Alex Dwyer reviews The Purple One as experienced by Toure, an apparent Old Testament stan
Jordan Pedersen never wanted to be your weekend lover. Purple Rain, the staggeringly great album by Prince Rogers Nelson, turns 30 today. It was the first Prince album I ever owned, and the title track is my single favorite song of all time. Alas, I have little to add to the heap of critical ink […]
Max Bell lives for the funk and dies for the funk. Seven is the name George Costanza ostensibly wanted for his first child. I don’t think L.A. based singer and producer Seven Davis Jr.’s parents were big fans of Mickey Mantle or Seinfeld, but I won’t rule it out until I can ask him and check […]
Prince Reloaded June 24, 2013
Max Bell wrote this in a purple velour jumpsuit. If there was no Prince, there would be no The Time, no Dam-Funk. There would be no infamous Dave Chappelle sketch. And the story of Prince skating with “multicolored spark trails” coming out of his rollerblades would not be in Quest Love’s memoir. Basically, the world would […]
Dam-Funk doesn’t want to be a star because he never wants to let the ego supersede the songs. Still, he’s emerged as an ambassador for the funk because no one else was going to carry the weight. Like most artists worth paying attention to, he sees himself very much as a humble participant in the […]