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Thread started 03/07/13 5:02pm

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New Prince book -I Would Die 4 U 3/19/13

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Reply #1 posted 03/07/13 5:45pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 03/07/13 6:45pm

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At the risk of being prematurely negative, I must express that Touré has always come across to me as a vapid ass, and the superlatives attributed to the book by Questlove, Q-Tip, etc seem suspect. That said, I hope my library gets the book so I can check it out!
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Reply #3 posted 03/07/13 11:05pm

Javi

I started a thread some weeks ago asking about this book, since I don't know nothing about the author. So Questlove has praised it?

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Reply #4 posted 03/08/13 4:22am

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Javi said:

I started a thread some weeks ago asking about this book, since I don't know nothing about the author. So Questlove has praised it?

I would take ?uestlove's praise with a pinch of salt given Toure is among the people of his circle, at least until you read it.

I remember reading an article about this book last year, and if my memory serves me right, this one is an essay book, not a bio.

Always have been on the fence about Toure, but I will give this a look nonetheless.

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Reply #5 posted 03/08/13 5:07am

Javi

Harlepolis said:

Javi said:

I started a thread some weeks ago asking about this book, since I don't know nothing about the author. So Questlove has praised it?

I would take ?uestlove's praise with a pinch of salt given Toure is among the people of his circle, at least until you read it.

I remember reading an article about this book last year, and if my memory serves me right, this one is an essay book, not a bio.

Always have been on the fence about Toure, but I will give this a look nonetheless.

Yes, it seems to be an essay: it has the subtitle "Why Prince became an icon", and it's too short to be a bio (less than 200 pages, according to the Amazon description). I'll give it a look too.

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Reply #6 posted 03/08/13 1:05pm

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Here's Javi's recent thread:

http://prince.org/msg/7/393126

and this thread from January (also refers back to theads from last year)

http://prince.org/msg/7/392300

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