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Thread started 02/26/12 1:38am

Onthe1jb

Why did Prince go on American Idol?

He once said at a concert in France ' Nowdays it's just analogue pimps and digital hoes.''

Going on American Idol Seems to go against everything he stands for.

Maybe i'm wrong

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Reply #1 posted 02/26/12 2:02am

TheDigitalGard
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Reply #2 posted 02/26/12 3:19am

Vict0r

To promote 3121

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Reply #3 posted 02/26/12 3:42am

Dren5

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Promotion. At one point it was pulling an obscene amount of ratings. Going on there is just good business because you can't sell a product if people don't know about it.

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Reply #4 posted 02/26/12 3:52am

NouveauDance

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No worse than doing a talk show. It's about audience figures.

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Reply #5 posted 02/26/12 5:21am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

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Up front, of course. He probably waited backstage until the check cleared.

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #6 posted 02/26/12 6:00am

dandeeland

Unfortunately all he cares about now is money. I wish he wasnt so corrupted.

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/12 6:41am

ludwig

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

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Reply #8 posted 02/26/12 7:24am

NeonCraxx

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Can't a guy promote an album? If that's how a guy makes his money, that's his buisness.
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Reply #9 posted 02/26/12 8:04am

IamtheDJ

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He's a washed up sell-out artist.

Seriously, why do you bother wasting your time on this site if that's how you feel? Have you really got nothing better to do?

You have your opinion that's fine, but you must really be pathetic to be spend your time being so negative.

No child is bad from the beginning. They only imitate their atmosphere.
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Reply #10 posted 02/26/12 8:21am

skywalker

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ludwig said:

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

dandeeland said:

Unfortunately all he cares about now is money. I wish he wasnt so corrupted.

Some people don't know what they are talking about.

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Know what I mean?

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Reply #11 posted 02/26/12 8:29am

jpnyc

squirrelgrease said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

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Up front, of course. He probably waited backstage until the check cleared.

I doubt it. He probably can’t stand still that long; he might get served by all the people he owes money to.

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Reply #12 posted 02/26/12 9:16am

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dandeeland said:

Unfortunately all he cares about now is money. I wish he wasnt so corrupted.


Then why no remasters?
Why no website, where we can pay to download each live show, new tracks, back catalogue, vault material?
Why no record deal?

This all about the money argument really doesn't stack up. Sure he wants the best deal for whatever does but he could be generating so much more cash if he was really only about the money
RIP sad
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Reply #13 posted 02/26/12 10:37am

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Onthe1jb said:

He once said at a concert in France ' Nowdays it's just analogue pimps and digital hoes.''

Going on American Idol Seems to go against everything he stands for.

Maybe i'm wrong

Because he's a hypocrit. He wants real music back but he will still lower himself and sell out sometimes. If you notice, to this day, he will still put one or two sellout shit hop or neo stool sounding songs on each album along with the jams. It's like he still wants to throwdown but will sell out a little if he thinks it may bring him some new young listeners who are into that type of bullshit.

At least he hasn't sold out completely though like other older artists like Ronald Isley and Charlie Wilson but if he truly practiced what he preaches, he'd throwdown on all the tracks and give the people the finger that like shit hop, neo stool, and whatever else is popular in today's music. They've got the whole radio full of artists to buy music from, all we have is Prince unless we want to lower our standards and give in to today's sound which I never will.

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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #14 posted 02/26/12 10:41am

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NouveauDance said:

No worse than doing a talk show. It's about audience figures.

Yeah, but talk shows have bands on all the time. Shows like "American Idiot" aren't into bands at all and help keep what's on current radio alive.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #15 posted 02/26/12 11:19am

ludwig

IamtheDJ said:

ludwig said:

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

Seriously, why do you bother wasting your time on this site if that's how you feel? Have you really got nothing better to do?

You have your opinion that's fine, but you must really be pathetic to be spend your time being so negative.

