RIP PRINCE

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Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, the Minneapolis, Minnesota singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and actor was recognized as a musical genius, trend setter and advocate for artists’ rights.

The superstar music legend died at his home studio, Paisley Park, in Minnesota. Prince was hospitalized last Friday with the flu.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime ... https://youtu.be/7NN3gsSf-Ys

Prince's Shadiest/Divo Moments https://youtu.be/H4k-d88BEsI

Prince - Do Me, Baby - 01/30/82 - Capitol Theatre (OFFICIAL) https://youtu.be/eu9qkMPr10I

BBC News - Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778

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GUITAR PRINCE

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Gui... https://youtu.be/6SFNW5F8K9Y via @YouTube

PRINTS

Lori Acken, TVNewsCheck: Prince Conquered Music on Television
Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times: From beginning to end, Prince was always surprising us
Leona Allen, Dallas Morning News: Did you brave the ice storm of 1984 to see Prince at Reunion? I did.
Jenice Armstrong, Philadelphia Daily News: The last time I saw Prince
Chuck Arnold, Essence: Rest in Power, Prince: In Memoriam of the Man and the Music
Marc Bernardin, Los Angeles Times: Prince gave black kids the license to be who they wanted to be, not what society thought they should be
Zeba Blay, HuffPost BlackVoices: Prince’s Revolutionary, Complicated Relationship With Black Masculinity
Todd Steven Burroughs, The Root: The Pain of Black Music Royalty Gone Too Soon (April 23)
Kelley L. Carter, the Undefeated (via Facebook): I met Prince. He told me something with a look. And I got it.
Daniel Craig, phillyvoice.com: Temple’s Tamron Hall: I lost one of my best friends in Prince
Alejandro Danois, the Shadow League: The Beautiful One
Jarvis DeBerry, NOLA | the Times-Picayune: We couldn’t take our eyes off Prince, not even when he performed in disguise
Eric Deggans with Renee Montagne, NPR: Prince’s Mystique Grew Even As He Stayed Out Of The Hollywood Spotlight
Kevin Eck, TVSpy: Austin Meteorologist Does Prince Tribute During Forecast
Kevin Eck, TVSpy: Minneapolis Stations Cover News of Prince’s Death
Editorial, Daily News, New York: Long live Prince: A salute to the Minneapolis genius
Editorial, Star Tribune, Minneapolis: Mourning Prince, a brilliant Minnesota original
Robin Givhan, Washington Post: Prince broke all the rules of fashion, and damn did he look good
Lauren Green, Fox News Channel: Lauren Green reflects on Prince’s life (video)
Emil Guillermo, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: Prince — Beyond race, a genius’ vision, an activist’s heart
Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: Remembering Prince, a rare and spectacular talent
Kristen Hare, Poynter Institute: ‘Purple Reign’: Front pages mourn the death of Prince
Marques Harper, Los Angeles Times: Heels, hair and clothes: 6 ways Prince explored sexuality, gender roles and fashion on his own terms
Erica Hernandez, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: VIDEO: AJC staffers discuss seeing Prince at the Fox Theatre
Chuck Hobbs, theGrio.com: How Prince’s Life Redefined Black Manhood
Bill Hofheimer, ESPN: The Undefeated’s Kelley Carter discusses her 2015 interview with Prince
Jason Johnson, The Root: The Politics of Prince
Van Jones, CNN: Prince — The man I knew
Mark Joyella, TVNewser: How the Network Morning Shows Remembered Prince
Mark Joyella, TVNewser: NBC’s Tamron Hall on Prince: ‘I’ve Lost One of My Best Friends’
Elmo Keep, Fusion: Why Prince didn’t want his music on the internet
Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times: Inside Paisley Park: Purple everything, soul food — and Prince
Andrew Limbong, NPR “Code Switch”: Prince Lived Outside The Confines Of Genre, Race And Gender (audio)
Los Angeles Times coverage
David A. Love, theGrio.com: Prince broke every mold possible: ‘The only guy who could steal your girl and her wardrobe
Alfred Maskeroni, adweek.com: Brands Post Tributes to Prince, but Struggle to Make Them Heartfelt and Not Promotional: At least two tweets have been deleted
Minnesota Public Radio: Encounters with Prince: Friends, fans and colleagues
Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times: Prince’s death strikes an unexpected chord
David Moye, Huffington Post: Cheerios’ Tasteless Prince Tribute Bombs On Twitter
Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Prince, the Sign O’ all Times
NPR “Code Switch”: Everybody Has A Prince Story (Or Should). Here Are Ours
Rashod Ollison, Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.: Prince embodied a famous line about Billie Holiday: “If you can’t be free, be a mystery.”
Brandon Ellington Patterson, Mother Jones: We Dare You to Not Break Down Watching Prince’s Tribute to Freddie Gray
Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald: Prince: One of the greatest pop music innovators of all time
Radio Ink: Radio Reacts Quickly To Death Of Prince
James Ragland, Dallas Morning News: Remembering Prince, a gifted artist whose music enchanted and electrified us for decades
Kevin Rector, Baltimore Sun: Prince’s lasting mark present in Smithsonian’s growing Black Lives Matter, Baltimore unrest collection
Jody Rosen, New York Times: Prince and the Competition
Dru Sefton, current.org: Public media pays tribute to Prince
Mashaun D. Simon, NBCBLK: How Prince Redefined Masculinity Through His Music, Onstage
Marc J. Spears, the Undefeated: Prince made a big impression on the Warriors
Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Sometimes It Snows In April: Last concert bittersweet for reporter
Steven W. Thrasher, Guardian: Prince broke all the rules about what black American men should be
Justin Tinsley and Clinton Yates, the Undefeated: 10 times Prince touched the sports world
Star Tribune, Minneapolis: Prince’s final days: Where he was, what he did
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: In pop-culture mist, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer confuses ‘Purple Rain’ with ‘Purple Haze’
Stereo Williams, Daily Beast: There Will Never Be Another Like Prince, the Greatest Recording Artist of All Time
Lilly Workneh, HuffPost BlackVoices: How Prince Became An Enduring Political Symbol

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Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Gui... https://youtu.be/6SFNW5F8K9Y via @YouTube

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Jennifer Hudson and the Broadway cast of 'The Color Purple' bring down the house singing 'Purple Rain' http://fw.to/GBdwQuT

PRINCE OBITS

Gawker’s Alex Pareene: “Prince may be gone, but at least every website can now look like Prince wrote it. ‘Prince is here 4 U’ is a Chrome browser extension by Gawker Media Director of Editorial Labs Adam Pash that transforms the web’s normal, unfunky text in2 Prince-speak.” http://goo.gl/0vW1dy

Times’ Jon Pareles on Prince here: http://nyti.ms/1T1DDT3

Star-Tribune obit here: http://strib.mn/1VEFJyV

PURPLE REIGN

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Chappelle's Show: True Hollywood Stories/ Prince http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/chappelles-show-true-hollywood-stories...