The different facets of his artistry may be debated. For instance, we can argue the guitar-playing, but only with Hendrix. We can argue the songwriting with maybe a few like a Joni Mitchell. We can argue the piano/keyboard/synthesizer with, say, like a Stevie Wonder. We can argue the showmanship with, say. like a James Brown. We can argue the falsetto with the likes of a Smokey Robinson or Phillip Bailey. We can argue the stage presence with, say, Marvin Gaye or Elvis. We can argue the dancing with a Michael Jackson. We can argue the song arrangements with, say, a Gamble & Huff. He was obviously influenced by several of the aforementioned.
HOWEVER, when it comes to one artist bringing everything together, then there is no comparison.
When it comes to genre-crossing, no comparison.
When it comes to being prolific, nobody compares.
Prince’s 38-year run in the music profession is the GOLD STANDARD!
© 2017 Gee Malone