus
The Camille album (Unreleased in this format but easy to compile)

I would place The Black Album somewhere after these two. Goldnigga is also very funky instrumentally and well-produced.

Large parts of the Love Symbol album, Come, The Gold Experience, NewPower Soul, Crystal Ball, Slaughterhouse, MPLSound and HitnRun Phase 2 are also very strongly funk oriented.
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Reply #25 posted 02/18/20 11:55pm

JorisE73

Genesia said:

JorisE73 said:


? Who said it was?


Read the original post and adjust your sarcasm detector. Thanks.


There's no harm in admitting a mistake instead of arrogantly trying to plkay it off as if you didn't misread the original post.
There's zero sarcasm in your post, you just made a mistake and that is OK wink

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