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Thread started 04/29/16 6:45am

emesem

I hope Bruno takes the torch

I was thinking whatever Bruno does next may take him to the next level. I wonder if this raises the stakes for him and he really shoots for the top artistically.

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Reply #1 posted 04/29/16 6:50am

Alej

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No. neutral
The orger formerly known as theodore
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Reply #2 posted 04/29/16 6:54am

leadline

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It is a torch that would burn anyone who tried to pick it up.......there simply are, and never will be, any replacements for Prince.

[Edited 4/29/16 7:03am]

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #3 posted 04/29/16 6:54am

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I like Bruno, but he has never shown the growth you need to be a Prince, Bowie or MJ.

He's nearly 32. At that age, Prince had already grown from For You to beyond Lovesexy.

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Reply #4 posted 04/29/16 6:56am

databank

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Comparing Bruno Marz to Prince to me is like comparing Britney Spears to Kate Bush. Gross.

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Reply #5 posted 04/29/16 6:56am

emesem

Art demands that others try to continue to build on it...not replace. Prince didnt replace James, Jimmy, Sly or Richard.

leadline said:

It is a torch that would burn anyone who tried to pick it up.......are simply are, and never will be, any replacements for Prince.

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Reply #6 posted 04/29/16 6:57am

emesem

Ha the org's generational bias on display here.

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Reply #7 posted 04/29/16 6:59am

mediumdry

Bruno who?

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Reply #8 posted 04/29/16 7:11am

FunkiestOne

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mediumdry said:

Bruno who?

Bruno seems to be about as close to Prince as out there in the mainstream right now. He's not that close, but no one will ever be that close.

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Reply #9 posted 04/29/16 7:14am

Rebeljuice

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Bruno who?

Frank Bruno.

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Reply #10 posted 04/29/16 7:15am

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Rebeljuice said:

mediumdry said:

Bruno who?

Frank Bruno.

Bruno Mars

This better antonb and PurpleSpirit319
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Reply #11 posted 04/29/16 7:16am

derrick31

Ummm....Prince was a prolific songwriter, composer, arranger, and musician by the time he was 25 years old. Bruno Mars is none of those and he's 32. As of now, there is no one out there even close to Prince.
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Reply #12 posted 04/29/16 7:16am

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Takes what torch?

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #13 posted 04/29/16 7:16am

jaypotton

No NO NO NO

'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #14 posted 04/29/16 7:21am

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emesem said:

Art demands that others try to continue to build on it...not replace. Prince didnt replace James, Jimmy, Sly or Richard.

leadline said:

It is a torch that would burn anyone who tried to pick it up.......are simply are, and never will be, any replacements for Prince.

I like Bruno a lot, really, but unlike those 3 and Prince I still can't hear 10 seconds of a song by him and instantly know who it is, I just know who he's doing a homage to this week...


[Edited 4/29/16 7:24am]

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Reply #15 posted 04/29/16 7:23am

Rebeljuice

lPoeticl said:

Rebeljuice said:

Frank Bruno.

Bruno Mars

Frank Bruno has more of a chance.

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Reply #16 posted 04/29/16 7:34am

dreaminaboutu

Bruno is talented but at 32 he cannot ever match where Prince was at the same time. He just does not have that "it" factor and that is okay. Prince just had that aura and charisma about himself that kept you interested. Even without any major recent hits he could walk in a room and still be the "star amongst stars. This is no knock on Bruno because legends do not come around everyday. Prince was also a risk taker to the point if fans jumped off the bandwagon he was okay with that. He changed his name, changed his look, changed his band, and his sound and kept moving forward. Would Bruno at 32 do anything like that to lose his core audience ?. The answer is No. I have said all this and not even mentioned the actual music yet so Bruno should stay in his lane because this is a wrap.

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Reply #17 posted 04/29/16 7:36am

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I've always been a fan of Bruce Willis' musicianship.

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Reply #18 posted 04/29/16 7:36am

keenly

emesem said:

I was thinking whatever Bruno does next may take him to the next level. I wonder if this raises the stakes for him and he really shoots for the top artistically.

HELL NO

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Reply #19 posted 04/29/16 7:37am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Prince did not have a torch he had a Mjolnir. Bruno is cool but he is simply not worthy.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #20 posted 04/29/16 7:46am

Jacytoon

Nope, since his passing i have really started to hear what he was has been saying in his music and he is unmatched. A true anomaly. Musical greatness won't end with Prince but I can't see anyone rising in these times. Bruno is a man of his influences. They are too literal. Not a dig at him.

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Reply #21 posted 04/29/16 7:54am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Jacytoon said:

Nope, since his passing i have really started to hear what he was has been saying in his music and he is unmatched. A true anomaly. Musical greatness won't end with Prince but I can't see anyone rising in these times. Bruno is a man of his influences. They are too literal. Not a dig at him.

#NoPeer #NoEqual #ImmeasurableLoss

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #22 posted 04/29/16 7:55am

morningsong

Bruno needs to carry his own torch.
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Reply #23 posted 04/29/16 7:58am

meagemini2

No apologies here - but there will not be another to pick up the torch. I can't even imagine. There was no one like him - think about it - one that writes, arranges, produces, sings and PLAYS on his albums. Really? Who else does that? I just don't see anyone of that caliber. Guitarists? yes. Singers? yes. Producers? Yes. Writers? yes. But all those things in one? Come on. No one even close. And I haven't even mentioned film, philanthropy, activist and entertainer yet? Peace and Love.

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Reply #24 posted 04/29/16 7:59am

Ingela

I love Bruno, but Prince was creating truly new things. Bruno can sing nice pop and r&b songs but nothing as amazing as Prince was doing.

Also at Brunos age now, Prince was already a legend and leveling off. A persons artistic/athletic/intellectual/beautiful peak is in a persons mid 20's - early 30's. Bruno has already peaked.
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Reply #25 posted 04/29/16 8:01am

emesem

100% agree and you guys are missing what I'm trying to say. TTD touched on in his essay. Its one thing to be influenced by your heroes and predecessors. Its another to be inspired to try go beyond them.

I agree that Bruno is mostly a VERY VERY VERY GOOD nostalgia act. But the talent is undeniably there and I'd rather see these guys try and fail spectaculary than stay in their lanes and collect checks.

32 is a baby to me so age is not a factor. I think he has the base influences to make a kind of music that can be seen to have grown up in the same petrie dish as Prince.


But hell for all we know the "next" Prince could come out of country music or from Japan. What do we know.

morningsong said:

Bruno needs to carry his own torch.

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Reply #26 posted 04/29/16 8:01am

TrevorAyer

yuck .. thats like saying justin timberlake already took the torch .. u wanna torch taker it should be someone not in the pop industry .. someone breaking down boundaries and reinventing music .. noobs that arrive already derivitive and rehashed have no place in my ear

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Reply #27 posted 04/29/16 8:07am

antonb

This is a wind up right?
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Reply #28 posted 04/29/16 8:12am

Allanya

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No! [img:$uid]http://www.theroot.com/content/dam/theroot/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/04/all_of_the_greatest_prince_gifs_you_could_ever_need/tumblr_n9qvk8570x1r3s3a3o1_500.gif[/img:$uid]

[Edited 4/29/16 8:12am]

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Reply #29 posted 04/29/16 8:13am

Giftofmusic

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No.

No.

No.

No

No.

Nothing Compares 2 U. (him)

It's like Highlander (the 1st movie)....'There can be only one'.

'If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, tell the truth today.'

Bruce Lee
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