Jimmy Jam Wants To Produce The Songs In Prince’s Vault

By admin | April 24, 2016

“The vaults are amazing,” Jimmy says

Prince, The Racy-Religious-Conservative-Purple Enigma

By Alyson Camus | April 24, 2016

Remove all these gentle purple filters and Prince was a weirdo.

Dave Chappelle Tribute Performance

By admin | April 23, 2016

“It’s so much better that we grieve together.”

Prince: What Made Him One Of The Greatest

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2016

It was his ability to tap his pop sensibility that made him one of the Gods.

A Prince Playlist

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2016

A Mick without the paradise postponed cultural aristocrat working class vibe to fuck up his dirty mind

Prince Overdosed Six Days Ago

By admin | April 21, 2016

We’re told when Prince left he “was not doing well.”

CNN Sum Up What We Know ABout Prince’s Passing

By admin | April 21, 2016

‘Every song was either a prayer or foreplay’

President Obama Tributes Prince

By admin | April 21, 2016

“A strong spirit transcends rules”

The Last Time I Saw Him On Stage: MSG December 18th, 2010… Not Great But Still Prince

By Iman Lababedi | April 21, 2016

On stage, he is my best friend in the world

Prince Dead At 57

By admin | April 21, 2016

Story developing.

Prince Removes His Videos From Youtube

By admin | March 29, 2016

“Shouldn’t ur concerns b directed at YouTube and not here?”

Prince On Tidal

By Iman Lababedi | March 16, 2016

When I am looking fast for a change of music, and my brain is in neutral, I can just go straight to Prince

You Can Have A Piece Of Prince, Or At Least A Piece Of Prince’s First Wedding

By Alyson Camus | March 10, 2016

So a few items which have belonged to the purple one are on sale

10 Songs: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2016

a deep feel slice of sex , infidelity, break up and heart break

These Days: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2016

Prince, maybe. As long as I am on Tidal anyway…

Prince’s New Love For The Internet

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2016

he has completely mastered the selfie look, not bad for a guy who, just 3 years ago, thought that digital gadgets were no good.

Producer L.A. Reid Reveals A Few Details About Michael Jackson

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2016

‘After that, he put on a scene from Prince’s movie Under the Cherry Moon, the artsy black-and-white bomb he made after Purple Rain, and he laughed some more at Prince.’

Prince Pulls Out of Europe Gigs

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2015

for all of Prince’s many gifts as a musicians, his sense of victimization has always been over turned, he always seemed selfish and now he seems selfish and a coward. One of the truly dislikable artists in the world shows his true colors yet

Boy George: ‘I’ve Slept With Prince’

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2015

When the subject of Prince came up, Paloma said she had performed with the Purple one to what Boy George replied: ‘Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.’
The crowd expectedly went totally wild and the crew even paused filming for a few minutes…

A New Concept: Making Music Impossible To Buy As Prince Drops HITNRUN On Tidal

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2015

The world is, and I am, sick of these second rate albums, and if respect for his work in the 80s and to a lesser extend the 90s, keeps me listening, it doesn’t keep me obsessing by any stretch of the language.

Oldies But Goldies: Prince At MSG In 2010 -Not Half Bad

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2015

The worst time I ever saw Prince was also the last time I ever saw Prince and while time changes our memories, I guess it did a real job on mind. I coulda sworn he really sucked, but apparently he only kinda sucked. I’ve seen him so often and loved him so much and this wasn’t bad, apparently it was great, it just doesn’t remember that way. Now back to 2010….

Prince: “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery”

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2015

, Prince is a fool comparing recording recording contracts to slavery. Indentured servants, maybe, it is a little extreme in 2015 but OK, but SLAVES??? This is offensive to me and my ancestors weren’t slaves. The comment doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny whatsoever and if it was taken seriously by people who think more than ‘oh, it’s just Prince being Prince’, I think the world would listen to him more seriously if he managed a “Baltimore” more than once every 20 years.

Prince Not All There On Tidal

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2015

I just checked on Itunes Store… they aren’t there either. Does Prince want to protect his copyright so much he doesn’t want to sell the albums at all? It is so very strange, These can’t be albums he isn’t proud of, Crystal Ball alone is better than anything he released this decade. The man is a nutcase, he should put all his music anyway but at least he should sell them.

Prince’s “Baltimore” Reviewed (Stream It Here)

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2015

There is nothing I don’t like about this song,Eryn sounds great, Prince is spectacular, he plays everything here but it is voice that pulls you short, he doesn’t use his falsetto often, but “at least a little better” is so slight, but it is very lovely. This is an anthem without the browbeating. Well done, Prince, a good song does more for peace than words or gestures, or even money, ever will.

Lyrics To Prince’s “Baltimore”, To Be Released Exclusively On Tidal In Act Of Baffling Stupidity

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2015

In 2015, when, if Prince chose to, he could write, record and release a song in an hour, we are still wauiting for his response to the civil unrest in Baltimore. And when we get it, he is releasing the song via Tidal to absolutely insure that 99.9% of the people who hear his great moment of protest HAS TO STEAL IT.