Stop wasting your time with my comments. My opinion is my opinion and I'm free to spent my time wherever I want.

cool

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Reply #16 posted 02/26/12 11:30am

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ludwig said:

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

Its goes with the business. SOme of the same people complain when he doesn't promote. chair

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #17 posted 02/26/12 2:44pm

alexnvrmnd777

TheEnglishGent said:

dandeeland said:

Unfortunately all he cares about now is money. I wish he wasnt so corrupted.

Then why no remasters? Why no website, where we can pay to download each live show, new tracks, back catalogue, vault material? Why no record deal? This all about the money argument really doesn't stack up. Sure he wants the best deal for whatever does but he could be generating so much more cash if he was really only about the money

The reason why there isn't all of those things you mentioned is because he likes CONTROL more than money, if that's even possible. And his desire for complete control of everything is what's preventing much of what you mentioned from happening.

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Reply #18 posted 02/26/12 3:34pm

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It was a very commercial move, but also one aimed at drawing in new (younger) fans.

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Reply #19 posted 02/26/12 4:19pm

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it might seem like he sold out but don't forget, he was the only artist (atleast on that episode) that didn't pair up with one of the contestants to perform. Simon Cowell had beef with him over it too because he was said not to have even given any advice to the contestants, just showed up to perform and left. lol PRINCE

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P*$$y so bad, if u throw it into da air, it would turn into sunshine!!! whistle
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Reply #20 posted 02/26/12 9:47pm

MadamGoodnight

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it might seem like he sold out but don't forget, he was the only artist (atleast on that episode) that didn't pair up with one of the contestants to perform. Simon Cowell had beef with him over it too because he was said not to have even given any advice to the contestants, just showed up to perform and left. lol PRINCE

No interview with corny Ryan Seacrest either. lol Lolita, Satisfied, and exit. lol I liked his performance, but then again, I like both of those songs, some people don't.

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Reply #21 posted 02/26/12 10:01pm

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Oh please, it's not any different than going on that scumbag Jay Leno's show to perform. Or showing up to the AMA's to lip-synch two medleys.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #22 posted 02/27/12 5:58am

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dandeeland said:

Unfortunately all he cares about now is money. I wish he wasnt so corrupted.

So, you don't care about getting a paycheck?

...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #23 posted 02/27/12 5:58am

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ludwig said:

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

Can you explain what you mean?

...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #24 posted 02/27/12 6:21am

ludwig

Mindflux said:

ludwig said:

He's a washed up sell-out artist.

Can you explain what you mean?

No. It's pretty selfexplanatory.

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Reply #25 posted 02/27/12 8:01am

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ludwig said:

Mindflux said:

Can you explain what you mean?

No. It's pretty selfexplanatory.

lol

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #26 posted 02/27/12 11:08am

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matthewgrant said:

it might seem like he sold out but don't forget, he was the only artist (atleast on that episode) that didn't pair up with one of the contestants to perform. Simon Cowell had beef with him over it too because he was said not to have even given any advice to the contestants, just showed up to perform and left. lol PRINCE

spit He sure did now that I think about it!!! falloff

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #27 posted 02/27/12 8:34pm

NeonCraxx

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ludwig said:



Mindflux said:




ludwig said:


He's a washed up sell-out artist.




Can you explain what you mean?



No. It's pretty selfexplanatory.



I hate responses like this.
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Reply #28 posted 02/28/12 3:44am

Mindflux

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ludwig said:

Mindflux said:

Can you explain what you mean?

No. It's pretty selfexplanatory.

Let's put it another way - can you justify what you say?

...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #29 posted 02/28/12 4:20am

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alexnvrmnd777 said:

TheEnglishGent said:

dandeeland said: Then why no remasters? Why no website, where we can pay to download each live show, new tracks, back catalogue, vault material? Why no record deal? This all about the money argument really doesn't stack up. Sure he wants the best deal for whatever does but he could be generating so much more cash if he was really only about the money

The reason why there isn't all of those things you mentioned is because he likes CONTROL more than money, if that's even possible. And his desire for complete control of everything is what's preventing much of what you mentioned from happening.

Exactly! biggrin

RIP sad
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