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Why is Prince considered a music genius?

Prince is often said to be a musical genius. No doubt he is a talent, but what are some things which really distinguish him compared to other pop musicians of his time?
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Have the contents of the (proposed but unreleased) Prince albums "The Vault - Volumes I, II and III" ever been revealed?

In a press release from 22 December 1995, Prince announced that he had officially given notice to Warner Bros. Records (WBR) of his desire to terminate his recording agreement with the company. The ...
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In Prince's "7", who are "the seven"?

In Prince and the New Power Generation's song "7" (Love Symbol Album, 1992), the lyrics speak of "All seven and we'll watch them fall" and "One day all seven will die". ...
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Is Alan Leeds correct about Prince having "very little involvement with" Jill Jones's eponymous debut album?

In "It got very Howard Hughes-ish...", one of the articles in the Prince special in the July 2021 issue of British music monthly Uncut magazine, Alan Leeds (originally Prince's tour manager ...
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When Paisley Park Records closed in 1994, were there any unreleased projects?

Prince's Paisley Park Records closed unexpectedly and abruptly in 1994. Were there any unreleased projects?
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Did Prince ever license his music to advertisers?

Dior recently premiered a new advertisement for their "reinvented" Rouge Dior lipstick; it stars Natalie Portman and is soundtracked by Prince's "Raspberry Beret". Two years ago ...
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Did Prince write and record "Cream" in response to Warner Bros. requesting a hit?

According to this interview with Levi Seacer Jr., Prince wrote and recorded "Cream" in response to Warner Bros. requesting a hit: We had finished the [1991] Diamonds and Pearls record. But ...
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Was "Kiss" the result of Bob Cavallo telling Prince that "Under the Cherry Moon" needed a hit song?

Bob Cavallo was part of Prince's management team from 1979 to ’89. According to an interview with Jon Bream in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Cavallo had to beg Prince to write a hit song for Under ...
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What's definition of 'straight funk'

In "tales from the tourbus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKWRZBjC95w Mike Judge states that Purple Rain was released during the 'heyday of straight funk, 1984'. What does he mean by 'straight funk'...
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How much different was Prince's income on records sold, given all his roles?

In pop music, it's rare to wear more than one hat. But a Prince record is typically written, composed, arranged, performed and produced by Prince. Is anyone in the music industry familiar with the ...
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Did Prince and Sheila E. really record her debut album, The Glamorous Life, in a week?

In an interview with Essence from 14 July 2017 Sheila E. tells the following story about her debut album, The Glamorous Life: What memories do you have of recording your debut, The Glamorous Life, ...
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Was Prince involved in Kim Basinger's unreleased album from the early 1990s?

In the early 1990s, Kim Basinger apparently recorded an album that remains unreleased. It is often illegally available on various services and is usually described as a Prince production, along the ...
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Was the release of Prince's Black Album in November 1994 done against his wishes?

On 1 December 1987 Prince abruptly cancelled the release of The Black Album (a.k.a. The Funk Bible), a week prior to its release date. He even urged his fans not to buy bootleg copies via a "hidden" ...
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Did Prince fulfill his album obligations WRT his “$100 million contract” with Warner Bros. Records in 1992?

While we do not know all the details regarding Prince's infamous "$100 million contract" with Warner Bros. Records in 1992 with certainty, what is known that it tied him to the record company for a ...
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Nine inch Nail's Satellite is inspired by which Prince's song?

A long time ago I've heard a Prince song that supposedly inspired Trent Reznor to create Nine Inch Nail's Satellite, but I can't remember its name.
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What were the specifics of Prince's "$100 million contract" with Warner Bros. Records in 1992?

In 1992, Prince signed a reported $100 million contract with Warner Bros. Records. What were the specifics of this contract?
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