What can you really say about Prince? The king of raspberry berets is such an incredible funk and pop guru, we wouldn’t expect to find apt-enough words to describe his incredible compositions. We’ll leave it to Waxpoetics.
The iconic American magazine is giving us a present to celebrate their 10th Anniversary Issue with almost an entire edition dedicated to the Cream of the pop crop. Of course it’s up to you to decide what you reckon the best read is this time but we think Questlove (The Roots) did a pretty remarkable job by coming up with no less than 33 reasons why Prince should be considered hip hop. Issue 50 has been themed Prince, Prince and more Prince, with Frank Ocean, Larry Graham, Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, the Family, Grand Central, Madhouse, DJ Quik, Questlove, Toro y Moi, and Blood Orange amongst a host of names influenced and influential upon this iconic musician.
You’ve got to be quick to get your hands on this first resized and redesigned issue of Waxpoetics, with limited stocks of the iconic publication in stores, but mind you, there’s no reason to get nervous. With back issues piled high in TITLE, your Plan B is sorted with the final copies of the ‘Jazz’, ‘Latin’, ‘Philly’, ‘Earth Wind & Fire’, ‘Detroit Techno’, ‘Protest Blues’ and ‘War’ volumes lurking nearby.
And here’s some evidence of just how much Prince dominated the Minneapolis scene in the 1980s:
Waxpoetics Issue 50, the ‘Prince Issue’ is now available at all TITLE stores.