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Thread started 05/31/16 6:01pm

Mkilpatrick74

Young Prince (age 20 i think) tape recorded intinate interview. Wowww

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate.

https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol
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Reply #1 posted 05/31/16 6:38pm

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I wonder how long it took him after this interview to change the way he did interviews. I feel like I had this interview on a Picture Disc at one point or on a cassette tape but I could be wrong. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #2 posted 05/31/16 6:44pm

Mkilpatrick74

3rdeyedude said:

I wonder how long it took him after this interview to change the way he did interviews. I feel like I had this interview on a Picture Disc at one point or on a cassette tape but I could be wrong. Thanks for posting.



I wonder as well. He was so open here but still clear he didn't like talking to new people. I had to laugh when he said be would do a few more albums and do something different. And maybe not that many lol!!! Especially funny when u think how the man couldn't stop himself from recording. 💜💜💜💜
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Reply #3 posted 05/31/16 6:52pm

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Mkilpatrick74 said:

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate. https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol

Thank you for posting this. Yes, he was so open about everything in this iterview. God Bless his soul!

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Reply #4 posted 05/31/16 6:54pm

Lizzypoo

Mkilpatrick74 said:

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate. https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol

Thank you for posting this. Yes, he was so open about everything in this iterview. God Bless his soul!

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Reply #5 posted 05/31/16 6:58pm

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Mkilpatrick74 said:

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate.

https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol

---- I have this on vinyl and I always belived that this was the reason he did not want journalist to record his voice. I mean some journalist sold the interview.
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Reply #6 posted 05/31/16 7:03pm

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THIS is a fucking TREASURE!!!! Listening now - THANK YOU for posting! You know I love this mf if I can listen to all this hiss & traffic in the bg!!! falloff
"We were singing about flowers & trees & cornflakes" lol lol

I'm imagining him as a grip falloff falloff Wow, precious!
[Edited 5/31/16 19:32pm]
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #7 posted 05/31/16 8:17pm

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This was a nice interview. smile
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Reply #8 posted 05/31/16 8:25pm

Mkilpatrick74

CalhounSq said:

THIS is a fucking TREASURE!!!! Listening now - THANK YOU for posting! You know I love this mf if I can listen to all this hiss & traffic in the bg!!! falloff
"We were singing about flowers & trees & cornflakes" lol :lol:

I'm imagining him as a grip falloff falloff Wow, precious!
[Edited 5/31/16 19:32pm]

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Lol I thought the exact same things ! Treasure indeed. I keep listening to it over and over.
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Reply #9 posted 05/31/16 8:26pm

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It was originally posted here: http://on.fb.me/1tQdB9S With headphones it is very listenable. I think I saw a full transript as well.

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Reply #10 posted 05/31/16 8:44pm

wizardtelly

I love it so far but the parts in which he lies about his nationality because of the ignorant journalist asking.. I see that it was true, he started that rumor. Lol. Not sure how to feel about that, but understandable in the grand scheme of things. (Marketability at the time) just strange that someone so proud hid that he was 100% Black, black American. African American.
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Reply #11 posted 05/31/16 10:27pm

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Gonna come back to this.
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Reply #12 posted 05/31/16 10:34pm

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Thank you so much. This has to be the best interview with him ever.

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Into the upright and locked position
For landing ? Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
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Reply #13 posted 05/31/16 10:45pm

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3rdeyedude said:

I wonder how long it took him after this interview to change the way he did interviews. I feel like I had this interview on a Picture Disc at one point or on a cassette tape but I could be wrong. Thanks for posting.

. Yes you have a good memory! I haven't heard this interview in 30 years.

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Reply #14 posted 05/31/16 11:15pm

RiotPaisley

wizardtelly said:

I love it so far but the parts in which he lies about his nationality because of the ignorant journalist asking.. I see that it was true, he started that rumor. Lol. Not sure how to feel about that, but understandable in the grand scheme of things. (Marketability at the time) just strange that someone so proud hid that he was 100% Black, black American. African American.


This is the interview I was referring to in the other thread. He didn't do many interviews by the time I got into him. This is all I had. it wasn't the "white media" saying it or making him something he wasn't/ isn't.

And it's important to talk about why he felt he needed to lie so we can teach the future to be proud of their blackness, half blackness, quarter, a drop blackness... We all come from Africa blackness.

I don't think he wasn't proud of his blackness but I think he thought he could either make himself sound more "exotic" (mind you, he said Italian, not just white)... Or it was purely marketing.

Furthermore, he most likely isn't 100% black... Are any Americans 100% anything?

And besides that- Making a big deal that he's black + black alienates his fans who are mixed. The article "I wore a raspberry beret" she (from what I gathered) is mixed and said he called her black and she was so happy he said that... Good article.

Race is messed up in this country, we all do it to each other.
White people can diss each other's European heritages, Black people do it depending on shade, Latinos, Asians... We can all get split down to smaller and smaller groups. Why can't all of us be proud of our bodies and realize yes it's where we come from, but it's REALLY about where we are going.

