Wow, another musical God I thought would never leave me is gone.
The first CD my Dad ever bought to play on our new Akai system in 1993 was Purple Rain.
Prince influenced my life over and over, from his 80′s influence through the ‘hits’ to the beginning of the 90s with Batdance and sensual pop.
One aspect lingered [possibly influence by my Dad], that Prince was driven musically by his own melodies, and [played the bulk of his own instruments.
Of course, there were the Dave Chappelle parodies which enhanced his legend, only echoed by Kevin Smith’s stories of employment (pre-losing his mind on Twitter movies).
After all of that, he held his mystique in the age of tabloid media.