As part of Prince's mindboggling 21 day stand at the L.A. forum, Steve Wonder came on stage to play "Superstition" with him. Just like they did in first come first served MSG back in 2007.
Prince was awestruck as he damn well should be. I saw Wonder at MSG in 2009 and h was excellent -better than Prince was in December 2010. Neither can do it on record anymore.
Actually, it is a little tough to tell with Wonder, who has released two albums of new material in the past 16 years. One great, one not great. Let's say 1995 was a long while ago and leave it at that.
But Prince has been equally crappy for a long length of time but much more prolific. He has release 13 albums in the past ten years
So let's grade em shall we?
Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic (2001) B-
The Rainbow Children (2001) C
One Nite Alone… (2002) B+
Xpectation (2003) C-
C-Note (2003) C-
N.E.W.S (2003) C-
Musicology (2004) B
The Chocolate Invasion (2004) C+
The Slaughterhouse (2004) C
3121 (2006) C
Planet Earth (2007) C
Lotusflow3r / MPLSound (2009) F
20Ten (2010) C-
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