Thursday, July 8, 2010

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today's topic: prince.

i'll always be a fan. but the straw that broke the camel's back (no jay-z), was how he proclaims the internet to be dead. this is the same man who constantly searches the internet looking for anything not authorized by his royal purpleness...

one thing i will give prince and michael jackson credit for is they were dedicated to the images they were trying to portray. good or bad, they stuck with it. both of them niggas have always been weird, but during the 80's their music was so dope, people gave them a pass. mj and prince were always in competition. depending on what you value, you'll have your winner...but once 1992 hit, and their music was declining (due to changing interest, and hip-hop presenting a different view of masculinity), they started getting looked upon as weird. hanging with bubbles and wearing purple women's clothes wasn't acceptable anymore, it was downright strange. odd. pedophile shit...and as their music became more and more irrelevant (mj & shaq anyone? prince & carmen electra?) in the eyes of society, especially in black people's eyes, they became punchlines....it finally took mj's death for people to look back on the genius of mj and give him credit. but if you were to ask someone what do u think of michael jackson in may 2009, visionary and thriller wouldn't be the first things out their mouth......

and this is why i beef with prince, because he should've learned. prince should've learned that the eccentric shit has to stop, and you need to collect your roses while you still can © ye west. people like your music, mainly your 81-88 stuff…real fans know the deal...but nonetheless, people want to like and get to know you. for better or worse, people knew michael jackson. and although some wrote him off as a talented nutcase without a childhood....you knew and at least understood michael jackson....prince, is dedicated to his image. he has created in his mind a vision of how he wants the world to perceive him. only problem is, in 2010, no one gives a fuck...you wanna act weird at the BET awards, and talk about the internet being dead....fine....do you......just know that society will place you --------> with the other nuts like glenn beck. no one will take you seriously. you can keep putting out albums with misspelled song titles, and album names with numbers in them, and no one will care. your best advice is to holla at the people who admire you, and are CURRENTLY making dope music (questo anyone?) and tell them to hook you up with some heat.


i have enough prince gems from the 80's to keep in me in check for a while. i'm good © clipse.

peace.

2 comments:

LuvliLadi said...

This was interesting. I agree the times have changed and their images do not coincide with the current macho vibe, rough&tough sex appeal, and partial street credibility edge that most go for these days. The greats in the past, Luther, Marvin Gaye, Teddy P, etc. did not need all that to be successful and make women swoon. This is why the current generation is.....well, it just is. But they were/are true to who they were/are and although MJ presented his BAD image at one point, he was still the same MJ. Some people have so much genius in one aspect of their life that to the rest of the world thinks they are wierd. I think besides the sex scandal hoopla, MJ was just so enveloped in the music and passion for artistry in his head that he came off as odd. Watching This Is It confirmed that for me lol. I have nothing to say about Prince lol. However, Diamonds & Pearls & Purple Rain are my SHIZZNIT!!! lol

lockedheart said...

Alright so i agree and disagree with you on this one. Prince is a complete musical genius. I give MJ the credit for being more 'consumer friendly. His music was pop and everybody can get down with pop (especially white folk). Price is just as good but a far better musician. He's definitly no dancer so MJ can win that one. But Musically prince was the genius. He plays every instrument known to man. How many did MJ play? Prince's music is so intelligent that it is far beyond his time and keeps getting better the further away you get from it in decades. JUST SAYIN: geniuses can say what they like, but nobody ever takes them seriously until they can prove it. he proves it musically but the internet. Really Prince?! I dunno about that one