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Thread started 09/15/16 4:19pm

ecnirp0421

was Prince the greatest black artist ever lived?

Now that prince has passed is it to say he is the greatest artist to ever lived.
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Reply #1 posted 09/15/16 4:22pm

1Sasha

Greatest, period. Ethnicity doesn't matter.
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Reply #2 posted 09/15/16 4:24pm

morningsong

That's a grandiose statement. It'll get a few opinions that's for sure.


For me, he made my sunshine, so I have a grandiose opinion. But I'm not completely delusional that I'd say "ever" is a fact.



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Reply #3 posted 09/15/16 5:23pm

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1Sasha said:

Greatest, period. Ethnicity doesn't matter.

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THIS!
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Reply #4 posted 09/15/16 5:27pm

luvgirl

Greatest ever! No color needed.
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Reply #5 posted 09/15/16 6:05pm

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Prince is the greatest artist that ever lived........PERIOD.

[Edited 9/15/16 18:56pm]

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Reply #6 posted 09/15/16 6:36pm

PeteSilas

it's safe to say it for some of us now, he was the greatest, as Jon Bream said, all around the best. No one like him. There are guys who can best him in one or two departments but you throw it all together and add it up, he was the greatest. And i know you guys want to stir it up but forget it, no one will ever make me change my mind. All due respect to all the brilliant artists who were great in their rights.

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Reply #7 posted 09/15/16 6:52pm

luvsexy4all

only other artist that had such diversity was zeppelin...but they were only around for 10 years.....hes got 38 years

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Reply #8 posted 09/15/16 6:52pm

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1Sasha said:

Greatest, period. Ethnicity doesn't matter.

Yes to that!
I agree Prince was Prince the greatest Artist ever....
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Reply #9 posted 09/15/16 6:59pm

RJOrion

the greatest... black OR white

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Reply #10 posted 09/15/16 8:18pm

lleall

inspirational, amazing, unforgettable

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Reply #11 posted 09/15/16 8:21pm

malbena

For me, it would be "one of the greatest artist ever lived". There is something to be said about a few others. James Brown among others biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 09/15/16 8:24pm

jaawwnn

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He might have been the most dedicated to his craft popstar that ever lived.

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Reply #13 posted 09/15/16 9:20pm

ecnirp0421

luvgirl said:

Greatest ever! No color needed.

That's not what I asked. Ethnicity always matter in our society rather we like it or not
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Reply #14 posted 09/15/16 9:21pm

ecnirp0421

dance4me3121 said:

1Sasha said:

Greatest, period. Ethnicity doesn't matter.

^
THIS!

Ethnicity does matter and always will rather we like or not.
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Reply #15 posted 09/15/16 9:23pm

oliviacamron

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Prince was the greatest ever was and will be. Black? He was a rainbow child. He claimed it so why argue?
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #16 posted 09/15/16 9:29pm

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dance4me3121 said:

1Sasha said:
Greatest, period. Ethnicity doesn't matter.
^ THIS!

yeahthat Exactly what my response was going to be.

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Greatest. Artist. Ever. FACT.

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Reply #17 posted 09/15/16 9:34pm

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I'd have to say Prince was most definitely the most talented, most productive ,most versatile of artist I've heard. Greatest black artist ever? I guess it depends on your taste. I still find it fascinating how one artist can jump from so many genres of music vocally so well. From Soft & Wet, Purple Rain, 1999,Insatiable, I can't think of any black artist dead or alive who was or are just as talented ,musically inclined ,versatile or productive as Prince. Some artist who have been on the scene long before Prince haven't release 25 albums yet.
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Reply #18 posted 09/15/16 10:19pm

gorgbrowneyes

Eh, idk I guess this answer just depends on what you like and what you mean by "artist." For me, I believe that Prince was the greatest musician, and Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer. I can't rank one higher than the other since they are just too different. "The greatest black artist" is such a complicated debate; I would start with the originators, people who literally started from scratch and were their own influence. Great question, but don't hate me, I think he deserves a better title than that.
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