RIP to the GOAT...
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON 1958-2016
From December 2, 2015 (Click to show)
I guess the station like the response they've gotten with this marathon, because they've decided to do it AGAIN. I can't think of another artist dead or alive that has had a radio station dedicate 48 consecutive hours soley to their music catalog.
The craziest part is that he could easily fill the 48 hours with no repeats, but the library (~26 hours w/ commercials) the station has is great and they even did some of there own editing so that certain songs could air.
Most of Prince's officially released catalog is available on Tidal. (Shut up)
Tidal has a 30 day trial that you can cancel as soon as you sign up. It also accepts paypal, so getting a couple of months should be pretty easy.
This is everyone's chance to see why "Prince >>> MJ" is an irrefutable fact... For free!
Disclaimer: No one likes all of Prince's music. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who likes MOST of his music. That's why it's important to note that he has ~400 songs readily available (and that's just most of his studio stuff). You'll like something. But his music is like a box o' chocolates. In fact he has a song called Box O' Chocolates and it's awful to me (others love it though).
I recommend checking out rare tracks like the 26:00 min long jam session, War.
Also check out the albums One Nite Alone and Truth which feature him on the acoustic piano and acoustic guitar, respectively.
His most popular album is Purple Rain, but his most critically acclaimed album is Sign O' the Times.
Don't like his voice? Check out the all-instrumental offerings of N.E.W.S., C-Note, and Xpectation.
He wrote the greatest love song of all time:
He gave the greatest Super Bowl performance of all time:
He writes all of his lyrics.
He arranges and produces over 95% of his songs.
He's a multi-instrumentalist.
He's written and produced entire albums for lots of other acts.
He's adamantly opposed to letting any particular genre of music define him ("pop" or otherwise).
This is Prince crushing it (high on E) during the year of my birth:
Also check out the album he produced for The Voice contestant, Judith Hill:
Even MJ was a Prince fan. He named his son Prince. Look at how 'Bad'-ly Mike wanted the god to hit the stage with him and James Brown:
To those who say "but MJ could dance," well Prince wasn't too shabby himself:
And finally, the stuff of legends. "No words needed." #HoF:
Prince > *
Edited by TraSoul82 - 4/23/16 at 1:51pm