The Spiritual Epiphany : 1987 to 1991

The next album intended for release was to be The Black Album. More instrumental and funk and R&B themed than recent releases,The Black Album also saw Prince experiment with hip hop music on the… Continue reading

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Solo & Spiritual Rebirth : 1987

Prior to the disbanding of  The Revolution, Prince was working on two separate projects, The Revolution album Dream Factory and a solo effort, Camille. Unlike the three previous band albums, Dream Factory included significant… Continue reading

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The Revolution : 1984 to 1987

During this period Prince referred to his band as The Revolution. The band’s name was also printed, in reverse, on the cover of 1999 inside the letter “I” of the word “Prince”. The… Continue reading

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The Controversy Era : 1980 to 1984

  In 1980 Prince released the album, Dirty Mind, which he recorded in his own studio. The album was certified gold and the attendant single “Uptown” which reached No.5 on the Billboard Dance… Continue reading

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Musical Beginnings : 1974 to 1980

In 1975, Pepe Willie, the husband of Prince’s cousin, Shauntel, formed the band 94 East with Marcy Ingvoldstad and Kristie Lazenberry. Willie hired Andre Cymone and Prince to record tracks with 94 East.… Continue reading

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Early Days : Career

In 1976, Prince created a demo tape with producer Chris Moon in Moon’s Minneapolis studio. Unable to secure a recording contract, Moon brought the tape to Minneapolis businessman Owen Husney. Husney signed Prince,… Continue reading

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Early Life

Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw on June 7th 1958. Prince’s father was a pianist and songwriter and his mother was a jazz singer. Prince was named after… Continue reading

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