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Graycap23

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BET Awards Prince Tribute to Feature Sheila E., the Roots, D'Angelo

Janelle Monae also to perform one month after network mocks Madonna's Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards

[Edited 6/7/16 6:01am]

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/16 5:55am

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Reply #2 posted 06/07/16 5:59am

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sounds better but I am not sure anyone can do it right. just so tragic. about 30 years too soon.

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Reply #3 posted 06/07/16 6:09am

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Much better but there's still some that very well should be there that I do not see yet.

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #4 posted 06/07/16 6:14am

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PLEASE don't let Janelle repeat her earlier performance of "Let's Go Crazy"! eek

I'm wondering who "and others" are? If they were able to get The Time, I'm sure they would have announced it. Chaka has already said she wouldn't be able to partipate due to a previous engagement. So I'm really curious to know who the "others" are. hmmm

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Reply #5 posted 06/07/16 6:17am

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Graycap23 said:

Janelle Monae also to perform one month after network mocks Madonna's Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards

[Edited 6/7/16 6:01am]

Monae was HORRIFIC last time. Truly atrocious and embarassing. The last P tribute was a wreck.

Sorry but Miguel is a much better singer than D.

Sounds like this will be terrible.

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Reply #6 posted 06/07/16 6:26am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

sounds better but I am not sure anyone can do it right. just so tragic. about 30 years too soon.


D did a fine tribute with Princess on Fallon. Why? Because it encapsulated everything we (as fans) have always felt about that song. The stripped down piano only, with D'Angelo not trying to sound like Prince, but doing so anyways -- cracking at one point, where Princess needed to sing lead for a second so D could finish. A very touching performance.

SNL did it right because they simply showed all of his old live appearances BECAUSE THEY KNOW NO ONE ELSE CAN DO IT LIKE PRINCE.

Even Prince used to say that exact phrase in live performances.

I understand that artists want to do a tribute -- and have huge egos, believing they can cover Prince's works -- and that some fans want to see a tribute. But it is going to be a trainwreck.

D'Angelo and Questlove have already done their Prince tribute. It was called "Voodoo" and it was released in 2001. That entire record is a Prince tribute. The Voodoo tour itself was a joke, because unlike Prince -- neither the Roots or D'Angelo come close to having what Prince had on stage. Sheila's tribute is that she's still here, doing session work and occasionally performing live. We've already seen Monae perform Prince tracks live with mixed reactions across the board (and that's being nice.) Maxwell's voice hasn't been the same since his 2001 release "Now." Alicia Keys? (I'm assuming Musze & Alicia are there to promote their new records. They might participate somehow in the tribute, but I doubt they'll do their own covers.)

I love how BET is calling it "the greatest Prince tribute ever." The bar is set very low. All they have to do is top the Billboard Music Awards. If D performs SISIA again, this time with The Roots -- it won't have the same effect as his Tonight Show appearance -- which was 2 days after Prince passed and everything was still very raw -- for everyone.

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Reply #7 posted 06/07/16 6:28am

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suomynona...Remember what you said in the other BET thread?..about everybody's criticisms and reactions?...I think you may be right because it's already starting.

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Reply #8 posted 06/07/16 6:28am

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keenly said:

Monae was HORRIFIC last time. Truly atrocious and embarassing. The last P tribute was a wreck.

Sorry but Miguel is a much better singer than D.

Sounds like this will be terrible.


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Reply #9 posted 06/07/16 6:31am

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SPYZFAN1 said:

suomynona...Remember what you said in the other BET thread?..about everybody's criticisms and reactions?...I think you may be right because it's already starting.


Of course I was right. I'm always right wink

My line-up would be better too. I mean, who would you rather see? D'Angelo & The Roots, or Tyka Nelson & Larry Graham dueting on "Sister"?

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Reply #10 posted 06/07/16 6:32am

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suomynona said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

sounds better but I am not sure anyone can do it right. just so tragic. about 30 years too soon.


D did a fine tribute with Princess on Fallon. Why? Because it encapsulated everything we (as fans) have always felt about that song. The stripped down piano only, with D'Angelo not trying to sound like Prince, but doing so anyways -- cracking at one point, where Princess needed to sing lead for a second so D could finish. A very touching performance.

SNL did it right because they simply showed all of his old live appearances BECAUSE THEY KNOW NO ONE ELSE CAN DO IT LIKE PRINCE.

Even Prince used to say that exact phrase in live performances.

I understand that artists want to do a tribute -- and have huge egos, believing they can cover Prince's works -- and that some fans want to see a tribute. But it is going to be a trainwreck.

