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¿Qué significaba Prince para Barack Obama, Frank Ocean o DJ Premier?

"A strong spirit transcends rules."

Frankie Pizá

Ilustración original de Joshua Dunn.

El inesperado fallecimiento de Prince Roger Nelson el pasado jueves ha dejado a la comunidad artística y aficionados de todo el mundo conmocionados; señales de cariño, tributo, recuerdo a su figura y homenajes se suceden en las redes sociales, Internet y en el mundo real.

Las Cataratas del Niágara se iluminaron de color púrpura por coincidencia ayer, cuando la noticia explotó tras confirmarse la muerte del genio de Minneapolis; la Torre Eiffel y otros monumentos en la región del músico o Estados Unidos se han sensibilizado con el acontecimiento, tiñendo de ese color sus construcciones. La NASA ha publicado en Twitter una nebulosa púrpura en su honor.

Medios de comunicación de cualquier clase o tipo han modificado su imagen para encarnar el púrpura que siempre llevó consigo Prince, como símbolo e ideología de su carácter provocativo, lujurioso y controvertido.

Artistas de todo el mundo se han rendido a Prince publicando sus recuerdos e impresiones sobre el artista. Algunos han sido especialmente sentidos, como los de DâM-FunK, Spike Lee, Questlove o J. Rocc, The Game le ha dedicado una canción, «Rest In Purple», y Barack Obama, Frank Ocean o DJ Premier han aprovechado para compartir sus íntimos pensamientos sobre el de Minneapolis.

Aquí uno de nuestros particulares homenajes, «El color púrpura».

Barack Obama

«Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.

“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.»

Frank Ocean

“i’m not even gonna say rest in peace because it’s bigger than death. i never met the man (i was too nervous the one time i saw him) and i never saw him play live, regrettably. i only know the legends I’ve heard from folks and what i’ve heard and seen from his deep catalog of propellant, fearless, virtuosic work. my assessment is that he learned early on how little value to assign to someone else’s opinion of you.. an infectious sentiment that seemed soaked into his clothes, his hair, his walk, his guitar and his primal scream. he wrote my favorite song of all time, ‘when you were mine’. it’s a simple song with a simple melody that makes you wish you thought of it first, even though you never would have – a flirtatious brand of genius that feels approachable. he was a straight black man who played his first televised set in bikini bottoms and knee high heeled boots, epic. he made me feel more comfortable with how i identify sexually simply by his display of freedom from and irreverence for obviously archaic ideas like gender conformity etc. he moved me to be more daring and intuitive with my own work by his demonstration – his denial of the prevailing model…his fight for his intellectual property – ‘slave’ written across the forehead, name changed to a symbol… an all out rebellion against exploitation. A vanguard and genius by every metric I know of who affected many in a way that will outrun oblivion for a long while. I’m proud to be a Prince fan(stan) for life.“

DJ Premier

«One of the greatest memories of my life is the day that D’angelo asked me to come with him to a legendary club that we all played at in NY called «TRAAMPS»…(Yes I Spelled It Correctly)…

He told me that PRINCE is gonna make a surprise appearance and jam with him onstage…

D’angelo knew how much of a lunatic I am for Prince so he told me to come meet him before showtime.

I walk back there and there he is talking to Treach of «Naughty By Nature»…

I walk over to him and he says «DJ Premier, I Love Gang Starr, and «Step In The Arena» Is One Of My Favorite Albums»…Treach punches me in the chest and says: «See muhfucka! PRINCE Loves Gang Starr!» I swear I think I melted from ICE to Water right there but for real, I was cool like Fonzie…

Besides my own family, It has ALWAYS been James Brown, Michael Jackson, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Prince.
This is one of my saddest days ever! I will continue to push life far and cherish it even more! Purple tears have fallen from my eyes but I am great because of your excellence lyrically and artistically! You showed no fear of how you looked, and your sound is so innovative and ahead of our time.

I’ve been a fan since the «For You» LP dropped and your concerts that I’ve witnessed since 1981 on the «CONTROVERSY» TOUR taught me how to go hard on stage with no compromise…


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