Prince Records Ode To Freddie Gray And The Streets Of Baltimore

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2015

it is 2015, if you’ve recorded a song, what earthly good is a press release? Release the damn song. Also, check out the art work above. Who but Prince would release a song in solidarity with Freddie Gray and the protesters (though, one assumes, not the looters) in Baltimore, and stick a picture of themselves on the record cover. The mind truly boggles at this half wit.

10 Songs: Friday, March 20th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2015

When Doves Cry – Prince – This is where Prince mixed his blackness and his whiteness in equal measure and evolved his persona into a rock star manque with too much pain on his bands, if not indeed, too many women on his hand – A

Prince Epic Show In The UK

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2015

The Guardian reviewer gave the show 5 stars: “The tight line-up – female trio 3rdeyegirl, a keyboardist and dynamic backing singer Liv Warfield — makes for a lean, hard show with thrilling new funk-rock arrangements.”

10 Songs: Saturday, December 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2014

On the day after Marvin Gaye was murdered I was inconsolable, and LIVE AID did nothing at all to change it till prince presented the video of a new song, this song, and stopped the show -a masterpiece of beat and tempo, a herky jerk bass throbbing work the likes of which he never came close to again: this did what it should have, it matched his funk and pop sensibilities – A+

Saturday Night Live With Chris Rock And Musical Guest Prince, Saturday November 1st, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2014

Behind the keyboards and trading vocals with Lianne La Havas before switching to guitars and effortlessly seguing into “Spectrumelectrum” and “Marz” before performing a blistering show stopping “Anotherlove” with howling Hendrix guitar and Prince tearing his voice into a searing falsetto

The Prince Album He Could Have Made Would Have Been "Wow"

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2014

So I inspected further and instead of the disaster I thought I’d been listening to, I noticed that if you edited down for him, it would’ve have made a pretty good single album. Not a great one, not even Emancipation or Crystal Ball, but still, vastly better than Lotusflower or Planet Earth It would have made to a fair to middling effort

10 Songs: Friday, September 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2014

U Know – Prince – I haven’t been overwhelmed by Prince’s recordings for a couple of years (and the last time I saw him live he wasn’t on his game) but this is one of his better hot sizzle slow r&b jams – B+

Prince All Over The Websites

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2014

So, Helen Bach, our editor cum PR maven, sent me a link from Warner Brothers announcing the release of two new albums. I thought about writing about it, but it hardly seemed worth interrupting the days flow to rush it out. I mean, so what? Nothing personal but it is hardly the most exciting story I’ve ever heard

10 Songs, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2014

Story Of The Rockers – Gene Vincent – Lennon called the Beatles four Gene Vincents and here is one reason why, an ode to the progenitors of rock and roll and Gene snarls and roughens up all the way from Bill Hailey to the Beach Boys and ending with… Otis Redding! – B

Prince's "The Breakdown" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 20, 2014

Prince doesn’t use his falsetto but he does manage to go higher and lower and the same time (up for “Keep breaking me” and down for “down”), the band sound fabulous and sure it is better than the execrable Zooey duet. But I hope to never hear it again.

10 Songs, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2014

Franklin’s Tower – Grateful Dead – Less a Dave Mason soundalike on this version, and less a dance marathon than the Allman Brother’s superb version of Friday, but not bad at all – B+

10 Songs, Thursday, March 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2014

The episode of “New Girl” featuring Prince was like Pixie and Dixie as they outshone each other in whimsy and twerk and the song itself is one of the worst Prince has put his name to. It is so cutesy you wanna scream and, surely Prince’s calling card, the beat is flat – D+

Prince and Zooey Deschanel, “FALLINLOVE2NITE”, Reviewed

By Helen Bach | March 16, 2014

When you attempt to funk her up it sounds like a nun sucking helium with a tone deaf ear. Then there is Prince with a new mixing board, what happens next is a tune that we should never have found.

Prince 'Something In The Water' Live in Manchester, Video Review

By Helen Bach | March 4, 2014

In this video he has never been more Jimi Hendrix inspired–right down to the almost Richard Simmons ‘fro. This is no way deflects from the magic of this guy. At 5’ 2”, he is larger than life and with a thumping predictable thrust beat.. he’s still a dirty boy with a bad attitude.


By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2014

J just another reworking of “Iron Man” with a bass taking overfor the guitar riff, and a full on hard funking all girl band behind it, plus a wicked guitar solo. But it is derivative and pointless, it also a lameneness to its core being; halfway through you are wondering how we reached this place, why is Prince and a back up band copping a feel off Ozzy? And will Ozzy sue?

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-17-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2013

Vivir Vi Vida – Marc Anthony – A “My Way” for the Latin American superstar stands as an anthem to living your life in the way you choose, for Anthony that means horns handling the melody – A

Rhonda's Top 100 Songs Of The 1980s

By Rhonda Shore | December 11, 2013

Ah, the 1980s…foremost was the effect that the economic policies of Margaret Thatcher had on British bands, epitomised most obviously by the Specials’ “Ghost Town” and less obviously by a slew of other songs