Wax Poetics commemorates one of the most prolific artists of our time. Our Prince connection features Q&As with collaborators, related Re:Discoveries, and remembrances from the Purple One's friends and associates.
Purple Rain is considered Prince and the Revolution’s peak, but Prince never went backwards. Parade climbed mighty heights as the Revolution’s final album.
Sign “O” the Times was recorded between 1986 and 1987—with older tracks added from the vaults—created from the ashes of aborted albums.
Having gained heavyweight status as James Brown’s tour manager, Alan Leeds was brought on midway through Prince’s 1999 tour
Madhouse, for the relatively few paying attention, was one of those riddles wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
“Rain is wet, and sugar is sweet…” a voice calls, to the delight of the crowd. These are the words of Ingrid Chavez, in her guise as the Spirit Child....
Written by Dan Dodds
I never met Prince, but I shared a building with him in 1998 and 2004 on different tour stops. All I have to share are the memories I have of what his music and showmanship meant to me.
At just eighteen years of age, Prince self-produced his debut album, 1978’s For You, writing all the music and playing every instrument himself.
In 1983, veteran journalist Carol Cooper was unable to score an interview with Prince. So she imagined one...