D'Angelo and Questlove have already done their Prince tribute. It was called "Voodoo" and it was released in 2001. That entire record is a Prince tribute. The Voodoo tour itself was a joke, because unlike Prince -- neither the Roots or D'Angelo come close to having what Prince had on stage. Sheila's tribute is that she's still here, doing session work and occasionally performing live. We've already seen Monae perform Prince tracks live with mixed reactions across the board (and that's being nice.) Maxwell's voice hasn't been the same since his 2001 release "Now." Alicia Keys? (I'm assuming Musze & Alicia are there to promote their new records. They might participate somehow in the tribute, but I doubt they'll do their own covers.)

I love how BET is calling it "the greatest Prince tribute ever." The bar is set very low. All they have to do is top the Billboard Music Awards. If D performs SISIA again, this time with The Roots -- it won't have the same effect as his Tonight Show appearance -- which was 2 days after Prince passed and everything was still very raw -- for everyone.

Actually Sheila E has been performing live none stop for the last 20yrs in the last 10 yrs she turned it up.

She's guested with the Time & the Family in recent years.
Her old band CoEd(all female)Rhonda Katt Dyson Cassandra ..in the early 2000s did a lot of shows (a lot of the time Lisa Wendy & Susannah were a part of the band) and Candy Dulfer

about 2009 she teamed up with Eddie M again and they have been touring and doing shows regularly

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Reply #11 posted 06/07/16 6:34am

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Personally I'm excited for this tribute and think BET will redeem itself from the 2010 fiasco.
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Reply #12 posted 06/07/16 6:45am

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you tube moment for me .

i appreciated the madonna tribute . she is famous . she tried .

but i really dont wanna see people "trying " to be Prince .

Cant be done and after that last "show" ... i honestly cant sit

thru another one of those ! wasted hours of my life ! confused

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Reply #13 posted 06/07/16 6:53am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

suomynona said:


D did a fine tribute with Princess on Fallon. Why? Because it encapsulated everything we (as fans) have always felt about that song. The stripped down piano only, with D'Angelo not trying to sound like Prince, but doing so anyways -- cracking at one point, where Princess needed to sing lead for a second so D could finish. A very touching performance.

SNL did it right because they simply showed all of his old live appearances BECAUSE THEY KNOW NO ONE ELSE CAN DO IT LIKE PRINCE.

Even Prince used to say that exact phrase in live performances.

I understand that artists want to do a tribute -- and have huge egos, believing they can cover Prince's works -- and that some fans want to see a tribute. But it is going to be a trainwreck.

D'Angelo and Questlove have already done their Prince tribute. It was called "Voodoo" and it was released in 2001. That entire record is a Prince tribute. The Voodoo tour itself was a joke, because unlike Prince -- neither the Roots or D'Angelo come close to having what Prince had on stage. Sheila's tribute is that she's still here, doing session work and occasionally performing live. We've already seen Monae perform Prince tracks live with mixed reactions across the board (and that's being nice.) Maxwell's voice hasn't been the same since his 2001 release "Now." Alicia Keys? (I'm assuming Musze & Alicia are there to promote their new records. They might participate somehow in the tribute, but I doubt they'll do their own covers.)

I love how BET is calling it "the greatest Prince tribute ever." The bar is set very low. All they have to do is top the Billboard Music Awards. If D performs SISIA again, this time with The Roots -- it won't have the same effect as his Tonight Show appearance -- which was 2 days after Prince passed and everything was still very raw -- for everyone.

Actually Sheila E has been performing live none stop for the last 20yrs in the last 10 yrs she turned it up.

She's guested with the Time & the Family in recent years.
Her old band CoEd(all female)Rhonda Katt Dyson Cassandra ..in the early 2000s did a lot of shows (a lot of the time Lisa Wendy & Susannah were a part of the band) and Candy Dulfer

about 2009 she teamed up with Eddie M again and they have been touring and doing shows regularly


My point is, is that the fans are there to see her perform tracks from The Glamorous Life, In Romance 1600, Sheila E., and Holly Rock. Just like when folks go to see The Time, they aren't there to hear music from Morris Day's Guaranteed. Fans aren't going to see these artists every time they are in town, like they did with Prince.

Everyone is older now, including the above mentioned musicians/singers. And even if they aren't, put on the Diamonds & Pearls rehearsals where the NPG was rehearsing without Prince. It is atrociously bad. I'm fine with Sheila and the rest of the artists that haven't been in any of his bands over the last 25+ years playing something he wrote for them. But if they try and perform "Purple Rain" or some fucking medley with anyone other than Prince singing -- it will be the single most cringeworthy moment of 2016. Well, until November 8.

