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Reply #30 posted 04/27/21 3:59pm

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looks like an excellent documentary on the influence of the tight-knit "black" community in North Minneapolis and how it helped to shape not only Prince's career, but the careers of Sonny Thompson, snd Andre Cymone also...i can see how and why the racist non black people, and people who are not from North Minneapolis would have some type of problem with it, or disdain for it, as it doesnt fit their narrative of what they wanted Prince to be.

You hit the nail on the head. Unless Wendy and Lisa make a cameo it won't be worthwhile to a certain "type of fan".

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Reply #31 posted 04/28/21 4:13am

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I really want to say Chaka's cancelled to me after the VLAD interview with Luenell about Prince having herpes. She'd probably know and hope she gets snubbed again at this years RRHOF.

#Team Tina Turner.

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Yeah, that was a wacky comment by Chaka. As for the RRHOF, it’s not looking good for Chaka, at least as far as the fan vote. Tina looks like a shoo-in.

Chaka had good things to say about him early on in the interview and in the documentary. I don't know why she went left like that. I was a fan and her vocals are undisputed, but everytime I listen to that tacky part, she's cancelled to me. He considered her one of his musical sheros. That's the part that gets to me.

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Reply #32 posted 04/28/21 6:22am

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Great documentary about Prince's early beginnings as a young black kid in North MPLS. Sonny T. doesn't get the credit or flowers he deserves at all. He was a big influence on a lot of cats in MPLS. Didn't need music. I still enjoyed it nonetheless. Folks act like he just dropped out of the purple sky and landed in First Avenue. Before Controversy, he wouldn't have even been able to play or walk into First Avenue lol smh

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Reply #33 posted 04/28/21 6:23am

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RJOrion said:

looks like an excellent documentary on the influence of the tight-knit "black" community in North Minneapolis and how it helped to shape not only Prince's career, but the careers of Sonny Thompson, snd Andre Cymone also...i can see how and why the racist non black people, and people who are not from North Minneapolis would have some type of problem with it, or disdain for it, as it doesnt fit their narrative of what they wanted Prince to be.

You hit the nail on the head. Unless Wendy and Lisa make a cameo it won't be worthwhile to a certain "type of fan".

[Edited 4/27/21 16:12pm]

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Reply #34 posted 04/28/21 1:12pm

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RJOrion said:

looks like an excellent documentary on the influence of the tight-knit "black" community in North Minneapolis and how it helped to shape not only Prince's career, but the careers of Sonny Thompson, snd Andre Cymone also...i can see how and why the racist non black people, and people who are not from North Minneapolis would have some type of problem with it, or disdain for it, as it doesnt fit their narrative of what they wanted Prince to be.


Thank you! This documentary sheds light on a narrative a lot of white fans feel uncomfortable with. It was all fine & dandy for the white saviour scenario (ala Wendy & Lisa, Susan Rogers & Alan Leeds) to reign supreme for the past 30 years following the DMSR book, but for some reason, a few don’t some to comprehend that the people who did the ground work in terms of shaping Prince were the black elders of his community, the same community that he went back to for support (enter Sonny T) thus they deserve celebration just like the aforementioned people. I got bored with the “white is right and whiteness should be the center of creation” narrative in terms of how many people handle and talk about his music with almost no regard to his blackness, it’s stagnant at this point and simply not true. Happy for this documentary and I welcome more dialogue that sheds light on that subject of his legacy for a change.
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Reply #35 posted 05/02/21 10:36pm

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Enjoyed it. Wbat Chaka said at the end made me sad.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


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