It took me a couple of days to compile this, mainly because I was mourning and secondly because Prince’s stuff was hard to find online. Only after his death did all of these bootleg uploads surface, and some are nowhere to be found still. We all know how protective Prince was of his catalogue and it’s a huge one! The tracks are not on Spotify or Apple Music, little is on YouTube and only a selection of his stuff is available on iTunes.
One of my favorite artists of all-time, he didn’t fail to capture the essence of our generation. His signature slick sound, raw instrumentation and soulful bounce has never been duplicated or even emulated. He is truly one like no other. These are some songs that I compiled hastily that have been core gems from his impressive oeuvre:
10. “Black Sweat” from 3121
9. “Everybody Loves Me” from 20Ten
8. “Somebody’s Somebody” from Emancipation
7. “Come On” from New Power Generation
6. “I Love U, But I Don’t Trust U Anymore” from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
5. “La La La Means Eye Love You” from Emancipation
4. “The Beautiful Ones” from Purple Rain
3. “Cream” from Diamonds And Pearls
2. “Gold” from The Gold Experience
1 “Sign ‘O’ The Times” from Sign ‘O’ The Times
Rihanna’s back with a new music video for “Needed Me” and it’s not exclusively on Tidal. It’s kind of a fast release right after “Kiss It Better,” but I feel like they want to keep the #1 ball rolling. It’s a great album with amazing tracks, but I don’t think this will break it or make it like “Work.” What do you think?
We have to say, we are really excited for the new Michael Kiwanuka album, titled Love & Hate – coming out on May 27th, 2016. This is the lead single, with an amazing message, but we are not sure about its melodic catchiness – it’s a little too repetitive.