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Reply #14 posted 06/07/16 6:54am

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ColAngus said:

you tube moment for me .

i appreciated the madonna tribute . she is famous . she tried .

but i really dont wanna see people "trying " to be Prince .

Cant be done and after that last "show" ... i honestly cant sit

thru another one of those ! wasted hours of my life ! confused


You have the best username on this website. Kudos.

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Reply #15 posted 06/07/16 6:56am

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keenly said:



Graycap23 said:













Janelle Monae also to perform one month after network mocks Madonna's Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards























[Edited 6/7/16 6:01am]



Monae was HORRIFIC last time. Truly atrocious and embarassing. The last P tribute was a wreck.



Sorry but Miguel is a much better singer than D.



Sounds like this will be terrible.


--- No surprise with your post.
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Reply #16 posted 06/07/16 6:57am

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laurarichardson said:

keenly said:

Monae was HORRIFIC last time. Truly atrocious and embarassing. The last P tribute was a wreck.

Sorry but Miguel is a much better singer than D.

Sounds like this will be terrible.

--- No surprise with your post.


lol what is going on with your spacing?

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Reply #17 posted 06/07/16 6:59am

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suomynona said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




suomynona said:




D did a fine tribute with Princess on Fallon. Why? Because it encapsulated everything we (as fans) have always felt about that song. The stripped down piano only, with D'Angelo not trying to sound like Prince, but doing so anyways -- cracking at one point, where Princess needed to sing lead for a second so D could finish. A very touching performance.

SNL did it right because they simply showed all of his old live appearances BECAUSE THEY KNOW NO ONE ELSE CAN DO IT LIKE PRINCE.

Even Prince used to say that exact phrase in live performances.

I understand that artists want to do a tribute -- and have huge egos, believing they can cover Prince's works -- and that some fans want to see a tribute. But it is going to be a trainwreck.

D'Angelo and Questlove have already done their Prince tribute. It was called "Voodoo" and it was released in 2001. That entire record is a Prince tribute. The Voodoo tour itself was a joke, because unlike Prince -- neither the Roots or D'Angelo come close to having what Prince had on stage. Sheila's tribute is that she's still here, doing session work and occasionally performing live. We've already seen Monae perform Prince tracks live with mixed reactions across the board (and that's being nice.) Maxwell's voice hasn't been the same since his 2001 release "Now." Alicia Keys? (I'm assuming Musze & Alicia are there to promote their new records. They might participate somehow in the tribute, but I doubt they'll do their own covers.)

I love how BET is calling it "the greatest Prince tribute ever." The bar is set very low. All they have to do is top the Billboard Music Awards. If D performs SISIA again, this time with The Roots -- it won't have the same effect as his Tonight Show appearance -- which was 2 days after Prince passed and everything was still very raw -- for everyone.




Actually Sheila E has been performing live none stop for the last 20yrs in the last 10 yrs she turned it up.


She's guested with the Time & the Family in recent years.
Her old band CoEd(all female)Rhonda Katt Dyson Cassandra ..in the early 2000s did a lot of shows (a lot of the time Lisa Wendy & Susannah were a part of the band) and Candy Dulfer



about 2009 she teamed up with Eddie M again and they have been touring and doing shows regularly




My point is, is that the fans are there to see her perform tracks from The Glamorous Life, In Romance 1600, Sheila E., and Holly Rock. Just like when folks go to see The Time, they aren't there to hear music from Morris Day's Guaranteed. Fans aren't going to see these artists every time they are in town, like they did with Prince.

Everyone is older now, including the above mentioned musicians/singers. And even if they aren't, put on the Diamonds & Pearls rehearsals where the NPG was rehearsing without Prince. It is atrociously bad. I'm fine with Sheila and the rest of the artists that haven't been in any of his bands over the last 25+ years playing something he wrote for them. But if they try and perform "Purple Rain" or some fucking medley with anyone other than Prince singing -- it will be the single most cringeworthy moment of 2016. Well, until November 8.




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Reply #18 posted 06/07/16 7:12am

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laurarichardson said:

suomynona said:


My point is, is that the fans are there to see her perform tracks from The Glamorous Life, In Romance 1600, Sheila E., and Holly Rock. Just like when folks go to see The Time, they aren't there to hear music from Morris Day's Guaranteed. Fans aren't going to see these artists every time they are in town, like they did with Prince.

