Video: Prince So Cool, Ain't Nobody Bad Like Him

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Prince transformed how we understand music. A musical genius and iconic artist, he transcended boundaries of genre, gender, race, fashion, and culture. It's hard to find any artist or music fan who wasn't influenced by His Royal Badness. 

We explored the life and career of an artist who did not shy from controversy and contradiction in a live conversation on May 17. Host Warrington Hudlin, president of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, sat down with Touréauthor of "I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon," CNN commentator and image activist Michaela Angela Davis, music critic and Burnt Sugar Arkestra founder Greg Tate and lead guitarist, songwriter and founder of Living Colour Vernon Reid.

Watch video of the entire conversation:

 

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Flair Detroit

No, it was just a remnant of the slave mentality that so many black men suffer from with a hint of sexism, but I still loved him to the moon and back

May. 17 2016 08:42 PM
Whillie

Is it possible Prince's "light skin sister fixation" was either a)part of his "come together" strategy to leave his appeal open to all races as "playing opposite" to women of an unidentifiable race or..2) a sort of reflection of his narcissistic side in being with women who were light skinned like him and thus a
version of himself?

May. 17 2016 08:16 PM

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