Today 4/21/2016, The Doves Are Crying…Prince Transcends At 57 Years Old.
Good day friends, family, supporters, and customers of Maseed Productions. If you haven’t already heard the news, it is with heavy hearts that we have come to learn of the untimely passing of Prince aka “The Artist Formally Known As”. Reports from TMZ.com confirm that Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park Studio in Minnesota, early Thursday morning, 4/21/2016. Although unfounded, rumors are going around saying that the cause of his death was brought on by the flu.
I could literally write a book on the influence and innovations that this legendary icon has impressed upon the music world. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide, is one of the most skilled guitar players and rock vocalists of our time, has written and produced some of the biggest and most memorable songs and movies of all time, and has been the source of some of the juiciest rumors in Hollywood and entertainment history. While internationally known and praised for his music, Prince maintained a lifestyle of exclusivity and intrigue that left most people constantly wondering about his views on his sexuality, political opinion and his position on music industry politics. He was an innovator and trend setter not only with his music but, with his business practices in the music industry, having been the first artist in history to release a project exclusively available for on-line internet purchase.
Prince changed his name to the unpronounceable glyph O(+> in 1993, which he used until 2000. During that time, he was more frequently referred to as “the artist formerly known as Prince”. Allegedly this was done as a means to get out of a contract with his record label as Prince felt that he was a slave to the label. 2016 has brought with it an unprecedented number of timely passings of some of the most influential people of our time both famous and infamous. Maseed Productions would like to take the personally recognize the deaths of …
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