The invincible singularity of Prince
He made the grandest statement about class, sex and the human condition. In that vein, there is nothing comparable
On 21 April, as soon as confirmation of Prince Rogers Nelson’s death hit the Internet, YouTube became the illicit repository of his discography. The artiste had placed paranoid restrictions on the sharing of his work or any likeness of him on the Internet. For the better share of his career, Prince fought for the ownership rights of his work, and was an iconic proponent of the DIY ethic. It’s unfortunate that for an artiste who tried to preserve his enigma in the 21st century culture of oversharing, the floodgates for the online bootlegging of his catalogue opened even before his body was cold.
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