Prince Is Dead
The music world lost another icon today when music legend Prince was found dead found dead in his Minneapolis recording studio, he was 57 years old.
Cause of death is still unknown but several websites are reporting that the Purple Rain singer was reportedly in poor health in recent days and was rushed to a hospital in Illinois where he was treated for the flu.
Had he known that his death was near Prince, like David Bowie didn’t let anyone know that he was focused on anything but making music and touring. His latest “Piano and a Microphone” tour was a hit and he continued to remain a top draw at arenas and concert venues of all sizes across the United States.
For music fans Prince has been a visible presence in the music industry for decades starting with his albums in the late 1970’s to his latest albums HITNRUN Phase one and HITNRUN Phase two kept Prince in front of the public and his influence as a musician, writer and recording artist will surely be felt for years to come.
With a singing style renowned for its versatility of reaching from the highest falsetto to the deepest baritone, Prince influenced an entire generation of artists. Today, you can hear remnants of his artistry in music by acts such as Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Miguel, and a few veterans too, such as Lenny Kravitz, Meshell Ndegeocello, D’Angelo and Maxwell.
Through the years, a host of music legends have performed his compositions, most notable are Khan’s cover of “I Feel for You,” MeLi’sa Morgan’s stirring rendition of “Do Me Baby” and Stephanie Mills’ take on “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?,” which Keys covered in 2001 and enjoyed chart success with. Blues and soul legend Millie Jackson released an audacious cover of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” as a lead single from her 1986 “An Imitation of Love” opus.
Source – ABCNews.com
As word broke on Thursday morning 4/21/16 that Prince had died, shock and disbelief were the only emotions that his fans could show since he was an artist who was always so full of life until the very end. Thankfully Prince left us with a large body of work that will most likely continue to influence future generations of recording artists as his work has already had an impact on singers and musicians like Lenny Kravitz, Beyonce and Alicia Keys.