Anyway. I loved this interview. I love his sweet voice. I miss him.
[Edited 5/31/16 23:17pm]
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #15 posted 05/31/16 11:19pm

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He said something about not liking anything pure, having it mixed in together, something along those lines. Sounded reasonable enough for me so I'll roll with that.


Loved this. Thanks.
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Reply #16 posted 05/31/16 11:21pm

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He is so young and earnest and thoughtful in this.

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Also the interviewer asked him if he has problems with gov't officals after him because his lyrics are too risque. He said no but he hopes he gets that big. Of course he got that with Tipper Gore and the PMRC and the congressional hearings and Darling Nikki, etc.

[Edited 5/31/16 23:23pm]

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Reply #17 posted 06/01/16 12:29am

jayspud

3rdeyedude said:

I wonder how long it took him after this interview to change the way he did interviews. I feel like I had this interview on a Picture Disc at one point or on a cassette tape but I could be wrong. Thanks for posting.

I had this on Vinyl too from my local record store. Very revealing interview and probably one of the last times when an a journalist didn't know who he was! Interesting point about how poverty meant he knew he would have to work hard to make it.

[Edited 6/1/16 0:29am]

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Reply #18 posted 06/01/16 12:33am

meagemini2

Mkilpatrick74 said:

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate. https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol

Thank you so much for posting this. It is great to hear him at this age and time in his life. He had a path from the very beginning, didn't he? I don't know where you found it and suprised he sat for that long, but I am so glad you posted it. Peace.

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Reply #19 posted 06/01/16 12:36am

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meagemini2 said:

Mkilpatrick74 said:

Please forgive me guys if this is already out there but I couldn't Contain myself after listening to first 10 mins. This has to be the most intimate and endearing interviews I've ever heard From him. He speaks openly about his parents and his mom resenting him for loving music and being so talented bc it reminded her of his father. Again sorry if uts a duplicate. https://youtu.be/O0MXqmUCN9U lol lol

Thank you so much for posting this. It is great to hear him at this age and time in his life. He had a path from the very beginning, didn't he? I don't know where you found it and suprised he sat for that long, but I am so glad you posted it. Peace.

I was surprised at the length too, but I bet this influenced his later stance on not doing interviews... & I bet his momma got in'nat ass for talking about her "dirty books" falloff fryingpan

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #20 posted 06/01/16 1:29am

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RiotPaisley said:

wizardtelly said:

I love it so far but the parts in which he lies about his nationality because of the ignorant journalist asking.. I see that it was true, he started that rumor. Lol. Not sure how to feel about that, but understandable in the grand scheme of things. (Marketability at the time) just strange that someone so proud hid that he was 100% Black, black American. African American.


This is the interview I was referring to in the other thread. He didn't do many interviews by the time I got into him. This is all I had. it wasn't the "white media" saying it or making him something he wasn't/ isn't.

And it's important to talk about why he felt he needed to lie so we can teach the future to be proud of their blackness, half blackness, quarter, a drop blackness... We all come from Africa blackness.

I don't think he wasn't proud of his blackness but I think he thought he could either make himself sound more "exotic" (mind you, he said Italian, not just white)... Or it was purely marketing.

Furthermore, he most likely isn't 100% black... Are any Americans 100% anything?

And besides that- Making a big deal that he's black + black alienates his fans who are mixed. The article "I wore a raspberry beret" she (from what I gathered) is mixed and said he called her black and she was so happy he said that... Good article.

Race is messed up in this country, we all do it to each other.
White people can diss each other's European heritages, Black people do it depending on shade, Latinos, Asians... We can all get split down to smaller and smaller groups. Why can't all of us be proud of our bodies and realize yes it's where we come from, but it's REALLY about where we are going.

Anyway. I loved this interview. I love his sweet voice. I miss him.
[Edited 5/31/16 23:17pm]

---- He was trying to make sure he did not get stuck on RnB radio. Black artist had a terrible time getting AirPlay on pop stations back then. Dude put is music in front of everything even music.
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Reply #21 posted 06/01/16 3:41am

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"Hold on to your souls y'all. We got a long way to go. Thank you! We love y'all!"
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Reply #22 posted 06/01/16 4:08am

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Thank you for posting this Mkilpatrick74. This is the best interivew I've ever heard of Prince.

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Reply #23 posted 06/01/16 4:10am

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First he was 22. This was when he was still shaving 2 years off his age. So the part about being a liar or a publicity stunt...well there was some truth to it. Also he was worried about being misquoted?


His voice sounds pretty much the same. He sure proved his chops!


He said he saw a video of one of his shows and he did not belive it was really him!