Everyone is older now, including the above mentioned musicians/singers. And even if they aren't, put on the Diamonds & Pearls rehearsals where the NPG was rehearsing without Prince. It is atrociously bad. I'm fine with Sheila and the rest of the artists that haven't been in any of his bands over the last 25+ years playing something he wrote for them. But if they try and perform "Purple Rain" or some fucking medley with anyone other than Prince singing -- it will be the single most cringeworthy moment of 2016. Well, until November 8.


SNIP-OF4S
come on, let's be nice 4 at least today
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My support for all artists (including D'Angelo, Maxwell, The Roots, Sheila E., and anyone else that might be involved) says all you need to know.

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Reply #19 posted 06/07/16 7:15am

PurpleMusic07

Let the chuuch say AMEN. I feel like this will be a really thoughful, well rounded tribute.

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Reply #20 posted 06/07/16 7:18am

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suomynona said :

You have the best username on this website. Kudos.

thanks . i actually had 2 other names i grew to hate ...

so i switched it up years ago ! lol

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Reply #21 posted 06/07/16 7:21am

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PLEASE don't let Janelle repeat her earlier performance of "Let's Go Crazy"! eek

I'm wondering who "and others" are? If they were able to get The Time, I'm sure they would have announced it. Chaka has already said she wouldn't be able to partipate due to a previous engagement. So I'm really curious to know who the "others" are. hmmm

I'm REALLY hoping that it's the original full line up of the Time, in which case that would be realistically left as a MEGA surprise, because the original line up, jerome included, don't perofrm often these days.

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suomynona said:



laurarichardson said:


keenly said:


Monae was HORRIFIC last time. Truly atrocious and embarassing. The last P tribute was a wreck.



Sorry but Miguel is a much better singer than D.



Sounds like this will be terrible.



--- No surprise with your post.


lol what is going on with your spacing?


I am working with 100 4th graders today. So yes my spacing is off.
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Reply #23 posted 06/07/16 7:24am

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Can't stand Questlove's attention seeking ways (especially when he wrote disrespectful things about Prince when he was alive and his family after Prince passed away on social media), at least he will be getting attention as a musician and can HAM it up as many times as he can when the camera is on him. The lineup for the BET Awards tribute to Prince is of high caliber and well thought out. It's great seeing Sheila E and Janelle listed as performers because they truly had a long standing relationship free of oneupmanship and genuine love for Prince.

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Reply #24 posted 06/07/16 7:28am

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I rolled out of bed and *ran* to my computer to check Stephen Hill's Twitter. So happy with the initial news. They'll tease us a bit more, then tell us that the Revolution are playing at the last minute... and I'll smile again and set my DVR smile

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Reply #25 posted 06/07/16 7:28am

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laurarichardson said:

suomynona said:

lol what is going on with your spacing?

I am working with 100 4th graders today. So yes my spacing is off.


Well, hopefully you finally advance to the 5th grade next year. We're all pulling for you.

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Reply #26 posted 06/07/16 7:46am

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Wow, this sucks a lot. The only interest in a tribute is to increase sales. These artists are not as bankable as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, JAY Z...These ones could have make young people interested in Prince. Nobody wants to listen to Janelle Monae or D ANGELO singing Prince's songs.

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Reply #27 posted 06/07/16 7:53am

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RODSERLING said:

Wow, this sucks a lot. The only interest in a tribute is to increase sales. These artists are not as bankable as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, JAY Z...These ones could have make young people interested in Prince. Nobody wants to listen to Janelle Monae or D ANGELO singing Prince's songs.


Let's not forget how much money BET will make with everyone tuning in to watch this tribu-pocalypse.
I will be watching. Because it will be as bad as the Billboard "music" awards. I can't wait to watch everyone on this site lose their minds. fishslap

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Reply #28 posted 06/07/16 7:55am

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RODSERLING said:

Wow, this sucks a lot. The only interest in a tribute is to increase sales. These artists are not as bankable as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, JAY Z...These ones could have make young people interested in Prince. Nobody wants to listen to Janelle Monae or D ANGELO singing Prince's songs.




They may not be as "bankable" but the likes of D'Angelo is a hell of a lot more talented than Beyoncé or her husband. The lineup seems to indicate that this tribute is more about showing respect for Prince and his music.
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Reply #29 posted 06/07/16 8:01am

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RODSERLING said:

Wow, this sucks a lot. The only interest in a tribute is to increase sales. These artists are not as bankable as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, JAY Z...These ones could have make young people interested in Prince. Nobody wants to listen to Janelle Monae or D ANGELO singing Prince's songs.

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