Please join Zee MuZik Radio tonight, April 25, 2016 at 7pm – 11pm as we pay tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson through his music.
On April 21, 2016, it seems as if time stopped. And in all reality, it did for Prince Rogers Nelson, affectionately known around the world as Prince. His untimely death shocked the globe. Social media blew up and television stations stopped regular programming to report of his passing.
Born on June 7, 1958, he was only 57 years old. He was a musical genius. A creative artist with a style of his own. From his musical abilities to his melodious vocals; from his high heel boots to his stylish wardrobe his legacy will live on forever. Prince’s artistry was so versatile it was hard to lump him into one genre. Even though when asked, he said he felt his music was in the category of inspirational (Larry King 1999 interview). His music spilled over into pop, rock, funk, punk, dance, psychedelic, folk and Lord knows what others. He did not conform to society and you could not contain him in a box.
Prince’s energy on stage was so electrifying. It was almost as if he lost himself in his music and he danced as if no one was watching. He did not neglect his audience, you could see it in his mesmerizing eyes with his black eyeliner. And he engaged his fans with his sometimes quirky smile.
Prince worked with the likes of Chaka Khan, Larry Graham, Tevin Campbell, Gwen Stefani among many others. He named Stevie Wonder his role model, he says his inspiration came from God. He won numerous awards for his music including, seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He had so many hits we cannot even name them all. Not to mention the movie, “Purple Rain”.
We could go on and on about the man and his music but I feel there is no need for a long drawn out article. As we often hear, let the life I lived speak for me. And in as much as he was a private person, out of respect we shall honor that.
Read the obituary and sign the guestbook for Prince Rogers Nelson here.
MYH – Social Media Strategist for Zee MuZik Radio