I has this on tape for years and I had not been able to find it so it is so cool to hear it now...and now it is saved to an MP3

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Reply #24 posted 06/01/16 4:39am

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I wonder if any Champagne music exists out there.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #25 posted 06/01/16 4:47am

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On the Larry Lopez show, when Larry claimed him as Latino, Prince chuckled, smiled and said that he didn't know who his mother's father was so it was possible. Maybe he didn't make it up? His parents were from New Orleans -- a port town--people could be and are anything. Are there any pictures of his parents? He struck me as being Spain/Spanish but if he said Italian, maybe that was possible too.

If they are genetic testing for inheritance claims, then they've already sequenced him. Chances are he'd be like all of us, a bit of this, a bit of that, and always human. smile It doesn't matter. "They are all having a good time."

He was a handsome, handsome man with a huge heart. So grounded even as young as he was here. He said he'll be "21 in June".

Here is a link to the Soundcloud uploaded by Mick. https://soundcloud.com/mi...29-05-1981

My interview with Prince on the 29th of May in the year 1981 at the Sonesta Hotel in Amsterdam was prior to the concert he gave in The Paradiso. That concert was the best performance I ever saw. And the room was almost empty! After I did the interview I thought that Prince was silent most of the times. Well, listening back after all those years (and you have to listen carefully due to a bad recording walkman) it is quite okay. I interviewed Prince. Not a lot of people can say that...


PRINCE is not Latino. THAT WAS A JOKE. It's George Lopez, not Larry Lopez. He was saying that to make a joke as George Lopez is latino. Prince is a 100% black man with BLACK parents from Louisiana, him from Minnesota.


Ludicrous behaviour.

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Reply #26 posted 06/01/16 6:19am

deerpath

[Edited 6/1/16 6:29am]

"Hold on to your souls y'all. We got a long way to go. Thank you! We love y'all!"
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Reply #27 posted 06/01/16 6:32am

wizardtelly

RiotPaisley said:

wizardtelly said:
I love it so far but the parts in which he lies about his nationality because of the ignorant journalist asking.. I see that it was true, he started that rumor. Lol. Not sure how to feel about that, but understandable in the grand scheme of things. (Marketability at the time) just strange that someone so proud hid that he was 100% Black, black American. African American.
This is the interview I was referring to in the other thread. He didn't do many interviews by the time I got into him. This is all I had. it wasn't the "white media" saying it or making him something he wasn't/ isn't. And it's important to talk about why he felt he needed to lie so we can teach the future to be proud of their blackness, half blackness, quarter, a drop blackness... We all come from Africa blackness. I don't think he wasn't proud of his blackness but I think he thought he could either make himself sound more "exotic" (mind you, he said Italian, not just white)... Or it was purely marketing. Furthermore, he most likely isn't 100% black... Are any Americans 100% anything? And besides that- Making a big deal that he's black + black alienates his fans who are mixed. The article "I wore a raspberry beret" she (from what I gathered) is mixed and said he called her black and she was so happy he said that... Good article. Race is messed up in this country, we all do it to each other. White people can diss each other's European heritages, Black people do it depending on shade, Latinos, Asians... We can all get split down to smaller and smaller groups. Why can't all of us be proud of our bodies and realize yes it's where we come from, but it's REALLY about where we are going. Anyway. I loved this interview. I love his sweet voice. I miss him. [Edited 5/31/16 23:17pm]

Definitely! However, Prince was a quintessential 100% black man by the reality and default that his parents were black. Now, as a black a person, with parents from Jamaica- I understand this well myself. Most of us arent 100% "black", it's actually quite ludicrous of an assumption to some degree that we are purely Africans due to the sad effects of colonization. However, Prince's parents identified as black, therefore so did he. This is a big problem in the black communities around the world, where people feel the need to exotify who and what they are when being black is as exotic as you can get. (Not a bias, just simply by the context itself) Being black is not exclusive to a certain location or place, which is why I believe that is.

Black Americans, especially from the South, often have plenty mixed heritage, but that's not something to play on for beauty's sake. He identified as a "brother" because he was. Nothing I've said alienates his fans that are mixed. Just because he was a unifier doesn't make him any less black than what he was. Having two black parents doesn't equate to being mixed despite generations down the line having other lineages and origins, that's simply what it is. That's like saying, "Saying Prince is black makes his caucasian european audiences invalid," no. I don't agree, I see where you're coming from but no way. He couldn't help but to be black and to be quite frank, that tactic of even exotifying (for lack of better terms) himself is a discussion that needed to be had a long time ago, but it is as if he answered those questions by being unapologetically proud of his blackness and culture openly over the last 20 years, specifically the last 5.

@Deerpath: As for his mother's dad being unknown? I'm not actually sure about that part, but I am sure that he said that in rebuttal as a joke because George inferenced, "You look like you can be latino..." so he joked back by saying they can't find his grandfather so you "never know" (Which in itself is kind of ignorant because latino isn't necessarily a look, and consistenly emphasizing that fetish is pretty sad) I think Prince looked like what he was, black.

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Reply #28 posted 06/01/16 6:34am

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Is this the interview where he says he'll go back to college and maybe work on films as a gaffer?

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